Third Party Policing and Insurance: The Case of Market-Based Crime Prevention

Posted: 22 Nov 2000

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Sharyn Roach Anleu

Flinders University - Department of Sociology

Lorraine Green Mazerolle

Griffith University - School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Lois Presser

University of Cincinnati

Abstract

This paper examines a relatively new trend: market-based crime prevention. The insurance firm is an exemplary agent of this new type of crime prevention. Although the traditional focus of insurance has been on losses sustained after a crime or other catastrophe, we explore the shift from reactive to proactive crime management by the insurance industry. This trend is part of a more general decentralization of policing, from state-controlled agents to community and market-based third parties. New ideologies support these shifts, including an actuarial logic about crime and a view of the prudent person.

Suggested Citation

Roach Anleu, Sharyn and Green Mazerolle, Lorraine and Presser, Lois, Third Party Policing and Insurance: The Case of Market-Based Crime Prevention. Law & Policy, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2000. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=244499

Sharyn Roach Anleu (Contact Author)

Flinders University - Department of Sociology ( email )

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Lorraine Green Mazerolle

Griffith University - School of Criminology and Criminal Justice ( email )

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Lois Presser

University of Cincinnati ( email )

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United States
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