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dc.contributor.authorPrenzler, Timothyen_US
dc.contributor.editorMartin Gillen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:04:24Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:04:24Z
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.modified2009-09-22T05:48:58Z
dc.identifier.issn09551662en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1057/palgrave.sj.8340211en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/4128
dc.description.abstractThis study was designed in response to media claims about dramatic growth in the size of the security industry in Australia, following lethal incidents involving security personnel. All available sources on the size and dimensions of, and changes in, the industry were analysed-primarily occupational data from the national census and government licensing figures. The findings were compared to police and population figures. Overall, the research did not result in a definitive set of figures. Census data for persons' main occupations in security-related work and in the police respectively show a ratio of 1.2:1, while the numbers of licences indicate there are just over twice as many individual security providers as police. It is likely that many of these licence holders work part-time. Growth in the industry has outpaced that of the police and the population. The most recent census figures for a five-year period show that while the Australian population increased by 6.0 per cent and the police by 6.5 per cent, the number of security providers grew by 31.1 per cent. The study concludes by emphasising how the public is now highly dependent on security services, but current issues suggest the need for more sophisticated regulation to improve conduct and quality of service.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherPerpetuity Pressen_US
dc.publisher.placeUKen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.palgrave-journals.com/sj/index.htmlen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom51en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto64en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSecurity Journalen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume18en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode390499en_US
dc.titleMapping the Australian Security Industryen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Criminology and Criminal Justiceen_US
gro.date.issued2005
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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