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Title: In safe hands: A review of mobile phone anti-theft designs
Authors: Whitehead, Shaun
Mailley, Jen
Storer, Ian J.
McCardle, John
Torrens, George E.
Farrell, Graham
Keywords: Anti-theft design
Crime and design
Mobile phones
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: © Springer
Citation: WHITEHEAD, S. ...et al., 2007. In safe hands: A review of mobile phone anti-theft designs. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, 14(1), pp. 39–60.
Abstract: Anti-theft designs relating to mobile phones are reviewed. The physical and electronic design of handsets includes visual deterrents, owner-identification, and handset tracking options. The systems design of phone networks includes the blacklisting of stolen phones. Other measures include biometric-locking of handsets, and designs that encourage ‘safe’ phone use and transportation. Characteristics that promote anti-theft designs are proposed and form the acronym ‘IN SAFE HANDS’: identifiable, neutral, seen, attached, findable, executable, hidden, automatic, necessary, detectable, and secure. The set of characteristics is presented as a heuristic device to aid designing-out crime from frequently stolen electronic goods.
Description: This paper is in closed access.
Sponsor: Funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council under grant EP/C52036X/1 is gratefully acknowledged.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1007/s10610-007-9040-9
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/26092
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10610-007-9040-9
ISSN: 1572-9869
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Design School)
Closed Access (Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies)

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