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Palgrave Macmillan acquires journals and books from Perpetuity Press Ltd

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Palgrave Macmillan acquires journals and books from Perpetuity Press Ltd

Palgrave Macmillan, the academic and professional publishing division of
Macmillan Publishers Ltd, announced today that it has acquired three
journals and twenty one books from Perpetuity Press Ltd. The list
encompasses the company's publishing programme in the field of crime, risk
and security.

The three journals are the Security Journal edited by Professor Martin
Gill and Professor Bonnie Fisher, Crime Prevention and Community Safety,
edited by Professor Rob Mawby and Risk Management edited by Professor
Dominic Elliott. Palgrave Macmillan have also acquired twenty-one books
including two forthcoming titles; A Handbook of Security, edited by Martin
Gill and Retail Security and Loss Prevention (2nd edition) by Read Hayes.

Dominic Knight, Managing Director of Palgrave Macmillan, said:

'We are delighted to be able to add these market-leading publications to
our rapidly growing lists in these areas. There will be important
synergies with other publishing streams within Palgrave Macmillan.  We
also look forward to maintaining close and mutually beneficial links with
The Perpetuity Group, not least through Martin Gill, who is a Director of
Perpetuity Research and Consultancy International and will remain editor
of one of the journals and one of the forthcoming books which we have
acquired today.'

Karen Gill, Managing Director of Perpetuity Press Limited, said:

'I believe that this is a good move for all parties, the books and
journals will benefit from Palgrave Macmillan's expertise and
international profile. Moreover, the Perpetuity Group of companies are
very enthusiastic about and committed to working with Palgrave Macmillan
in the future.'

The journals will benefit from Palgrave Macmillan's international sales
and marketing operations and from the Macmillan Group's industry leading
journal publishing infrastructure.  It is this global reach which has
attracted a number of organisations to seek Palgrave Macmillan as partners
in new publishing initiatives in recent years.

Palgrave Macmillan now publishes 60 journals. The programme has grown
considerably over the last five years and includes such notable titles as
Journal of the Operational Research Society, Journal of International
Business Studies, Development and Feminist Review.

The books will form part of Palgrave Macmillan's extensive book publishing
programme, which includes influential and innovative scholarly books,
college textbooks and professional books by leading international authors.
The list of both journals and books will be managed from the Palgrave
Macmillan head office in Basingstoke, UK.

For further information, please contact:

Shelley Allen, Journals Liaison, Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, 
Basingstoke RG21 6XS, UK. 
Tel: +44 (0)1256 302971, Fax: +44 (0)1256 353774
Email: s.allen@palgrave.com

Karen Gill, Perpetuity Group, 148 Upper New Walk, Leicester LE1 7QA
Tel: +44 (0)116 222 5552, Fax: +44 (0)116 222 5557
Email: k.gill@perpetuitygroup.com

Notes to Editors

About the Perpetuity Group

Perpetuity Group consists of Perpetuity Research and Consultancy
International (PRCI), which is a 'spin-out' company from the University of
Leicester, Perpetuity Training and Perpetuity Conferences. All these
companies focus on crime, risk and security and management. The three
companies operate independently enabling them to serve the needs of their
individual audiences, but benefit from a Group wide commitment to improve
understanding of and response to different types of crimes, risk and
security threats.

PRCI has established an international reputation for research in this area
having conducted some high profile studies for such varied clients as blue
chip companies, local government, as well as voluntary groups and
charities. Studies include, an assessment of the causes of false alarms,
the illicit market in stolen goods (conducted in 16 countries), persistent
offenders, fraudsters' views on fraud, ID theft, as well as a range of
drug audits and more recently regeneration work.

Perpetuity Training runs a sequence of short courses, such as "How to
Conduct Security Surveys", "Managing and Conducting Investigations and
Interviews", "Continuity and Contingency Planning", and "Security
Management". In addition Perpetuity Training also designs in house courses
to meet specific client requirements.

Perpetuity conferences is holding a sequence of conferences in 2006, on
"What Works in Security and Crime Prevention", "Preventing Fraud", "CCTV
and Policing", and plans are afoot for a conference on 'Buying and Selling

About Palgrave Macmillan

Palgrave Macmillan is an academic publisher with offices worldwide,
serving learning and scholarship in higher education and the professional
world. We publish textbooks, journals, monographs, professional, trade and
reference works in print and online. Our programme focuses on the
Humanities, the Social Sciences and Business.  As part of the Macmillan
Group, we represent an unbroken tradition of 160 years of independent
academic publishing.

Macmillan is owned by The Holtzbrinck Group, which is one of the few
international publishing houses to remain in family ownership.  Companies
in the Holtzbrinck Group retain the advantages of private ownership -
stability, continuity and the ability to take the long-term view of
investment and growth - while benefiting from the strengths of a global
company trading in a range of media.

Acquired publications 

Security Journal 
Edited by Prof. Martin Gill and Prof. Bonnie Fisher 

The Security Journal provides information about the latest developments and
techniques in security management. Written in an accessible style it is the
world's premier peer-reviewed journal for today's security researcher and

ISSN: 0955-1662 

Risk Management
An international journal 
Edited by Prof. Dominic Elliott

Risk Management facilitates the exchange of information and expertise
across countries and across disciplines. Its purpose is to generate ideas
and promote good practice for those involved in the business of managing
risk and researching risk.  ISSN: 1460-3799

Crime Prevention and Community Safety 
An international journal
Edited by Prof. Rob Mawby 

Crime Prevention and Community Safety is at the forefront of its field. It
facilitates the exchange of expertise and experience, promoting good
practice and helping identify successful strategies for addressing issues
of crime prevention and community safety.  ISSN: 1460-3780

The acquisition also includes the following forthcoming books:

A Handbook of Security
Edited by Prof. Martin Gill 

Retail Security and Loss Prevention 
2nd Edition
Read Hayes