Crime At Work: Studies in Security and Crime Prevention by Martin Gill

By Martin Gill

This e-book features a wealth of knowledge supplying crucial examining for all these drawn to crime prevention, the incentive of other different types of offenders and the effectiveness of assorted safety features. there was little attention of the level, influence and styles of crimes within the office. this significant textual content means that such an omission is not any longer justified and displays the becoming recognition that powerful responses to crime are according to the necessity to acquire and percentage information.

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It was frequently emphasised that there had been no intention to cause injury or to harm people, but there was often little appreciation of the fact that the victim had no way of knowing that. 24 Gill and Matthews Summary The findings show that robbery is no longer being undertaken by an elite segment of the underworld. Indeed, the elite have tended to turn their attention to drugs and fraud where the risks are perceived to be less and the rewards greater. Increasingly, those engaging in robbery are smaller fry who feel a' need for quick cash.

A sense of 'solidarity'. and the enjoyment of the 'risks' involved in carrying out the crime. But the dominance of the materialistic motivation is reinforced by Reppetto's finding that 73 per cent of the burglars he interviewed believed that the obtaining of a certain degree of wealth would enable them eventually to stop committing property crimes. A considerable amount of research has focused on the factors weighed by burglars in deciding whether to commit an offence. In the early 1980s the view that burglars made a rational choice (Cornish and Clarke, 1986) in deciding whether to commit an offence received considerable attention.

Some believed that people who work in places where money is being handled should expect to be robbed. Others pointed out that they had provided people with something to talk about, something exciting and different. It was frequently emphasised that there had been no intention to cause injury or to harm people, but there was often little appreciation of the fact that the victim had no way of knowing that. 24 Gill and Matthews Summary The findings show that robbery is no longer being undertaken by an elite segment of the underworld.

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