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dc.contributor.authorMorris, Wyn
dc.contributor.authorNorris, Gareth
dc.contributor.authorDowell, David
dc.identifier.citationMorris , W , Norris , G & Dowell , D 2019 , ' The business of farm crime : evaluating trust in the police and reporting of offences ' , Crime Prevention and Community Safety , vol. First Online .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 259692670
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85068564710
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-4788-5240/work/64361482
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dc.description.abstractAnnual estimates of the total cost of farm crime to the UK economy amount to the region of £45 m (NFU in NFU Rural Crime Report 2018., 2018). The purpose of this study was to assess the extent, effects and responses to farm crime from key stakeholders, principally the police and farming population. Survey responses were collected from farmers (n = 96) in rural Wales. Key findings suggest that the main categories of farm crime including machinery and livestock theft were similar to national patterns. Perceptions of organised crime groups from outside the local area being responsible for criminal activity were also prevalent. Satisfaction and trust in the police was generally healthy, despite awareness that the investigation and prosecution of farm and/or rural crime was often not being adequately resourced. The implications of this research propose that a broad lack of police training/experience, insight into farming issues generally, and wider organisational resource commitment, all hinder effective policing of farm business crime.
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dc.rightsCopyright © 2019, Springer Nature Limited, published by Palgrave Macmillan. This work is made available online in accordance with the publisher’s policies. This is the author created, accepted version manuscript following peer review and may differ slightly from the final published version. The final published version of this work is available a
dc.subjectHD Industries. Land use. Laboren
dc.subjectK Law (General)en
dc.subjectH Social Sciences (General)en
dc.subjectSociology and Political Scienceen
dc.subjectSafety Researchen
dc.subjectSDG 15 - Life on Landen
dc.subjectSDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutionsen
dc.titleThe business of farm crime : evaluating trust in the police and reporting of offencesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Managementen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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