New PDF release: Crime Script Analysis: Preventing Crimes Against Business

By Harald Haelterman

This ebook positions script research as an invaluable and pragmatic software, which could advisor the choice and implementation of preventive measures in enterprise environments. It illustrates how the idea that aligns with the crime-specific orientation present in environmental criminology, and especially explores the theoretical foundations of situational crime prevention, the method of which it truly is deemed such a lot suitable and supportive.
The quantity presents transparent information on tips to observe script research in day-by-day perform, overlaying its major development blocks and key gains. those are illustrated by means of a chain of case stories into a variety of crime kinds. relocating past using script research with the cause to disrupt the crime-commission procedure, the writer additional explores the broader merits of the method of either lecturers and practitioners. He identifies what's wanted such a lot if we wish to include the complete strength of script research for preventive reasons. <

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3 Crime and Criminality 31 an aid to alert researchers to diffusion of benefits and anticipatory effects of situational interventions (Idem: 37). Yet according to Cornish and Clarke (Idem: 24), the rational choice perspective is to be seen as a heuristic device or conceptual tool rather than as a conventional criminological theory. It has been developed with a purpose to offer a way of looking at offending that is present centred and that recognizes the influence of the environment on behaviour.

G. Ekblom 1991 and Johnson et al. 1993; quoted in Cornish 1994: 161). e. taking money or jewellery from the victim in the underground system) is preceded by a number of actions including preparations made outside the actual crime setting, the entry to the setting, and the selection of the victim (Ekblom; quoted in Cornish 1994: 161). Actions associated with the aftermath of the main action include escaping from the crime setting, exiting the subway system, and a number of potential follow-up actions such as disposing of the stolen items.

3 provides a rather straightforward example of how to map situational measures onto the crime-commission process, using the hypothetical example of cargo theft from a parked trailer. Again, other and more detailed examples are captured in Chap. 5. The controls identified in this example all qualify as situational controls. g. g. g. by means of identifying products to make them traceable and less easy to sell on the black market). 3 Preventing and disrupting ‘Curtain-Slashing’ Script actions Situational controls Steal a van or light truck Car alarms, ignition or steering locks, immobilizers Increase formal surveillance Control markets for ‘multi-purpose’ tools Access control to parking lots, parking attendants Patrolling on site, CCTV monitoring Replace soft-sided trailers with hard-sided trailers Enhance visibility and natural surveillance Intrusion detection, anti-slashing strips Intrusion alarms, security locks Replace number plates Gather tools Enter unsecured parking lot Circule parking lot Select soft-sided trailer to hit upon Close-in on selected trailer Cut hole into the tarpaulin Break seal/lock of the trailer back door Offload cargo Leave parking lot Sell goods on the black market Patrolling on site, CCTV monitoring Exit control Disrupt markets for stolen goods, identify products The set of situational measures or controls available to policymakers and security practitioners has evolved quite significantly over the past three decades (Smith and Clarke 2012: 299).

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