Assessment of households’ perceptions of private security companies and crime in urban Ghana

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dc.contributor.author Oteng Ababio, Martin
dc.contributor.author Owusu, George
dc.contributor.author Owusu, Adobea Yaa
dc.contributor.author Wrigley Asante, Charlotte
dc.contributor.author Agyapong, Isaac
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-10T15:41:38Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-10T15:41:38Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Owusu, G., Owusu, A. Y., Oteng-Ababio, M., Wrigley-Asante, C., & Agyapong, I. (2016). An assessment of households’ perceptions of private security companies and crime in urban Ghana. Crime Science, 5(1), 5. doi: 10.1186/s40163-016-0053-x en
dc.identifier.issn 2193-7680
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/56673
dc.description.abstract The article is structured into four sections. The first deals with the global rise of private security companies (PSCs) and the Ghanaian case, while section two looks at the study’s methodology. Section three presents findings in terms of the paper’s objectives. The last section provides conclusions of the research. Based on informant interviews as well as a survey of 2,745 households undertaken in key Ghanaian cities the study critically examines household perceptions of PSCs. Contrary to dominant propositions in the literature, the household survey identified job creation and business as the most important drivers for the proliferation of PSCs. en
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Springer en
dc.subject PRIVATE SECURITY en
dc.subject URBAN CRIME en
dc.subject URBANIZATION en
dc.subject HUMAN SECURITY en
dc.subject GHANA en
dc.subject ACCRA en
dc.subject URBAN POVERTY en
dc.subject POLICING en
dc.subject SOUTH OF SAHARA en
dc.subject HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS en
dc.subject EMPLOYMENT en
dc.title Assessment of households’ perceptions of private security companies and crime in urban Ghana en
dc.type Journal Article (peer-reviewed) en
idrc.project.number 107349
idrc.project.title Exploring the Crime and Poverty Nexus in Urban Ghana en
idrc.copyright.holder Owusu et al.
idrc.copyright.oapermissionsource CC BY 4.0 International en
idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
dc.relation.journal Crime Science


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