Safekeeping Guests' Valuables
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The paper centers on the premise that the hotel industry is susceptible to crimes, and hotels need to provide adequate security measures, including security boxes for the safe custody of guests' valuables. The hotels shall not be liable for any loss if any guest neglects to deliver the valuables to be deposited in the security box, unless the keeper of the hotel causes the loss due to the fault or negligence on his/her part. The paper verifies the thesis by analyzing the different statues available in this regard and the measures taken/to be taken by hotels for the security of guests' valuables.
From the Paper:"Criminal jurisprudence says crime can occur to any one at any time in any place. Only that, the elements of crime intent, opportunity and the offender must be present simultaneously. Considered in that light, hotels are susceptible to crime as any other place. However, being public places with high turnover of the rich and the affluent class they are more susceptible to criminal activity. Also, globalization and liberal world trade and the burgeoning tourism industry bring a good proportion of the world's affluent class to hotels for both business and entertainment purposes. And in all likeliness these people carry valuables with them either in the form of cash or checks, jewels, valuable documents etc. Most of these guests being outsiders, who rarely make repeat visits, they are often the targets of the local burglary groups as a part of the organized crime, leave alone the unorganized criminal activity centered on hotels."
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