Journal article

Crime, insecurity and corruption: Considering the growth of urban private security

Jeff Garmany, Ana Paula Galdeano

URBAN STUDIES | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

We call into question the growing presence of private security companies (PSCs) in cities throughout the world. Though PSCs have grown enormously in recent decades, there exist few academic analyses to consider their broad-reaching effects. Researchers still have much to understand about the relationships between PSCs and changing patterns of urban development, governance and public security. PSCs are prevalent in both the Global North and South, yet their presence is perhaps most intense in emerging countries, where social inequality is high and public security is tenuous. As such, in this article we draw on specific examples from the city of São Paulo, Brazil, where demand is soaring for p..

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University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by Fundacao de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado de Sao Paulo


Funding Acknowledgements

Funding was received from Fundacao de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado de Sao Paulo 2015/50474-4.