R.A.T. Catcher: Crime Prevention and the Routine Activity Theory - PDF version
This article explains how lab theory can be put into practical application to help prevent crime by environmental changes that disrupt criminal patterns. Ways that potential crimes can be predicted from past activity are also discussed.
"Amigo Shopping" - PDF version
On the Streets of America - Terrible Violence Against the Voiceless
JR Roberts describes conditions for those living in "Harmony Village" who were subjected to assaults, shooting, and robberies, as gangs roamed the property and victimized the residents. A pandemic of violent street robberies against portions of the US Hispanic population has been rising over the past 10 years.
Of Crime and Place:
Practical Applications in Environmental Criminology - PDF version
Security Strategist J R Roberts examines recent in-depth connections between crime and place, and offers practical in- sight to the crime prevention practitioner in reducing crime through a better understanding of Environmental Criminology.
Ethics and the Testifying Expert - PDF version
When a law firm opted to retain another expert that they felt had more practical experience and a better rounded background, what did the first expert do? He approached the firm representing the other side, was retained by them, and subsequently gave testimony under oath, directly contradicting his previous opinions.
Litigation Support Articles
Six Steps to Successfully Sabotage Your Expert Witness
This article describes the main points that allow you to make the best use of your expert witness. PDF
Why One Security Expert Chooses NOT to Fly - PDF version
Like most Americans, I have watched with increasing alarm and dismay the disjointed, draconian and ineffective "security" measures put in place by the inept powers to be at the TSA. Unlike most Americans, I have spent the last 35 years of my adult life training security personnel and assessing security weakness and vulnerabilities across the United States and for a wide variety of environments. The TSA continues to ignore the advice of experienced security experts like Rafi Ron with a proven track record for making airports and airliners safe and secure.
Parking Lot Security
J. R. Roberts interviews a serial Wal-Mart criminal
and discovers why Wal-Mart parking lots were both a refuge and killer's hunting ground of choice for theft, rape, and murder. PDF Version
Security Guard Articles
Who Will Guard The Guards?
Only a small percentage of security guard companies go to the expense of administering pre-employment screening tests to identify suitability for the job, often employing people who may have behavioral issues which place clients at risk. PDF
Convenience Store Security
You Want Fries with that Knuckle
A parallel between fast food chains and convenience stores is obvious. Often referred to as "stop and robs", the convenience store industry continues to be an exceedingly "high risk" target for criminal opportunity. Recent changes and growth in the fast food industry however, are placing that business at an increasingly higher risk. PDF
Industry Standards Of Care
In-Decent and Un-Safe
The failure of the facility to meet and maintain a reasonable standard of care specific to the population they served, resulted in a tragic and unnecessary death.
Workplace Violence Articles
Case One: "Floria"
Rather than terminate the pharmacist, this company chose to engage in a practice all too common in many corporations. They simply began to transfer the problem employee from store to store. PDF
Case Two: "Mindy"
Neither Mindy, nor her manager discussed or considered phoning the police. Something about the incident haunted Mindy, and still later in the evening she again spoke with a friend. PDF
Case Three: "Darryl"
This case is included in this collection, because the wrongful death of "Darryl" was a direct result of the actions of negligent and reckless company employees.