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Government regulation in the United Kingdom private security industry: the myth of non-regulation

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This paper illustrates that despite a myth that there is no government regulation of the UK private security industry such regulation is in fact extensive. It illustrates examples of statutory and mandatory minimum standards, and of areas where the government actively promotes private security and specific standards; finally, it is pointed out that the government, as one of the most significant users of private security, has scope to influence standards.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-66
JournalSecurity Journal
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2001

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