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…… Read more “The Bystander Effect: How and Why we do nothing”
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…… Read more “Why are police uniforms blue?”
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…… Read more “CPTED on the High Line in NYC”
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…… Read more “White Collar Crime Class @ Laneway Learning July 6!”
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…… Read more “Boronia Heights College Vandalism”
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…… Read more “Where are all the Women Online?”