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Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention, Third Edition, is the most comprehensive reference of its kind. This complete volume brings together the expertise of more than forty security and crime prevention professionals. Each chapter, written by a specialist, contains a wealth of practical, immediately useful information. The topics new to this third edition include community oriented policing, multi-residential security, alcohol and security procedures, workplace violence, personal safety and self-defense, ATM security, shopping center security, domestic violence, hacking, and library security. Designed for easy reference, the text is divided into four major parts: Methods; Operations and Equipment; Applications; and Management. Methods provides coverage of environmental design, security surveys, fire and safety, and emergency planning. Operations and Equipment covers locks, lighting, alarms, CCTV, guard forces, and physical barriers. Applications zeroes in on security in modern society. Management analyzes such important concepts as planning and evaluation, data analysis in crime prevention, and public relations.
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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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…has been updated and expanded to be of even more assistance to security professionals and crime prevention practitioners. – Canadian Security

…a collection of material intended to give a single volume reference with practical information on myriad topics. – Canadian Security

… a collection of articles and other materials written by specialists in crime prevention, loss prevention and work-place security. – Flight Safety Digest

Its intended audience is security professionals and managers working in any type of industry. – Flight Safety Digest

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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
  • Sales rank: 820,098
  • 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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