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crime and security management

March 20, 2016 | Author: | Posted in criminology, law

Running Head : Crime and security management

Crime and security management

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Institution Name The idea that technological improvements are a primary basis for-and an accurate gauge of–the general progress of society has long been a fundamental article of belief in the Western Countries . In the last half century , however , that belief manifestly has lost some of its credibility , as of increasing number of frauds and related crimes

Where as technological innovation is limited to address fraud and related crimes at the margins , thus it is true to say that [banner_entry_middle]

the issues and problems are fundamentally social rather than technological as an index of social progress

Bruce George Mark Button (2000 ) asserted that the term `private security industry ‘ is a generic term used to describe an amalgam of distinct industries and professions bound together by a number of functions , including crime prevention , maintenance , loss reduction and protection but these functions are neither common nor exclusive to all the activities of the private security industry , though the more that apply to a particular activity more clearly it can be considered as private security ‘1

Machines are , in social-science jargon , path-dependent creatures that run remorselessly along the grooves initially set for them . theless a disappointing or disastrous performance can force their minders to circle back so as to reconsider abandoned or ignored alternatives . The objective here is not to bewail or decry technological change in itself (which would be foolish ) but rather to expose the manufacture of self-serving images of technology , their causes and consequences , and to venture beyond the narrow ambit of conventional wisdom , which ensnares us in false dilemmas , and draw attention to new options and expand access to decision making

Planning in modern societies is unavoidable . Corporations never have been particularly hostile to planning — only to public planning that might form a democratic counterweight to unhampered pursuit of profit This pursuit duly is portrayed by corporate public relations wizards as compelled both by market competition and technological “imperatives Yet technological transformations always occur according to values that will favor some actors over others . Neutral words like “pragmatic ” and “efficient ” are really value-laden ones that tend to cater to social groups according to the slot they occupy in the distribution of power and wealth . So the key questions motivating any serious inquiry into technical change are : Who controls what and whom else , on what grounds and for what ends

Science today is widely regarded as the sole rational means for acquiring knowledge , and many enthusiasts have deduced from this powerful status the political lesson that there is likewise a single best way to organize society to promote material progress2

Modern society was beheld as a delicate bundling of mutual interdependencies in which all the members perform integrated tasks serving the needs of the complex whole . Affective (emotional ) ties are reformulated and gratified through new social organizations . Sociologist Emile Durkheim essentially measured modernization according to a society ‘s capacity to master , or shelter itself from , nature . Hence modern society… [banner_entry_footer]

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