Assessment of the Preparedness of Large Retail Malls to Prevent and Respond to Terrorist Attack [open pdf - 904KB]
This study funded by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and directed by Robert C. Davis, discusses the preparedness of U.S. shopping malls against terrorist attacks. "This report takes a close look at the state of security in large U.S. shopping malls. How have things changed since 9/11, and is the state of security today meeting the standards that the industry, government, and courts have defined? Experts agree that privatization of policing is a growing trend worldwide. This trend was first widely noted as a result of a 1971 Rand Corporation study commissioned by the National Institute of Justice in the United States. Several years later, Stenning and Shearing noted that a 'quiet revolution' towards private security had occurred in Canada. South documented a similar phenomenon in both western and eastern European countries. An update of the Rand assessment in 1985 concluded that private security outspent public law enforcement by 73% and employed two and one half times as many persons. Experts seem to agree that private security is more extensive in the United States amongst western nations than virtually anywhere else, but it seems clear that privatization of police services is a global phenomenon that needs to be recognized and considered."
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