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Introduction to Private Security

Introduction to Private Security - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0534632045

Cover of Introduction to Private Security 5TH 09 (ISBN 978-0534632045)
ISBN13: 978-0534632045
ISBN10: 0534632041

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 5TH 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: West Publishing Co. (College)
Published: 2009
International: No

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Introduction to Private Security - 5TH 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534632045

Karen M. Hess

ISBN13: 978-0534632045
ISBN10: 0534632041

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 5TH 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: West Publishing Co. (College)
Published: 2009
International: No
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.

Author Bio

Karen M. Hess holds a Ph.D. in English and in instructional design from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in criminal justice from Pacific Western University. Dr. Hess has also co-authored the following Wadsworth texts: CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE INTRODUCTION TO PRIVATE SECURITY JUVENILE JUSTICE MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY POLICING: PARTNERSHIPS FOR PROBLEM-SOLVING CONSTITUTIONAL LAW CORRECTIONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY AND CAREERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND RELATED FIELDS.

Table of Contents

Section One: 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.

5. Loss Prevention through Risk Management.

Section Two: BASIC SECURITY GOALS AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

6. Enhancing Security through Physical and Procedural Controls.

7. Preventing Losses from Accidents Emergencies and Criminal Actions.

8. When Prevention Fails: Investigating and Reporting.

9. Security Systems at Work: Industrial Retail Commercial Institutional.

Section Three: CHALLENGES FACING THE SECURITY PROFESSIONAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.

10. Terrorism and Homeland Security.

11. Drugs and Violence in the Workplace.

12. Practicing and Promoting Ethical Conduct.

13. The Security Professional and Profession.

14. A Look to the Future.

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