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dc.contributor.authorWortley, Richard
dc.contributor.authorMcFarlane, Matthew
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-14T03:25:23Z
dc.date.available2018-08-14T03:25:23Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.modified2012-04-10T22:51:41Z
dc.identifier.issn0955-1662
dc.identifier.doi10.1057/sj.2009.22
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/44375
dc.description.abstractA field experiment was conducted in a university library to assess the effect of symbolic territorial cues on preventing the theft of a photocopy card which was left on a library desk. Territoriality was conceived as comprising two dimensions – ownership and guardianship. In a 2 × 2 design, ownership was operationized by signing or not signing the card, and guardianship was operationized by leaving the card next to library books or on its own. Both territorial cues were successful in reducing theft levels. It was argued that the crime prevention role of territorial cues needs to be conceived of in terms that are broader than alerting potential offenders to increased levels of surveillance.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom149
dc.relation.ispartofpageto156
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSecurity Journal
dc.relation.ispartofvolume24
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1602
dc.titleThe role of territoriality in crime prevention: A field experiment
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionPost-print
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
gro.rights.copyright© 2011 Palgrave Macmillan. This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Security Journal. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Security Journal Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 149–156, 2011 is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1057/sj.2009.22
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorWortley, Richard K.
gro.griffith.authorMcFarlane, Matthew J.


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