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Creating safe and secure communities in economically challenging times

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This paper addresses the relationship between economic decline and crimes against tourists. Through a theoretical examination of the possible impacts of an economic downturn on tourism-related crime, the author develops a series of ideas and recommendations for the formulation of a strategic approach to combat the potential negative effects. In his theoretical analysis, the author first looks at some of the sociological theories that have contributed towards the development of tourism science. He then relates these to the disciplines of economics and criminology. Through these connections, the paper develops taxonomies that merge sociological tourism profiles with theories of economic decline.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5367/000000000101297532

Affiliations: Tourism and More, 1218 Merry Oaks, College Station, TX 77840-2609, USA.

Publication date: June 1, 2000

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  • Tourism Economics, published bimonthly, is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the economics and finance of tourism worldwide. Articles address the components of the tourism product (accommodation; restaurants; merchandizing; attractions; transport; entertainment; tourist activities); and the economic organization of tourism at micro and macro levels (market structure; role of public/private sectors; community interests; strategic planning; marketing; finance; economic development).

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