Freakonomics A Book Review

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If the thought of a book on economics is about as exciting as watching your toenails grow, or you are under-whelmed with statistics and number crunching theory, then the bestselling book Freakonomics : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything just might be the book to make you wake up without that extra […]


How Safe Is Your Child S School

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As a parent, have you ever thought about whether your child’s school was designed and built with security in mind? To raise awareness of school safety and security issues, the National Crime Prevention Council – best known for its icon McGruff the Crime Dog – developed the “Be Safe and Sound” initiative. The initiative offers […]


School Safety What Parents Can Do To Help

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While your child’s school may have been spared from any headline-catching, violent incidents, chances are that less dramatic acts of hostility, such as bullying and harassment, occur there every day. Most schools have programs to prevent violence and help keep students safe. But safety precautions shouldn’t stop there. As a parent, you also can take […]


Why You Should Monitor Your Child S Computer

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Every parent has an anxiety attack whenever they hear a report of a missing or abducted child in the news. They pray it never happens to them and rightly so because it is a parent’s worst nightmare. Unfortunately, teenagers do not always get that same attention or elicit the same feelings as the missing or […]


Relocation To Oregon Lake Oswego S Three Top Advantages

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Unlike many American cities, Portland has distinct neighborhoods, each with a unique vibe. The Hawthorne is eclectic and lighthearted. North Portland has become the stomping grounds for funky artists. And the Pearl is sophisticated and posh. The emerald of the Southwest, Lake Oswego, has its own distinct characteristics. Located eight miles south of Portland, Lake […]


Some Crime Tips For The Elderly

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Older people and their families worry about crime. Though older people are less likely to be victims of crime than teenagers and young adults, the number of crimes against older people is hard to ignore. Older people are often targets for robbery, purse snatching, pick-pocketing, car theft, or home repair scams. They are more likely […]


Some Crime Tips For The Elderly

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Older people and their families worry about crime. Though older people are less likely to be victims of crime than teenagers and young adults, the number of crimes against older people is hard to ignore. Older people are often targets for robbery, purse snatching, pick-pocketing, car theft, or home repair scams. They are more likely […]


Cctv Security Systems

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Closed circuit television, better known as CCTV, is technology designed for visual surveillance. Its purpose is to monitor activities in a number of environments. It works by way of a dedicated communication link between a monitor and cameras (also known as a fixed link.) Up until a decade ago CCTV didn’t get much notice. Now […]


Seniors Take Action To Ensure Personal Security

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Many older Americans are taking steps to help secure their personal safety and security, especially as they balance the desire for independence with the challenges of declining health. The good news is that crime rates affecting older Americans are actually lower than they may seem. The U.S. Department of Justice reports that the number of […]


Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Cpted

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What is CPTED? The official book definition is “the proper design and effective use of the built environment that can lead to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime and an improvement in the quality of life.” It is simply a goal to reduce opportunities for crime that may be inherent in the […]


Locking Doors Still Best Bet Against Burglaries

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Not so long ago, people did not feel the need to lock their doors or windows. But times have changed, and so has the need to use locks for protection. According to the National Crime Prevention Council, most individuals do not have the proper lock security. Only half of Americans have dead-bolt locks on all […]


Crime Victim Know Your Rights

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The chances are good that the person sitting next to you may have been a victim of a crime. Statistics indicate that 8 out of 12 Americans will become victims of a crime at least once in their lifetime. Most people think of violent crimes-rape, assault, robbery-when they think of victims. But not all victims […]


Firearms And The Protection Of Family

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During the turbulent birth of our country, our forefathers gave us the right to bear arms via the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution. There are many ongoing debates, pro & con on this topic. I for one, am grateful for the 2nd Amendment. Having worked in the law enforcement field for several years, I fully […]


Gun Safes 4 Revealing Statistics Why Firearms Owners Need A Gun Safe

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If your house is on fire would your gun or firearms be safe? If a burglar were to break into your house, would he find your gun easily and steal it? Is your gun easily accessible so that it can be reached by others who are unauthorized to handle the gun, allowing misuse? These are […]


Home Security Don T Leave Home Without It

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Depending on your age or where you grew up, you probably remember never locking the door to your house. It seems like just yesterday, but those days are long gone. Our way of life has changed rapidly. Churches, schools, and neighborhoods are no longer social institutions linking entire families into a single community. People do […]


What Are The Basics Of Critical Criminology

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While criminology is the scientific study of the interactions that inherently occur between criminals and the public or the criminal elements and society, critical criminology is slightly different. This concept of criminology has a solid foundation in the belief that a singular crime is considered to be criminal due to the historical and social beliefs […]


How To Understand Criminology Theories

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When it comes to understanding the theories behind connections between crimes and individuals or the community, many people may not realize that the beliefs that differentiate the theories are not as complex as they may seem at first. By simplifying the core of the theories, individuals are able to more properly understand the different theories […]


What Is The Definition Of Criminology

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When thinking about what criminology is, an individual needs to first consider what aspects and fields are affected by the criminal element. Some of these fields will also either perpetuate or deter crime, depending on how they are used. Anthropology, sociology, law, research positions and others all tie into criminology. Criminology could then be defined […]