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Reducing bag theft in bars

Ekblom, Paul and Bowers, Kate J. and Gamman, Lorraine and Sidebottom, Aiden and Thomas, Chris and Thorpe, Adam and Willcocks, Marcus (2012) Reducing bag theft in bars. In: Design Against Crime: Crime Proofing Everyday Objects. Crime Prevention Studies, 27 . Lynne Rienner, Boulder, Col.. ISBN 9781588268136

Type of Research: Book Section
Creators: Ekblom, Paul and Bowers, Kate J. and Gamman, Lorraine and Sidebottom, Aiden and Thomas, Chris and Thorpe, Adam and Willcocks, Marcus
Description:

This chapter presents a detailed account of the considerations in designing a clip that fixes customers’ bags to tables in bars, to protect them against theft. On the face of this is a very simple idea, but in practice the factors that had to be addressed and resolved were many and complex and the designs had to be ‘high performance’. The account richly illustrates that complexity, and takes forward the process of bringing together design and crime science. In so doing it puts the Security Function Framework (Chapter 2: Ekblom) through its paces in capturing, organising and making sense of the knowledge from a major research project. This framework is an attempt to provide a structured approach to setting out the rationale of a design in terms of 4 discourses: Purpose (what is it for?), Niche (how does it relate to the rest of the security ‘ecosystem’?); Mechanism (how does it work?); and Technicality (how is it constructed and operated?).

Official Website: https://www.rienner.com/browse_books/36
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Lynne Rienner
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Research Centres/Networks > Design Against Crime at the Innovation Centre (DAC)
Date: 20 March 2012
Related Websites: http://www.designagainstcrime.com, http://www.grippaclip.com; www.designagainstcrime.com, http://www.inthebag.org.uk
Projects or Series: Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2012 16:04
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2014 16:11
Item ID: 3174
URI: http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/3174

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