in the Evaluation of Criminal Foreseeability *NEW*
Recognizing that every crime is unique and that every environment
in which that crime occurs is distinctive, a consistent approach
in assessing and distinguishing between pure risk and dynamic
risk utilizing the simple and pragmatic methodology as outlined
in this abstract, should assist professionals and non-professionals
alike in forming opinions. PDF
Catcher: Crime Prevention and the Routine Activity Theory
This article explains how lab theory can be put into practical
application to help prevent crime by environmental changes that
disrupt criminal patterns. Ways that potential crimes can be predicted
from past activity are also discussed.
On the Streets of America - Terrible Violence Against the Voiceless
JR Roberts describes conditions for those living in "Harmony
Village" who were subjected to assaults, shooting, and robberies,
as gangs roamed the property and victimized the residents. A pandemic
of violent street robberies against portions of the US Hispanic
population has been rising over the past 10 years.
Of Crime and Place:
Practical Applications in Environmental Criminology
Security Strategist J R Roberts examines recent in-depth connections
between crime and place, and offers practical in- sight to the
crime prevention practitioner in reducing crime through a better
understanding of Environmental Criminology.
the Testifying Expert
When a law firm opted to retain another expert that they felt
had more practical experience and a better rounded background,
what did the first expert do? He approached the firm representing
the other side, was retained by them, and subsequently gave
testimony under oath, directly contradicting his previous opinions.
Litigation Support Articles
Six Steps to Successfully Sabotage Your Expert Witness
This article describes the main points that allow you to make the best use of your expert witness. PDF
One Security Expert Chooses NOT to Fly
Like most Americans, I have watched with increasing alarm
and dismay the disjointed, draconian and ineffective "security"
measures put in place by the inept powers to be at the TSA. Unlike
most Americans, I have spent the last 35 years of my adult life
training security personnel and assessing security weakness and
vulnerabilities across the United States and for a wide variety
of environments. The TSA continues to ignore the advice of experienced
security experts like Rafi Ron with a proven track record for
making airports and airliners safe and secure.
Parking Lot Security
J. R. Roberts interviews a serial Wal-Mart criminal
and discovers why Wal-Mart parking lots were both a refuge and killer's hunting ground of choice for theft, rape, and murder. PDF Version
Security Guard Articles
Who Will Guard The Guards?
Only a small percentage of security guard companies go to the expense of administering pre-employment screening tests to identify suitability for the job, often employing people who may have behavioral issues which place clients at risk. PDF
Convenience Store Security
You Want Fries with that Knuckle
A parallel between fast food chains and convenience stores is obvious. Often referred to as "stop and robs", the convenience store industry continues to be an exceedingly "high risk" target for criminal opportunity. Recent changes and growth in the fast food industry however, are placing that business at an increasingly higher risk. PDF
Industry Standards Of Care
The failure of the facility to meet and maintain a reasonable
standard of care specific to the population they served, resulted
in a tragic and unnecessary death. PDF
Workplace Violence Articles
Case One: "Floria"
Rather than terminate the pharmacist, this company chose to engage in a practice all too common in many corporations. They simply began to transfer the problem employee from store to store. PDF
Case Two: "Mindy"
Neither Mindy, nor her manager discussed or considered phoning the police. Something about the incident haunted Mindy, and still later in the evening she again spoke with a friend. PDF
Case Three: "Darryl"
This case is included in this collection, because the wrongful
death of "Darryl" was a direct result of the actions
of negligent and reckless company employees.