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The private security industry in Antwerp (1907-1934) : a historical-criminological analysis of its modus operandi and growth

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In this contribution the nature of the private security industry in the city of Antwerp between 1907 and 1934 will be analysed, with regards to its growth, structure and activities. This emergence of profit-oriented policing is further researched within the framework of political, socio-economic and criminological developments in Belgium. Our focus rests mostly upon two companies which formed the foundation of the modern security industry in Belgium, Waak en Sluit and the Garde Maritime & Commerciale, although they are to a certain extent compared to other (inter)national private policing services.
ISSN: 1663-4837
Issue: 2
Volume: 19
Pagina's: 119 - 147
Jaar van publicatie:2015