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The development of a criminological intervention model for the Rosslyn industrial environment in Tshwane, Gauteng, South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Prinsloo, Johannes Hendrik Pretorius, William Lyon 2015-11-12T13:36:21Z 2015-11-12T13:36:21Z 2015-02
dc.identifier.citation Pretorius, William Lyon (2015) The development of a criminological intervention model for the Rosslyn industrial environment in Tshwane, Gauteng, South Africa, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The problem investigated in this research is the ongoing crime threat and the extreme risks which impact negatively on the sustainability of the Rosslyn Industry - the industrial hub of Tshwane in the Gauteng Provence of South Africa. Businesses in Rosslyn are desperate for a solution that will mitigate these crime threats and risks, and ensure the future sustainability of this important industrial community. An intervention model is urgently required to prevent this type of crime, not only as a short term solution but as a sustainable long term intervention. This research study initiated the collaboration required for the successful implementation of a Crime Prevention Intervention Model (CPIM) in the Rosslyn industrial environment. The intended crime prevention model has been designed in such a way that it addresses the entire environment of crime that prevails in the Rosslyn area involving both the offender and the victim. This design is rooted in the ontology of Environmental Criminology and more specific on the applied epistemology of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). Participants in this project are representatives who are responsible for all security functions in both big businesses and small enterprises. And with their dedicated assistance the research findings disclosed the current crime status of the Rosslyn environment regarding the threat, risk, security vulnerabilities, controls and needs: • Crime and its causal factors, in Rosslyn, are rife and no noteworthy action has been implemented to mitigate these threats. • Collaboration between Rosslyn role players (neighbours, local government and law enforcement) is for all purposes non-existent. • And to complicate matters even more, knowledge of how to effectively mitigate crime is limited and handicapped by the re-active physical security methods currently being used. • The implication of these findings is that the status quo will eventually render business in Rosslyn unsustainable. Thus a CPIM in Rosslyn is inevitable. What was crucial to this research and to the CTPED design is the detailed sourcing of accurate data addressing the experiences and the needs the respondents identified in the current Rosslyn crime situation concerning; status, the threat, risk, security, vulnerabilities and controls. In order to achieve this level of data sourcing and assimilation, the essential features of the research method were based on a mixed approach where quantitative and qualitative methods were implemented in parallel. The diverse fields, sources and respondent mix required for a Rosslyn Industry CPIM also necessitated a MIT (Multi,-Inter,-Trans,-Disciplinary) approach. This MIT requirement is successfully facilitated through the applied criminological CPTED approach. The CPIM is based on the combined outcomes of the following three research fields: • Field-one: Environmental criminology theories are researched through an in-depth literature review to demonstrate the criminological grounding of crime prevention and to guide its application through the development of an applied CPTED SUITE. • Field-two: Supply Chain Security (SCS) are researched through an in-depth literature review to establish its criminological relevance and applications. SCS requirements are identified and built into the Field-Three research process and tested for relevance and for incorporation in the CPTED SUITE. • Field-three: Based on a mixed research process, using a custom designed Criminological Risk Analyses tool incorporating scheduled interviews and questionnaires, the crime and needs profile of the Rosslyn Industry are uncovered and analysed. The results are filtered through the CPTED SUITE to indicate the correct criminological approach for mitigating the identified problems and needs. Even though this study takes an applied crime preventative approach, the criminological-philosophical mould of crime prevention is imperative for the effective application of the CPTED. Security and crime prevention training, planning and application, without this approach will remain underdeveloped and outdated. Finally the underlying intention of this research is for this Crime Prevention Intervention Model (CPIM) to be adapted and implemented and to serve as a guide or a benchmark for security practitioners in any industrial environment that has the same crime threats and crime risk challenges. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xxxiv, 35-434 leaves) : illustrations, maps (color)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject CPTED en
dc.subject Crime prevention en
dc.subject Crime prevention intervention model en
dc.subject Environmental criminology en
dc.subject Mix research en
dc.subject Multi-Inter-Trans-Disciplinary en
dc.subject Risk analysis en
dc.subject Rosslyn en
dc.subject Security applications en
dc.subject Supply chain security en
dc.subject.ddc 364.22096822
dc.subject.lcsh Crime prevention -- South Africa -- Pretoria
dc.subject.lcsh Crime prevention surveys -- South Africa -- Pretoria
dc.subject.lcsh Crime analysis -- South Africa -- Pretoria -- Statistical methods
dc.subject.lcsh Spatial analysis (Statistics)
dc.subject.lcsh Crime forecasting -- South Africa -- Pretoria
dc.subject.lcsh Environmental protection -- South Africa -- Pretoria
dc.subject.lcsh Rosslyn (Pretoria, South Africa)
dc.title The development of a criminological intervention model for the Rosslyn industrial environment in Tshwane, Gauteng, South Africa en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Criminology and Security Science D. Litt. et Phil. (Criminology)

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