What I'm really keen to draw your attention to is the very clever fencing. The fencing is very thin, strong, can't be bent. It is see through, and the palings are close together so you can't squeeze through.
My family is from Manchester. I lived there, and I absolutely love it there. I am shocked and saddened by the attacks in Manchester, particularly aimed at young people. My least favourite university assignment for Criminology was being asked to write an essay on the thoughts of the plane hijackers for 9/11. I remember having to... Continue Reading →
One of my recent posts talked about why I was comfortable with travelling internationally in Europe following a terrorist attack in France. Terrorism is a complex issue, and isn't as simple as that people are waging wars on each other ideology. This video talks about a CIA agent's counter terrorism work overseas. It's a short... Continue Reading →
What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of police? Is it arguably the worlds' most famous police force, the N.Y.P.D? Or is it a blue uniform? I was very lucky to get a last minute ticket to Real Living's interior design series in Melbourne last year. A friend is in... Continue Reading →
Rounded knife Very quick post from Manchester airport where I had a cheeky breakfast en route to JFK via Zurich. What I want to talk about is the look of the knife here. Apologies, I only realised after using the knife that it was a good opportunity for a quick post. As you can... Continue Reading →
Hello everyone! I'm teaching a White Collar Crime class at Laneway Learning in Melbourne on July 6, 2015. I'm super excited - this is my second time teaching this class and my third teaching for Laneway. My last class sold out (ace!), and I'm excited to do it again. For information and booking, click here: Laneway... Continue Reading →
Hello! A slightly more emotional post from me this week. My old school, Boronia Heights, has been quite badly vandalised since closing at the end of the school year on 2014. I'd like to talk about how and why this happened, although as I have a personal investment in this, it's likely to sound more... Continue Reading →
How do you stop theft or other crowd related activity (i.e. pickpocketing, especially wallets and mobile phones)? One of the answers is spacing. Make sure you give people room to look at items freely, without having to stand close to someone. Shop theft largely occurs due to opportunity - i.e. lack of surveillance (either a shop keeper or CCTV, usually both), an item that's easy to pickpocket, and a split-second decision to take the item. Clues Booktown did this really well.
I was watching Q&A a few weeks ago which was quite a random show at best, filmed live in Australian cities with a live audience. In Australia, there are articles everyday on mainstream news-sites about terrorism - more specifically about ISIS. On Q&A, one suggestion by a male panel member was to create programs to discourage... Continue Reading →