CONFUSION, CONSPIRACY AND THE COMMON DENOMINATOR IN CARGO THEFT

The author states that confusion at all cargo handling sites and terminal facilities is a major factor in cargo thefts. Confusion is defined as the uncontrolled coming and going of personnel, visitors, and equipment. In the confused climate of a cargo handling facility, conspiracies involving the gathering of truckman, clerks, checkers, laborers, or supervisors to commit cargo thefts may also arise. The author states that the final link in cargo crime is the dishonest truckman - the common denominator. It is suggested that good physical security will provide satisfactory entrance and exit points where the terms of entry can be set. Pre-screening of those entering can be used to reduce confusion. Time stamps, photo-identification, gate passes, logs, and the careful examination of documentation required for the legitimate transfer of goods should also be used.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society for Industrial Security

    2000 K Street, NW Suite 651
    Washington, DC  USA  20006
  • Authors:
    • TYSKA, L A
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

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  • Accession Number: 00139385
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Department of Justice
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM