Papers, Exibits & Presentations
This page provides a list of some free on-line but otherwise informal and
unpublished papers, exibits and
presentations (PEPs) that SETS staff members have written on the topics of
security, education and training.
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Crime and the Workplace
An essay to 'Compare & Contrast' the situational and social approaches
to crime prevention for any one type of workplace offence’.
In order to compare and contrast the two main methods of ‘Crime
Prevention’ known as situational and social crime prevention, this essay
focuses on one kind of workplace offence known as ‘Shoplifting’. Any
such comparison must deal with the theoretical foundations of the two
approaches, their distinguishing characteristics, overlaps and the
extent to which they are effective in real life given all the
difficulties inherent from limited resources and other legal
Applied Crime Management
To what extent can crime pattern analysis assist the security manager?
This essay examines the extent to which the analysis of crime patterns
can assist the average security manager, particularly those in a private
organisation, to manage the risk and prevent losses due to criminal
activities against their employer. The extent to which they can and will
do this is inevitably based on an assessment of their own needs and
capacity in comparison to the ‘added value’ obtained by the effort.
Managing Risk and Security
To what extent do security managers need to take account of national and
international risks when formulating their organisational security
Security managers, whether in private or public service, are assumed by
virtue of their job definition to be responsible for identifying and
taking into account in their security planning, all possible ’security
risks’ to their organisation. The question that this essay seeks to
answer, is confined to the extent to which security managers in private
organisations will need to consider, plan and prepare for possible
national and international risks arising from man made acts of
terrorism. In particular, the essay focuses and draws on the bombing at
St Mary Axe, London in 1992.
- Law, Procedures and Security Management
'Citizens may be considered to have a natural right to privacy, yet
companies have a responsibility to know exactly whom they are
employing’. A discussion.
The discussion essay in question is concerned with a citizen’s ’natural’
right to privacy, yet in the course of life and working life in
particular these rights come with a certain amount of responsibility as
well as inevitable infringements and compromises. Companies on the other
hand are merely a legal creation. They are not a human being that can
possess ’natural’ rights or commit criminal acts, yet they are legally
responsible to society, their stakeholders and all parties affected by
their decisions and activities.
- Management, Organisation and Security
A Critical discussion of the ways organisational structure and culture
affect the role of the security manager
This essay critically discusses the relationship between structure and
culture, how and what affect they have on the role of security managers.
To understand how culture and structure affect the role of security
management, it is important to understand not only their nature,
components and ‘stereo-typologies’, but also their key variables and
influencers that combine in various ways to create different cultural,
structural and hence organisational typologies. To this end the essay
will define and discuss the role of the security manager in relation to
each of these aspects in turn, before drawing a brief summary and some
Security Supervision and Screening
What are the perceptions and attitudes of customers in Finland to
security stewards locally known as ‘järjestyksenvalvoja’ and the job
they do? What implications if any, do these have for the profession?
This dissertation studied the profession of security stewards in Finland
known as ‘järjestyksenvalvoja’, and specifically those trained,
registered and working as door supervisors in pubs and taverns locally,
known as ‘portsari’. The study was undertaken from the point of
view of the customers’ attitudes and perceptions in order to establish
which roles, methods and resources are most commonly acceptable to
customers in order to facilitate voluntary compliance with
järjestyksenvalvoja as much as possible. These were studied in relation
to Place Theory in particular and other criminology theories such as
Rational Choice, Routine Activity, Life Style, and Risk theories.