Introduction to Security

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2008-01-23
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Introduction to Security: Operations and Management, Third Edition, balances introductory protection concepts with security management principles and practices. The text is ideal for Introduction to Security or Security Management courses or may be used as a reference by security practitioners. Book jacket.

Author Biography

P.J. Ortmeier holds bachelors and masters degrees in Criminal Justice and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Public Safety Training and Development.  He is a U.S. Army veteran and a former police officer.  Dr. Ortmeier developed and implemented numerous courses and degree programs in law enforcement, corrections, security, criminal justice, and public safety.


Currently, Dr. Ortmeier is the Coordinator of the 1400-student Administration of Justice Department at Grossmont College, located in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon, California.  He also holds teaching positions at California State University, San Marcos, The Union Institute and University, and Webster University in San Diego.


Dr. Ortmeier is the author of  Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, Policing the Community: A Guide for Patrol Operations, Public Safety and Security Administration and Security Management:  An Introduction as well as several articles appearing in journals such as The Police Chief, The Law Enforcement Executive Forum, California Security, Police and Security News, and Security Management.  Dr. Ortmeier’s publications focus on law enforcement, criminal justice, professional career education, management, leadership, community policing, security administration, and competency development for public safety personnel.  With Edwin Meese III, former Attorney General of the United States, Dr. Ortmeier co-authored Leadership, Ethics, and Policing:  Challenges for the 21st Century.


Dr. Ortmeier is a member of the American Society for Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the Western and Pacific Association of Criminal Justice Educators, the California Association of Administration of Justice Educators, and the American Society for Industrial Security.  His current interests include homeland defense and the development of leadership skills and career education pathways for law enforcement and other public safety professionals.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xii
Organization of the Bookp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
About the Authorp. xiv
Introduction: Security's Role in Societyp. 1
History and Overviewp. 3
Learning Objectivesp. 3
The Context for Securityp. 4
Theoretical Foundationp. 4
Defining Security's Rolep. 5
Security's Impactp. 5
The Contemporary Security Environmentp. 7
Security: A Brief Historyp. 8
Ancient Traditionsp. 8
English Common Lawp. 8
The American Experiencep. 10
Private Police and Public Law Enforcementp. 14
Security: Essential Functionsp. 17
Security Organizationsp. 19
Contract Security Servicesp. 19
Proprietary Securityp. 21
Hybrid Security Organizationsp. 21
The Virtual Security Organizationp. 22
Roles of the Security Managerp. 22
Regulation of the Security Industryp. 23
Professional Certification and Education Programsp. 27
Summaryp. 28
Key Termsp. 29
Discussion Questions and Exercisesp. 30
Case Study: Law Enforcement-Security Partnershipsp. 30
Threats to Safety and Securityp. 31
Learning Objectivesp. 31
Introductionp. 32
Accidentsp. 32
Human Errorp. 33
The Threat from Firep. 33
Natural Disastersp. 35
Environmental Disastersp. 35
Civil Liabilityp. 36
Substance Abusep. 37
Civil Disorderp. 40
Crimep. 41
Scope of Crimep. 42
Economic Crimep. 44
Organized Crimep. 48
Street Crimep. 49
Terrorismp. 50
Victimless Crimep. 50
Workplace Violencep. 50
Causes of Crime and Prevention Strategiesp. 51
Summaryp. 53
Key Termsp. 54
Discussion Questions and Exercisesp. 54
Case Study: Analyzing Crime Trendsp. 55
Legal Aspects of Securityp. 56
Learning Objectivesp. 56
Introductionp. 57
Judicial Systemsp. 57
Burden and Degrees of Proofp. 61
The Judicial Processp. 62
Criminal Casesp. 62
Civil Casesp. 64
Tort Lawp. 65
Contract Lawp. 67
Administrative Lawp. 70
Property Lawp. 71
Employment Lawp. 73
Criminal Lawp. 74
Sources, Definitions, and Classifications of Crimep. 74
Specific Crimesp. 75
Preliminary (Preparatory) Crimesp. 76
Crimes against Propertyp. 76
Crimes against Personsp. 77
Obstruction of Justicep. 78
Crimes against Childrenp. 79
Sex Crimesp. 79
Controlled Substance Crimesp. 79
Liquor Law Violationsp. 79
Driving under the Influencep. 79
Weapons Violationsp. 79
Crimes against the Public Peacep. 79
Laws of Arrestp. 80
Evidence Lawp. 82
Search and Seizurep. 83
Courtroom Presentationp. 85
Attitudep. 85
Appearancep. 85
Demeanorp. 86
Testimonial Techniquep. 86
Summaryp. 87
Key Termsp. 88
Discussion Questions and Exercisesp. 88
Case Study: Legal Research and Writingp. 89
Security Operations: Essential Functionsp. 91
Physical Security: Structural, Electronic, and Human Protection Systemsp. 93
Learning Objectivesp. 93
Introductionp. 94
Basics of Defense and Levels of Protectionp. 94
Perimeter Controlsp. 95
Building Exteriors and Interiorsp. 96
Lightingp. 97
Fencesp. 98
Locksp. 99
Other Access Controlsp. 102
Visual Assessment and Surveillance Systemsp. 104
Alarm Systemsp. 106
Alarm System Managementp. 109
Fire Prevention and Protectionp. 112
Fire Preventionp. 112
Fire Protection Systemsp. 114
Human Protection Systemsp. 116
Summaryp. 117
Key Termsp. 117
Discussion Questions and Exercisesp. 118
Case Study: Physical Securityp. 118
Personnel Security Through Leadership and Ethicsp. 119
Learning Objectivesp. 119
Introductionp. 120
Personnel Recruitment and Selectionp. 120
Recuritmentp. 120
Selectionp. 121
Negligent Hiring and Retentionp. 126
Personnel Managementp. 127
Training and Schedulingp. 127
Supervision and Leadershipp. 128
Motivation and Managementp. 132
Behavioral Assumptions and Leadership Stylep. 133
Performance Appraisalp. 138
Promotionp. 139
Disciplinep. 139
Human Resource Policies and Proceduresp. 140
Employer-Employee Relations Lawsp. 141
Employee Retentionp. 143
Personnel Integrityp. 144
ASIS International Code of Ethics
Summaryp. 148
Key Termsp. 149
Discussion Questions and Exercisesp. 149
Case Study: Ethical Leadershipp. 150
Information and Computer Securityp. 151
Learning Objectivesp. 151
Introductionp. 152
INFOSEC Risk Assessment and Analysisp. 153
Information Protection Strategiesp. 154
Communications Securityp. 160
Computer Securityp. 162
Threats to Computersp. 162
Computer Protection Strategiesp. 167
Summaryp. 169
Key Termsp. 170
Discussion Questions and Exercisesp. 171
Case Study: Preventing Cybercrimep. 171
Security Managementp. 173
Risk Assessment, Security Surveys, and Planningp. 175
Learning Objectivesp. 175
Introductionp. 176
The Concept of Riskp. 176
Risk Definedp. 176
Types of Riskp. 176
Risk Assessment and Management Techniquesp. 177
Elimination, Reduction, Mitigationp. 178
Vulnerability, Probability, Criticalityp. 178
Risk Assessment and the Security Surveyp. 180
Planning and Budgetingp. 183
Plan Types and Elementsp. 183
Budgetingp. 186
Selling the Planp. 189
Contingency Planningp. 190
Disaster and Emergency Planningp. 191
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Designp. 193
Summaryp. 195
