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Security Risk Management Using Techniques of Situational Crime Prevention

Situational Crime Prevention (SCP) is explained as crime prevention strategies aimed at reducing criminal opportunities which arise from the routines of everyday life.

Research into criminal activity reveals that crime is not simply a function of where criminals live.  High crime areas typically provide opportunities for crime such as absence of capable guardianship, easy access to assets, few security protections such as CCTV or alarms, a lack of community cohesiveness in the general area, and a lack of openness that connects eyes between people and places.

Security leaders need to understand the importance of design as a primary influence on levels of crime and therefore related security breaches around workplaces.

The Australian Institute of Criminology provides a broad range of publications relative to SCP.  The AIC website can be accessed through the following link -