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Regulating private security in Australia



Following substantial growth in the last few decades, the security industry is now focusing attention on issues of consumer protection, professionalisation and government regulation. This paper addresses questions about the scope of security work, and current problems and issues. The authors recommend a model of enhanced cooperative regulation of the industry to benefit both the consumers of security and quality security providers.


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Prenzler T & Sarre R. 1998. Regulating private security in Australia. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice No. 98. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi098