The changing face of terrorism: implications for the retail sector
A safe shopping environment is an essential component of the quality of life in contemporary Britain. This chapter focuses on the public’s attitude towards the terrorist threat to safe shopping. There are three interrelated aspects. First, the extent to which members of the public fear that they will be exposed to terrorist attack whilst shopping. Second, public perceptions of the shopping areas and types of store which are most vulnerable to terrorist attack. Third, the extent to which various countermeasures are thought to be acceptable.
KeywordsCity Centre Terrorist Attack Crime Prevention Security Measure Terrorist Activity
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