Creating safe and secure communities in economically challenging times
Abstract: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
Affiliations: Tourism and More, 1218 Merry Oaks, College Station, TX 77840-2609, USA.
Publication date: June 1, 2000
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