Porch Piracy – Causes and Solutions

Porch Piracy – Causes and Solutions

Ben Stickle, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Middle Tennessee State University, joins Ian Kerr to discuss recent research he led into the porch piracy phenomenon:

  • Background to research into porch piracy
  • Reporting e-commerce parcel theft
  • Definition of porch piracy – the theft of parcels delivered to private property
  • Distinguishing porch piracy from mail theft
  • Who is stealing parcels? Is it organised or opportunistic?
  • How package thefts are being committed, including times when thefts occur
  • Prevention methods that residents can put in place (including concealment and removing the target)
  • Environmental criminology
  • Target hardening – making committing the crime difficult
  • Risk vs reward
  • A police perspective on porch piracy
  • Future research

Visit Ben Stickle’s website.

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