9780534632045

Introduction To Private Security

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534632045

  • ISBN10:

    0534632041

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/24/2008
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

Revised to incorporate post-9/11 security issues, INTRODUCTION TO PRIVATE SECURITY 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) and establishes a solid foundation for future courses. The book also now includes coverage of terrorism, homeland security, the USA PATRIOT Act, cyber crime, use of force, workplace violence, crime prevention theories, and security analysis exposing students to the most current topics in private security.

Table of Contents

Private Security: an Overview
The Evolution of Private Security: A Brief History
Modern Private Security: An Overview
The Public/Private Interface and Legal Authority
Legal Liability
Basic Security Goals and Responsibilities
Enhancing Security through Physical Controls
Enhancing Security through Procedural Controls
Preventing Losses from Accidents and Emergencies
Preventing Losses from Criminal Actions
Enhancing Information/Computer Security
Enhancing Public Relations
When Prevention Fails
The Investigative Function
Obtaining and Providing Information
Testifying in Court
Security Systems at Work: Putting it all Together
Loss Prevention through Risk Management
Industrial Security
Retail Security
Commercial Security
Institutional Security
Other Applications of Security at Work
Challenges Facing the Security Profession in the 1990s and Beyond
The Challenges of Violence in the Workplace
Practicing and Promoting Ethical Conduct
The Security Professional and Profession
A Look to the Future
Appendixes
Site Security Evaluation
Training Requirements State by State
Academic Programs in Security and Loss Prevention
Glossary
Answers to Critical Thinking Exercises
Author Index
Subject Index
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