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Towards a Theory of Tagging in Retail Environments

  • Aiden Sidebottom
  • Nick Tilley
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Part of the Crime Prevention and Security Management book series (CPSM)

Abstract

In this chapter we develop a theory of security tagging. We draw chiefly on the results of a recent systematic review of the tagging literature, supplemented with evidence from other germane areas of crime prevention. Our aim is to construct a theory that applies across varying retail settings and which can therefore be drawn on to improve decisions on the appropriateness of tagging in specific contexts.

Keywords

Retail crime Security tagging EMMIE Crime prevention 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aiden Sidebottom
    • 1
  • Nick Tilley
    • 1
  1. 1.UCL Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime ScienceLondonUK

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