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PERPETUITY PRESS (This Publisher no longer handles these titles, all have been sold to Palgrave Macmillan) as from October 2005

Public Order Policing: Contemporary Perspectives on Strategy and Tactics

Author: Mike King & Nigel Brearley

ISBN: 1 899287 03 5

Publishers: Perpetuity Press

Price:  £14.95 RRP UK

Publication Date: 1996

When it was published Dr David Waddington said of it, "Mike King and Nigel Brearley are to be congratulated on this well documented and compelling analysis of the changing face of British public order policing. This timely and refreshingly accessible book ought to be essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the recent evolution of police crowd control methods, or eager to predict the future direction of police public order strategy and tactics. "

This book highlights the major ‘watersheds’ in the policing of political, industrial, festival and urban disorders and contains a wealth of material from interviews with senior police officers.

The book is written in a clear and concise style, incorporating an extremely informative glossary of terms, sadly sometimes lacking in other books. This work can still provide a good background for both police practitioners and those studying or interested in the area of contemporary policing.

Zero Tolerance Policing

Author: Roger Hopkins Burke

ISBN: 1899287523

Publishers Perpetuity Press

Price: £19.95 RRP UK Publishers price

In recent years there has been a debate about the merits of zero tolerance policing; much of the discussion has been based on a misunderstanding. Indeed, there are many myths about what this form of policing seeks to achieve and the methods it adopts.

Set against a backdrop of sensationalism and confusion, this exciting new book aims to tackle the controversy head on.

With chapters from eminent practitioners and academics, the book clearly sets out the arguments both for and against zero tolerance policing, allowing readers to draw their own conclusions.

Based on a combination of practical experience and extensive research, each chapter examines a key issue involved in zero tolerance policing. Subjects under discussion include current initiatives in both the UK and US, problem oriented policing, community reaction, the implications for civil liberties of a true zero tolerance approach and the problems of begging and vagrancy.

Zero Tolerance Policing is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the police, crime prevention, community safety and order maintenance. It is a highly significant text, providing the reader with a more informed under­standing of the many issues involved.

Professor Dick Hobbs, University of Durham, said of this book:-

'This timely volume examines the different dimensions of zero tolerance policing strategies and considers the best ways of promoting crime prevention, public safety and the policing of different communities'.

Roger Hopkins Burke is a Lecturer in Criminal Justice Studies at the Scarman Centre for the Study of Public Order, University of Leicester.


Author: Edited by Martin Gill

ISBN:            189928771x

Publishers Perpetuity Press

Price:  £35 plus £3.50 post RRP UK Publishers price

Publication Date: 2003

This book presents research from specialists in the field along with in-depth analysis and valuable new insights relating to the effective use and management of CCTV. With significant case studies providing lessons from the experiences of others around the world, this book is an important addition to the bookshelves of all those who work with or have an interest in CCTV.

CCTV provides essential new information from the latest research findings on different aspects of the use of CCTV.

The consequences of CCTV being an everyday feature of modern urban life are far-reaching and there are many issues relating to its use for which security professionals require the most up-to date knowledge.

The Following may find this book useful.

Police & Crime Prevention Officers

Security Practitioners

Heads of Security

CCTV Operators

Crime Analysts

Shopping Centre Managers

CCTV User Groups


Contents include:

Police Surveillance and the Emergence of CCTV in the 1960s

Chris A. Williams.

Multiple Targets: The Reasons to Support Town Centre CCTV Systems

David Mackay.

Lessons in Implementing CCTV Schemes: An Early Review The Scarman Centre National CCTV Evaluation Team.

What do Offenders Think About CCTV? Martin Gill and Karryn Loveday

Does CCTV Displace Crime? An Evaluation of the Evidence and a Case. Study from Amsterdam Sander Flight, Yvonne van Heerwaarden and Paul van Soomeren.

The Impact of Monitored CCTV in a Retail Environment: What CCTV Operators Do and Why, Karryn Loveday and Martin Gill.

Estimating the Extent, Sophistication and Legality of CCTV in London

Michael  McCahill & Clive Norris.

An Evaluation of the CCTV Scheme at Oslo Central Railway Station, Stig Winge and Johannes Knutsson.

Managing Security, Crime At Work: Volume III

Author: Edited by Martin Gill

ISBN:            1899287655

Publishers Perpetuity Press

Price:  £35 RRP UK

Publication Date: 2003

Managing Security contains a wealth of essential new information to assist those involved with managing security and crime prevention.

It provides in-depth analysis and examines ways that organisations can protect themselves against an array of internal and external security threats. Written by experts and based on original and extensive research within the field, this comprehensive collection offers thoughtful insights on the ways that organisations can respond to a range of security problems; from shoplifting and staff dishonesty through to credit card fraud, terrorism and corporate crime.

Managing Security delivers new findings and clear explanations to guide the implementation of security strategies. It is essential reading for those responsible for managing and developing security, crime and risk policies within their organisation.

Contents Include

If You Don't Call Us, We'll Call You: The Experiences of Business Crime Direct.

John P. Douglass, Kate J. Bowers, Chris Young and Louise Clare

Loss Prevention: Senior Management Views on Current Trends and Issues, Read Hayes

Tackling Shrinkage Throughout the Supply Chain: What Role for Automatic Product Identification? Adrian Beck

Organising and Controlling Payment Card Fraud: Fraudsters and their Operational Environment Michael Levi

Can Information Technology Help in the Search for Money Laundering? The Views of Financial Companies

Martin Gill and Geoff Taylor

Trafficking in Women for the Purpose of Sexual Exploitation: Knowledge-based Prevention Strategies from Italy

Andrea Di Nicola

Stealing from Shops: A Survey of the European Dimension

Joshua Bamfield

Shoplifting: Patterns of Offending Among Persistent Burglars, Jacqueline L. Schneider

Reducing Employee Dishonesty: In Search of the Right Strategy Martin Speed

'Trouble Makers' and 'Nothing to Lose' Employee Offenders Identified from a Corporate Crime Data Sample

Nick J. Dodd

Tackling Shrinkage in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods Supply Chain: Developing a Methodology Adrian Beck, Charlotte Bilby and Paul Chapman

Managing Terrorist Targeting of Financial Centres: The IRA's City of London Campaign, John Gearson

The Impact of 11th September on the UK Business Community Bruce George Mark Button and Natalie Whatford