Summary – The aim of this research paper is to question the growing interdependence of the private and public sectors in tackling present-day security challenges, with a specific focus on the relationship between police forces and private security companies in the fight against terrorism. Local and national representatives of public security agencies are increasingly calling upon private companies to participate in the management of various security issues, with an overall aim of considerably reducing security risk on one hand and making substantial economies on the other. Is the private sector really better placed to efficiently manage security issues and concerns? The actual security performance of private security is subject to debate.
Author: Emmanuel-Pierre Guittet
Date: March 2018
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