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Community safetyCritical perspectives on policy and practice$
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Peter Squires

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781861347305

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861347305.001.0001

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Community safety and the private security sector

Community safety and the private security sector

(p.125) Eight Community safety and the private security sector
Community safety

Mark Button

Policy Press

This chapter examines the concept of ‘community safety’. It notes that its origins lie in politicians from the left seeking to widen the ownership of the problem of crime to organisations other than the police. It examines the scope and activities of the private security sector in community safety. It uses George and Button's (2000) definition of private security, which comprises manned security services (static manned guarding, cash-in-transit services, door supervision and stewarding services, close protection services); private sector detention services; security storage and destruction services; professional security services and the security products sector.

Keywords:   community safety, politicians, crime, police, private security sector, George and Button

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