Public Perceptions of Private Security

Shearing, C., Stenning, P. & Addario, S. 1985. Public Perceptions of Private Security. The Canadian Police College Journal, 9(3): 225-253.

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Clifford Shearing

University of Cape Town; Griffith Institute of Criminology; University of Montreal, School of Criminology; University of New South Wales; University of Toronto

Philip Stenning

Griffith University

Date Written: 1985

Abstract

Examined public attitudes and perceptions about private security personnel by surveying 134 males and 75 females in Canada concerning the image, role, authority, and limits of private security activity. Public reaction to the growth of private security activity is discussed as well as rights of intrusion, use of force, and accountability of security organizations. This is the 2nd part of a 3-part series.

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Shearing, Clifford D and Stenning, Philip, Public Perceptions of Private Security (1985). Shearing, C., Stenning, P. & Addario, S. 1985. Public Perceptions of Private Security. The Canadian Police College Journal, 9(3): 225-253. , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3443808

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Philip Stenning

Griffith University ( email )

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Nathan, Queensland QLD 4111
Australia

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