Doing Security: Critical Reflections and an Agenda for by M. Button

By M. Button

Regardless of the starting to be curiosity in safety among governments, agencies and most of the people, the availability of a lot safeguard is substandard. This ebook explores the issues dealing with protection, and units out leading edge proposals to reinforce the effectiveness of protection in society, at nationwide and organizational degrees.

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6 per cent of women experiencing a sexual incident. 6 per cent of women experiencing a sexual incident (Licu and Fisher, 2006). The costs of this problem are illustrated by the fact that in the USA it has been estimated that between 3 and 7 million working days are lost each year as a result of workplace violence. Below we look more closely at two areas where violence has become a major issue: healthcare and education. In the UK violence against National Health Service staff has become an increasing political priority and measures to tackle the problem have been introduced.

If we were to categorise every lapse as a deviation, there would be virtually no ‘regular nodes’. However, there are some nodes largely anchored in the ‘regular node’ domain, which have significant covert deviant agendas. As such they deserve a category in their own right. The spectacular collapse of companies such as Enron, WorldCom and the Maxwell empire, based upon corrupt agendas driven from the very top provide examples of these. Another example can be found in Brazil where the state police and private security companies have been implicated in repressive social control, including organised death squads, most notably in the slums of large cities.

This could be a criminal act, such as a robbery, burglary, theft and so on; or a lesser act, such as trespass or breach of organisational rules. Security failure may also encompass the enabling of ‘good acts’ against ‘deviant nodes’, such as an attempt by the police to infiltrate a criminal gang. However, for the purposes of this book the focus will be on security failure in ‘regular nodes’. Failures in security are taking place all the time. By the very nature of security failure it is difficult to gauge its extent, although in some sectors there are statistics that provide a barometer of the success or failure of security in certain contexts.

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