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... 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.
Hello! Just wanted to share this amazing article, which is inspiring but also a little depressing at the same time! 'Utah have taken a Housing First approach in tackling crime since 2004. It's now years later. And these days, Mr... Continue Reading →
This week the travelling criminologist travelled to….Frankston. Only 35 minutes on the freeway from my house, and is located near the beach. I discovered a brilliant example of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) techniques used by department store Target.... Continue Reading →
Hello there! This is a quick post to share how a friend from University got a gig working in the Criminology field, and is a really good example of transitioning straight to working in the field. I sent Anna* a... Continue Reading →