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Samantha Al-Sharifi

Samantha Al-Sharifi

Research Student, Associate Lecturer

Bowland North
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YN


Location: C16

Current Teaching

2013-2014

CRIM102- Crime and Social Life

Research Interests

Criminology, Gender, Retail Theft, Loss Prevention

Thesis Outline

Samantha's research will examine why the private security industry is dominated by men. Despite major transformation in society and the legal system in the UK, there is strong evidence to suggest gender inequality exists in the modern workplace. Private security employees can include security guards, door supervisors (bouncers) and retail loss prevention. Samantha's research will consider whether there is a bias in recruitment or whether a ‘male culture' exists in the industry. Additionally Samantha's research will consider whether the UK Security regulations protect individuals from an abuse of power. The Private Security Industry Act 2001 was introduced to regulate the industry however there is evidence to suggest that it falls short of what was originally intended.  

Qualifications

BA (hons) Criminology

Mres Criminology

Research Interests

Retail theft and Loss prevention

Additional Information

Samantha is a Lancaster University Student Ambassador

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