Introduction to Private Security, 5th Edition / Edition 5

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Overview

INTRODUCTION TO PRIVATE SECURITY, Fifth Edition, provides a comprehensive, accessible, state-of-the-art overview of private security, its principles, its legal authority, its growing role in the criminal justice system, and its impact on society. Newly updated with expanded coverage of important current issues such as IT security, terrorism, homeland security, and security management, this best-selling text has also been streamlined and redesigned with a more manageable, appealing, and flexible format. Hess's thoroughly engaging writing style and the clear, compelling organization of the text help make even complex course material interesting and accessible, while preparing you for success as a professional in a dynamic and exciting field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534632045
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/24/2008
  • Edition description: 5TH
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Kären Matison Hess, PhD (d. 2010), was an instructor at Normandale Community College (Bloomington, MN) who crafted a line of enduring, practical textbooks in the fields of law enforcement and criminal justice that include Criminal Investigation (10th edition), Criminal Procedure; Corrections in the Twenty-First Century: A Practical Approach; Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (9th edition); Introduction to Private Security (5th edition); Juvenile Justice (5th edition); Management and Supervision in Law Enforcement (4th edition); Community Policing: Partnerships for Problem Solving (5th edition); and Careers in Criminal Justice: From Internship to Promotion (6th edition). She was a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA), the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and the Textbook and Academic Author's Association (TAA). In 2006, Dr. Hess was honored by the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development at the school's 100-year anniversary as one of 100 alumni who have made a significant contribution to education and human development.

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Table of Contents

SECTION 1: AN OVERVIEW. 1. The Evolution of Private Security. 2. The Profession. 3. The Public/Private Interface. 4. Legal and Ethical Considerations. SECTION 2: BASIC GOALS AND RESPONSIBILITIES. 5. Risk Management—The Core of Private Security. 6. Enhancing Security through Physical Controls. 7. Enhancing Security through Procedural Controls. 8. Preventing Losses from Accidents and Emergencies. 9. Preventing Losses from Criminal Actions. 10. When Prevention Fails: Investigating, Reporting and Testifying. SECTION 3: CHALLENGES FACING SECURITY. 11. Information Technology (IT) Security. 12. Drugs and Violence in the Workplace. 13. Homeland Security Responsibilities. SECTION 4: SECURITY SYSTEMS AT WORK. 14. Securing the Infrastructure. 15. Institutional Security. 16. Commercial Security. Appendixes. Glossary.

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