Taiwan Case Study

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Introduction Taiwan is considered to be one of the safer countries in Asia as Hebenton, Jou, & Chang (2010) have discussed that it is due to its heavy emphasis on education and law enforcement leading to lower levels of poverty and crime rates, although it is a sovereign state both the culture and the law can still reduce and enforce crime and violence similar to that of some democratic countries. However as Swaine (2004) mentions due to an increased frequency of cyber-attacks and white-collar crime over the years and with China just looming over the horizon, many wealthy business men in Taiwan have become more cautious by hiring more private security for both their companies and for themselves. The goal of this paper is to describe the private…show more content…
Besides serving as basic security, Kuo (2003) explains that these private security guards have other duties that they have to attend to like patrolling the area either on foot or in a vehicle, manning their designated post, granting or denying access by opening or closing electronic doors and/or passageways, monitor CCTV/alarm systems, assist with metal detection, staff screening, escort unarmed personnel. Reporting any significant incidents, attend to accidents and provide some care during medical emergencies, write up and complete security reports, should there be an incident they can assist investigators by providing or granting access to see reports, videos, testimony, etc. and lastly they can conduct inspection of safety and security equipment and organization any repairs that are…show more content…
According to Wu, Chen, & Yeh (2010) when it comes to the police they vary when it comes to their views on private security guards as they sometimes see them as competition when it comes to business, as allies when it comes to cooperating on a case, and as irritants when it comes to the public equating their work experiences. Compared to other countries, the interactions between private security guards and citizens is rather tame, as there is usually no tension being near them as these guards tend to be polite even when they are visibly
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