This groundbreaking book contains a wealth of information which will be essential reading for all those interested in crime prevention, security, the motivation of different types of offenders, and the effectiveness of various security measures. Topics covered include why people commit robbery and their use of weapons, what deters shoplifters, why people think insurance fraud is legitimate, how bar staff fiddle their customers and their employers, why and how staff are assaulted, the impact of terrorism, attitudes to the use of closed circuit television, and the relative merits of in-house and contract security in commercial policing. Each article covers the theme of crime prevention. Papers incorporate the views of offenders, victims, customers and staff. Until now there has been very little consideration of the extent, impact and patterns of crimes that occur in the workplace. This important text suggests that such an omission is no longer justified. Produced in collaboration with business, the book reflects the growing realisation that effective responses to crime are based on the need to collect and share information.