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|Title: ||In safe hands: A review of mobile phone anti-theft designs|
|Authors: ||Whitehead, Shaun|
Storer, Ian J.
Torrens, George E.
|Keywords: ||Anti-theft design|
Crime and design
|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.|
|Publisher Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10610-007-9040-9|
|Appears in Collections:||Closed Access (Design School)|
Closed Access (Social Sciences)
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