Policing and crime prevention: The role of insurance

Roach Anleu, Sharyn L., Mazerolle, Lorraine Green and Presser, Lois (2000) Policing and crime prevention: The role of insurance. Law in Context, 17 1: 57-74.

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Author Roach Anleu, Sharyn L.
Mazerolle, Lorraine Green
Presser, Lois
Title Policing and crime prevention: The role of insurance
Journal name Law in Context   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0811-5796
1839-4183
Publication date 2000
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 17
Issue 1
Start page 57
End page 74
Total pages 18
Editor Andrew Goldsmith
Mark Israel
Place of publication Annandale, NSW, Australia
Publisher Federation Press
Language eng
Abstract Anleu, Mazerolle and Presser consider the role of insurance companies and their actuarial logic in contemporary crime prevention strategies. They explore insurers' crime prevention efforts vis- -vis their policy holders and the involvement of insurance companies as partners in community crime prevention efforts. Insurers may constitute themselves as community participants in their involvement in crime prevention programs which emphasise partnerships between local communities and police. While the discourse of community tends to stress altruism and collective interests, arguably insurance companies remain primarily oriented to profit and the achievement of their own organisational goals.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Special issue: Criminal Justice in Diverse Communities

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Institute for Social Science Research - Publications
 
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