Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention / Edition 4

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Overview

Security breaches, theft, and lack of resources due to natural or man-made disaster are all forms of corporate loss. The Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention, Fourth Edition, shows how to avoid or minimize these losses with a wealth of practical information.
This revised volume brings together the expertise of more than 40 security and crime prevention experts who provide practical information and advice. The Handbook continues to be the most comprehensive reference of its kind, with the Fourth Edition covering the latest on topics ranging from community-oriented policing to physical security, workplace violence, information security, homeland security, and a host of special topics. It is a must-have reference for managers and security professionals.

* Covers every important topic in the field, including the latest on high-tech security systems, homeland security, and many specialty areas
* Brings together the expertise of more than 40 security and crime prevention experts
* Each chapter provides a wealth of practical information that can be put to use immediately

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
…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

Booknews
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: 9780750674539
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 11/12/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.40 (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

Risk Assessment & Management; Designing Security with the Architects; Security Surveys; Internal Theft Controls; Executive Protection; Awareness; Crime Prevention through Environmental Design Strategies and Applications; Approaches to Physical Security; Physical Barriers; The Use of Locks in Physical Crime Prevention; Safes, Vaults, and Accessories; Security Lighting; Alarms: Intrusion Detection Systems; CCTV Surveillance; Guard Service in the Twenty-first Century; Bomb and Physical Security Planning; Cargo Security: Intermoda/Logistics - The Complete Overview; Lodging (Hotel/Motel) Security; Retail Security: Lessons Learned from Convenience Store Research; Putting an Extra "EYE/I"on CCTV: Managing Risk in Retail; Perspectives On Safe School Administration; Campus Security and Crime Prevention; Hospitals and the Healthcare Security Environment; Library Security; High-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety; Multi-residential Security; Workplace Violence: Anticipation through Process, Not Prediction of Results Revisited; Domestic Violence: The Crime of the Nineties; Personal Safety and Self-Defense; Designing Crime Risk Management Systems; Planning, Management, and Evaluation; Financial Institution Security; Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs); Telecommunications Fraud; Electronic Surveillance and Wiretapping; Safety Websites; Homeland Security; Security of Information Systems; Counterespionage & Information Security Management; Emergency Management; The Security Professional, Terrorism, Bio-Terrorism and the Next Level
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