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The influence of spatial infrastructure on resort hotel crime : A case study in Crete

Georgios Triantafyllou
Eirini Strataki
Michael Volyrakis
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The primary objective of the study is to investigate the possible existence of significant links that bind spatial infrastructure and property layout with hospitality-related crimes. Under this topic, the researchers tried to shed light on a previously unexplored region of criminality within the service sector in Greece, investigating 4 and 5-star resort hotels on the island of Crete. A form of non-probability purposive sampling was applied. The methods of the research were three: Direct observation of hotel infrastructure, ranking of key variables by an expert panel, and a semi-structured interview with hoteliers. It derives from the results that the expansion of hospitality properties in smaller sites weakens effective security. Defining the way of how infrastructure affects crime, can lead to a differentiation in thinking during the designing process.

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Infrastructure, crime, security, resort hotel

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Triantafyllou, G., Strataki, E., & Volyrakis, M. (2021). The influence of spatial infrastructure on resort hotel crime : A case study in Crete. Journal of Sustainable Marketing, 2(1), 9–23. https://doi.org/10.51300/jsm-2021-30

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