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Travellingcriminologist blog on Bali! Where I stayed, What I did, How to Keep Safe and Travel Recommendations.
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 →
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 →
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! And welcome to the blog! I'm Emma, a qualified criminologist from Melbourne, Australia. I've called this blog the Travelling Criminologist as have the degree, and I like to travel. Clever huh? ;). I'm starting this blog to explain what criminology is, and make it more easy to understand and to get it talked about more!... Continue Reading →