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The Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention, 5e, is a trusted resource for physical security professionals, students, and candidates for the coveted Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification administered by ASIS International. The U.S. government recently announced that employees will have to obtain CPP certification to advance in their careers.

Edited by the security practitioner and author Lawrence Fennelly, this handbook gathers in a single volume the key information on each topic from eminent subject-matter experts. Taken together, this material offers a range of approaches for defining security problems and tools for designing solutions in a world increasingly characterized by complexity and chaos. The 5e adds cutting-edge content and up-to-the-minute practical examples of its application to problems from retail crime to disaster readiness.

• Covers every important topic in the field, including the latest on wireless security applications, data analysis and visualization, situational crime prevention, and global security standards and compliance issues
• Required reading for the certification DHS selected for its infrastructure security professionals
• Each chapter is contributed by a top security professional with subject-matter expertise

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Editorial Reviews

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"Larry Fennelly continues to provide the content that ensures his book will be on the front of any professional security managers practitioner’s bookshelf. This edition brings the reader the up to date with the materials and subjects needed to solve current security problems. No security practitioner’s library is complete without this handbook." —Joseph C. Nelson, CPP, Assistant Vice President, State Street Global Security "As usual, Larry Fennelly has written a comprehensive, practicalguide—one that belongs on the bookshelf of the serious security practitioner. The book is readable, interesting and up to date in all respects." —John J. Fay, CPP, former Director of the National Crime Prevention Institute "I have been extremely impressed with the evolution of the content as this book moves into its next generation. It is very comprehensive and well written. The new edition now includes real time academic reference material and makes it usable as a university textbook." —Mark H. Beaudry, CPP
A comprehensive practical reference for security professionals, collecting both previously published and original material, and divided into four major parts: methods; operations and equipment; applications; and management. This updated and expanded edition adds new chapters on awareness, ATMs, hacking, hotel security, executive protection, access control systems, approaches to physical security, physical barriers, and hospital security. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123852465
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 2/10/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 632
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Lawrence J. Fennelly is an internationally recognized authority on crime prevention, security planning and analysis, and on the study of how environmental factors (CPTED), physical hardware, alarms, lighting, site design, management practices, litigation consultants, security policies and procedures, and guard management contribute to criminal victimization.

Mr. Fennelly was previously employed with Apollo Security, Computershare, Inc., as well as a sergeant at Harvard College, employed by the Harvard University Police Department in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was trained as a crime prevention specialist and served in this capacity for over 21 years at Harvard. He was also the department’s training officer and assistant court officer. As part of his role as an officer at Harvard, Larry also was a deputy sheriff in both Suffolk and Middlesex counties (Massachusetts).

Mr. Fennelly is a frequent speaker and lecturer on CPTED, physical security, school crime, and other issues. He serves as an expert witness who works closely with attorneys in defense as well as plaintiff cases, assisting in case preparation, offering knowledgeable questions to ask the opposing side, etc. He has also done a considerable amount of consultant work throughout the United States. His experience ranges from identifying vulnerabilities to conducting security and lighting surveys, working with architects to design and implement security, and developing long range guard training programs and risk assessments of various facilities.

He is also a prolific author. His titles include such well-known security books as "Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design," "Effective Physical Security," and "Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention."

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A comprehensive volume bringing together the expertise of more than forty security and crime prevention experts
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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 History and Principles of Crime Prevention and Security 3
2 Designing Security with the Architects 23
3 Security Surveys 33
4 Internal Theft Controls 55
5 Executive Protection 76
6 Crime Stoppers 82
7 "Awareness" 88
8 Community Oriented Policing 103
9 Crime Prevention through Environmental Design Strategies and Applications 113
10 Approaches to Physical Security 169
11 Physical Barriers 182
12 The Use of Locks in Physical Crime Prevention 199
13 Safes, Vaults, and Accessories 241
14 Security Lighting 253
15 Alarms: Intrusion Detection Systems 268
16 CCTV Surveillance 281
17 Guard Service in the Twenty-first Century 296
18 Bomb and Physical Security Planning 313
19 Transportation-Distribution Theft and Loss Prevention 325
20 Lodging Security 358
21 Alcohol and Security Procedures 375
22 Campus Security and Crime Prevention 380
23 Securing the Hospital Environment 386
24 Library Security 389
25 High-Rise Office Building Security 397
26 Multiresidential Security 403
27 Workplace Violence: Anticipation through Process, Not Prediction of Results 414
28 Preventing Workplace Drug Abuse 427
29 Domestic Violence: The Crime of the Nineties 434
30 Personal Safety and Self-Defense 441
31 Financial Institution Security 444
32 Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) 455
33 Shopping Center Security 460
34 Hacking 466
35 Electronic Surveillance and Wiretapping 468
36 Managing the Organization 473
37 Planning, Management, and Evaluation 480
38 Designing Crime Risk Management Systems 493
39 Public Relations and the Media 501
40 Obtaining Community Support to Reduce Crime 511
41 Crime Prevention in Canada 538
Index 543
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