Campus Security

  • Helen Forbes-Mewett
Part of the Crime Prevention and Security Management book series (CPSM)


This chapter looks at the provision of campus security across the United States (US), the United Kingdom (UK) and Australia. Specific sections are dedicated to each country and new contexts and associated challenges facing campus security are explored. The multi-site case study is based on interviews with campus police, security personnel and other key informers to explore the different approaches and levels of campus security. The chapter includes information about campus security responses to contemporary national and international incidents and risks. Evidence suggests that campuses in Australia may be moving towards the levels and models of security provided in the UK and the US. The provision of campus security is shown to be changing in response to increasing contemporary risks and different student populations.


Campus Security Campus Police United Kingdom (UK) Student Liaison Officer Campus Watch 
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  • Helen Forbes-Mewett
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  1. 1.School of Social SciencesMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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