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A conceptual environmental and infrastructural risk assessment model to facilitate security management at major sporting events

Trim, Peter R.J. and Caravelli, J. (2009) A conceptual environmental and infrastructural risk assessment model to facilitate security management at major sporting events. In: Trim, Peter R.J. and Caravelli, J. (eds.) Strategizing Resilence and Reducing Vulnerability. Defense, Security and Strategies. New York, U.S.: Nova Science Publishers, pp. 229-244. ISBN 9781607416937.

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Abstract

Major sporting events have become increasingly important show cases as they provide an opportunity for a country to raise its profile. Owing to the fact that a major sporting event has a great deal of international appeal, it is not surprising to learn that law enforcement officers, and security and intelligence officers, are becoming increasingly concerned that activists, criminals and terrorists, will use major sporting events for their own means. Security and intelligence officers in particular are hard at work counteracting potential disruptions and are working with a range of other experts on developing a collectivist security partnership approach that can produce workable strategic security management policies. In order for this approach to be sustainable at an international level, those involved in the planning, organization and management of a major sporting event need to share and exchange information on a regular basis and give advice to and take advice from government representatives when necessary. It is important to note that managers employed by private sector companies need to work more closely with staff from the public sector, in order to ensure that the strategic security management policy that emerges is in fact sustainable. In particular, Internet service providers need to be more directly involved in providing online security and the general public need to be more adequately informed about the potential risks that are associated with the Internet. In order to safeguard those competing in or those attending a major sporting event, it is necessary for those involved in the organization of the event and the various sponsors, to introduce a number of security management initiatives that reduce the possibility of a man-made attack at the event. A conceptual environmental and infrastructural risk assessment model can be deployed to ensure that possible threats are identified and neutralized before they manifest. By putting in place robust counterterrorist measures, the authorities can ensure that a major sporting event is the cultural, social and economic success that it is supposed to be.

Item Type: Book Section
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2011 06:54
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:20
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/3448

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