Key Termsp. 196
Discussion Questions and Exercisesp. 197
Case Study: Planningp. 197
Program Implementation and Administrationp. 198
Learning Objectivesp. 198
Introductionp. 199
The Administrative Processp. 199
Public Versus Private Administrationp. 199
Principles of Organization and Managementp. 200
Ethical Leadershipp. 204
Staffingp. 204
Workforce Planningp. 205
Training and Educationp. 208
Teaching and Learning Strategiesp. 211
Educational Program Developmentp. 211
Equipment, Facilities, Supplies, and Maintenancep. 214
Policies and Proceduresp. 215
Contract Services (Outsourcing)p. 218
Evaluation (Assessment)p. 219
Performance Measurementsp. 219
Quality Assurancep. 221
Summaryp. 224
Key Termsp. 224
Discussion Questions and Exercisesp. 225
Case Study: Security Program Evaluationp. 225
Investigations, Intelligence Operations, and Reportingp. 226
Learning Objectivesp. 226
Introductionp. 227
Investigationsp. 227
The Basicsp. 227
Types of Investigationsp. 227
Human Resource Investigationsp. 228
Personal Injury and Property Damage Investigationsp. 230
Criminal Investigationsp. 230
Business Crime Investigationsp. 232
Information Gathering and Analysisp. 235
Role of Forensic Sciencep. 237
Impermissible Investigative Conductp. 238
Intelligence Operationsp. 242
Business Intelligencep. 242
Criminal Intelligencep. 244
National Intelligencep. 244
Counterespionagep. 244
Reportingp. 247
Documentation Methodsp. 247
Notesp. 247
Reportsp. 248
General Writing Principlesp. 248
Summaryp. 250
Key Termsp. 251
Discussion Questions and Exercisesp. 251
Case Study: Investigating With Online Resourcesp. 252
Security Applications and Solutionsp. 253
Institutional Security, Disaster Recovery, and Executive Protectionp. 255
Learning Objectivesp. 255
Introductionp. 256
Banking and Financial Institution Securityp. 256
Computer Securityp. 257
Contract Servicesp. 257
Courthouse and Courtroom Securityp. 257
Disaster Recoveryp. 258
Educational Institution Securityp. 260
Schoolsp. 260
Colleges and Universitiesp. 266
Entertainment Securityp. 268
Executive Protectionp. 272
Healthcare Securityp. 273
Hospitality Securityp. 276
Summaryp. 278
Key Termsp. 279
Discussion Questions and Exercisesp. 279
Case Study: The Virginia Tech Incidentp. 279
Industrial Security, Retail Loss Prevention, and Workplace Violencep. 281
Learning Objectivesp. 281
Introductionp. 282
Industrial Securityp. 282
Library and Museum Securityp. 282
Office Building Securityp. 284
Privatization of Public Servicesp. 286
Residential Securityp. 287
Retail Loss Preventionp. 288
Introductionp. 288
Internal Theftp. 289
External Sources of Lossp. 290
Workplace Violence Preventionp. 293
Zoo and Aquarium Securityp. 297
Summaryp. 300
Key Termsp. 300
Discussion Questions and Exercisesp. 300
Case Study: Workplace Violencep. 301
Homeland Security: Confronting Terrorism and Domestic Threatsp. 302
Learning Objectivesp. 302
Introductionp. 303
Homeland Security: A Historical Perspectivep. 303
Terrorismp. 304
Bombs, Bomb Threats, and Weapons of Mass Destructionp. 308
Nuclear Weaponsp. 309
Biological Weaponsp. 310
Chemical Weaponsp. 310
Radiological Weaponsp. 310
Natural Disastersp. 310
Environmental Disastersp. 312
Government Securityp. 314
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)p. 316
DHS Componentsp. 318
Office of the Secretary (DHS)p. 319
Advisory Panels and Committeesp. 320
The 9/11 Commissionp. 321
Airline and Airport Securityp. 323
Transportation and Cargo Securityp. 329
Trucking Industry Securityp. 331
Railroad Securityp. 332
Maritime Securityp. 332
Critical Infrastructure and Utility Securityp. 333
Summaryp. 337
Key Termsp. 337
Discussion Questions and Exercisesp. 338
Case Study: Responding to a Catastrophep. 338
Trends and Challengesp. 339
Career Opportunitiesp. 341
Learning Objectivesp. 341
Introductionp. 342
Career Preparationp. 342
Resume Preparation Do'sp. 343
Resume Preparation Don'tsp. 343
Career Opportunitiesp. 344
Airport/Airline Securityp. 345
Banking/Financial Services Securityp. 345
Contract Servicesp. 345
Computer/Information Securityp. 346
Casino/Gaming Securityp. 346
Chief Security Officerp. 346
Educational Institution Securityp. 347
Healthcare Securityp. 347
Hospitality Securityp. 347
Industrial Securityp. 347
Investigationsp. 348
Museum and Library Securityp. 348
Residential/Commercial Real Estate Securityp. 348
Retail Loss Preventionp. 349
Security Sales and Servicep. 349
Systems Design and Engineeringp. 349
Transportation Securityp. 349
Utility Securityp. 350
Summaryp. 350
Key Termsp. 350
Discussion Questions and Exercisesp. 350
Case Study: Careers in Securityp. 351
The Futurep. 352
Learning Objectivesp. 352
Introductionp. 353
The Future of Security: Growth and Challengesp. 353
Impact of Globalizationp. 354
Legislative Trends in Securityp. 358
Terrorismp. 359
The Global Landscape in 2020p. 361
New Global Playersp. 362
New Challenges to Governancep. 363
Pervasive Insecurityp. 365
Transmuting International Terrorismp. 366
Policy Implicationsp. 367
Summaryp. 368
Key Termsp. 369
Discussion Questions and Exercisesp. 369
Case Study: The Big Picturep. 369
Glossaryp. 370
Correlation of ASIS International Syllabus for Introduction to Security for Business Students with Introduction to Security: Operations and Management, 3rd editionp. 386
Safety and Security Survey Instrumentp. 387
Referencesp. 398
Indexp. 413
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