Security Intelligence Networks and the Transformation of Contract Private Security

  title={Security Intelligence Networks and the Transformation of Contract Private Security},
  author={Randy K. Lippert and Daniel O'Connor},
  journal={Policing and Society},
  pages={50 - 66}
This article explores the transformation of contract private security and security intelligence networks by drawing on results of a 2003 survey of contract security firms in Ontario, Canada. Comparing these results with a 1976 survey by Shearing et al. reveals a dramatic increase in the intelligence gathering and sharing capacities of contract security firms. This increased capacity can be put to various uses. The results of the 2003 survey permit the identification of three security… Expand
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