Community safety and the private security sector

Mark Button

in Community safety

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9781861347305
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301950 | DOI:
Community safety and the private security sector

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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

Chapter.  6383 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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