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.
The lies we tell ourselves
Personal blog about bullying in the workforce.
Bali Review! Best bits of Bali – Ubud, Uluwatu and Seminyak
Travellingcriminologist blog on Bali! Where I stayed, What I did, How to Keep Safe and Travel Recommendations.
The Bystander Effect: How and Why we do nothing
Apathy. The Bystander Effect is when we don't offer help, or we are less likely to offer help, to when other people are present. Studies have shown that individually up to 70% of people will assist, but as a group under 40% of us will. Everyone has been a bystander at some point of their... Continue Reading →
Manchester Terror Attacks: Thoughts about the aftermath and where to from here
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 →
CPTED on the High Line in NYC
Hello! Crime prevention principles can be found everywhere! Yesterday I walked along the New York City High Line, which is a park 30 feet in the air. It's on an old rail line. This park would be absolutely stunning in summer, and was great to walk along in winter to take some Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design... Continue Reading →
Boronia Heights College Vandalism
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 →
Clunes Book Festival – The Market Reduction Approach (aka how to stop things getting nicked at a market!)
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.
‘Gee Officer Krupke’ and Juvenile Delinquency
I was in the car yesterday, and 'Gee Officer Krupke' from West Side Story started playing on my car stereo. It’s a brilliant song about Juvenile Delinquency - sums up the whole theory around what causes JD in a very tidy time of approximately 4 minutes. At the start of the song, Action, the leader of the... Continue Reading →
Why Culture Counts in Criminology
In my second post, I talked about what Criminology is: 'Basically it’s the study of crime – who causes, why and how to prevent it. Then the idea is that you can use that information once you are employed to better understand and respond to crime, and prevent it in the future.' Without something being deemed... Continue Reading →
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