9780314067326

Introduction to Private Security

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  • ISBN13:

    9780314067326

  • ISBN10:

    0314067329

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/1996
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

This text gives students a comprehensive overview of private security, its principles, its legal authority, and its effect on society in general. This basic information provides an overview of the entire field (development, philosophy, responsibility, function) as well as establishing a solid foundation for future courses.

Table of Contents

SECTION I
PRIVATE SECURITY: AN OVERVIEW
1. The Evolution of Private Security: A Brief History
2. Modern Private Security: An Overview
3. The Public/Private Interface and Legal Authority
4. Legal Liability
SECTION II
BASIC SECURITY GOALS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
5. Enhancing Security through Physical Controls
6. Enhancing Security through Procedural Controls
7. Preventing Losses from Accidents and Emergencies
8. Preventing Losses from Criminal Actions
9. Enhancing Information/Computer Security
10. Enhancing Public Relations
SECTION III
WHEN PREVENTION FAILS
11. The Investigative Function
12. Obtaining and Providing Information
13. Testifying in Court
SECTION IV
SECURITY SYSTEMS AT WORK: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
14. Loss Prevention through Risk Management
15. Industrial Security
16. Retail Security
17. Commercial Security
18. Institutional Security
19. Other Applications of Security at Work
SECTION V
CHALLENGES FACING THE SECURITY PROFESSION IN THE 1990s AND BEYOND
20. The Challenges of Violence in the Workplace
21. Practicing and Promoting Ethical Conduct
22. The Security Professional and Profession
23. A Look to the Future
APPENDIXES
A
Site Security Evaluation
B
Training Requirements State by State
C
Academic Programs in Security and Loss Prevention
GLOSSARY
ANSWERS TO CRITICAL THINKING EXERCISES
AUTHOR INDEX
SUBJECT INDEX

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