11Apr 2016

Over the last two decades, there has been increased interest in the distribution of crime and other antisocial behavior at lower levels of geography. The focus on micro geography and its contribution to the understanding and prevention of crime has been called the ‘criminology of place’. It pushes scholars to examine small geographic areas within […]

18Nov 2015

The problem analysis triangle (sometimes referred to as the crime triangle) provides a way of thinking about recurring problems of crime and disorder. This idea assumes that crime or disorder results when (1) likely offenders and (2) suitable targets come together in (3) time and space, in the absence of capable guardians for that target. […]

01Oct 2015

This guide begins by describing the problem of pharmacy robbery and reviewing factors that increase its risks. It then identifies a series of questions to help you analyze your local pharmacy robbery problem. Finally, it reviews responses to the problem and what is known about them from evaluative research and police practice.   Pharmacy Robbery […]

01Oct 2015

The GMU Research Team discovered that LPR technology is rapidly diffusing into U.S. law enforcement. Over a third of large police agencies have already adopted LPR, and many are on their way to acquiring the technology. However, we also discovered this rapid adoption is occurring in a low-information environment; the evidence-base for the effectiveness and […]

28Sep 2015

The objective of the IAHSS Foundation’s “Evidence Based Healthcare Security Research” series is to identify and summarize valid studies and research on the current state of knowledge regarding specific challenges in healthcare security.  The IAHSS Foundation completed the first of four projects entitled “Body Worn Cameras and Their Use Inside Healthcare Facilities.”   Body Worn […]