Crime Script Analysis

Preventing Crimes Against Business

  • HaraldĀ Haelterman

Part of the Crime Prevention and Security Management book series (CPSM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 251-262

About this book


This book positions script analysis as a useful and pragmatic tool, which can guide the selection and implementation of preventive measures in business environments. It illustrates how the concept aligns with the crime-specific orientation found in environmental criminology, and particularly explores the theoretical foundations of situational crime prevention, the approach to which it is deemed most relevant and supportive.

The volume provides clear guidance on how to apply script analysis in daily practice, covering its main building blocks and key features. These are illustrated by a series of case studies into various crime types. Moving beyond the use of script analysis with the intent to disrupt the crime-commission process, the author further explores the wider benefits of the approach to both academics and practitioners. He identifies what is needed most if we want to embrace the full potential of script analysis for preventive purposes.


criminology crime risk management crime prevention security corporate crime business white-collar crime crime scripts script analysis environmental criminology criminological theory types of crime

Authors and affiliations

  • HaraldĀ Haelterman
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  1. 1.Ghent University, BelgiumGentBelgium

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