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Library Crime and Security
An International Perspective

ISBN 9780367425845
Published December 15, 2021 by Routledge
174 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1987, focuses on the patterns of library crime and disruption in Great Britain, Canada, and the United States. In addition to important data on these problems, there is extensive information on the characteristics of the institutions and the communities in which they are found. The impact of crime on the institution and the individual is examined. The authors present vital insights into the design of crime control programs in libraries of varying sizes that have or anticipate problems with crime such as book theft, vandalism, problem patrons, and attacks against staff. Major issues in the measurement, incidence, and consequences of crime are included, as well as relevant materials from the fields of library science, management, criminology, victimology, and security. An extensive security checklist is included that can serve as a guide for making the library a safer and more secure setting for staff, patrons, and contents.

Table of Contents

1. Libraries and Crime: A Comparative View  2. Library Crime in Great Britain  3. Library Crime in Canada  4. Three Studies of Library Crime  5. Patterns of Library Security  6. Controlling Crime: A Security Checklist

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