Crime Prevention in Milano!

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.

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.

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 →

The Travelling Criminologist travels to….Frankston!

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. While at Frankston shopping centre, which recently went under a rebuild, I trotted past Target... Continue Reading →

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