Introduction to Security / Edition 9

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Introduction to Security, Seventh Edition is a complete revision of the classic text. This edition addresses the latest trends, concerns, and issues in the security industry today. From equipment and new technologies to security design theories and security management practices, all the key fundamentals are covered. This comprehensive text begins with a new chapter on the chief issue of interest to security professionals today, the establishment and development of Homeland Security in the United States. Terrorism, now an area of principal concern for the security industry, is addressed in its own chapter that outlines the history and changes in global terrorism. Terrorism is also addressed throughout the book relative to its impact on cargo and travel security, potential areas of attack and target hardening techniques, and the use of current technologies to combat new threats. Traditional physical and guard security is covered in addition to new advances in the electronic and computer security areas including biometric security, access control, CCTV surveillance as well as growing computer security threats of identity theft and computer-facilitated fraud. With new and expanded chapters, Introduction to Security continues to provide the most comprehensive coverage of security issues for the student, while providing current information and detail for the experienced security professional.

Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students of Security and Criminal Justice, law enforcement personel, security consultants, security managers, security guards and other security professionals, individuals responsible for Homeland Security.

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Editorial Reviews

New edition of a book which discusses contemporary security issues<-->from security equipment and procedures to management and loss prevention theory. Readers are introduced to the options used to deal with a variety of today's security dilemmas, including recent concerns such as workplace violence and drugs in the workplace. Each chapter is followed up with an essay and short-answer questions. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
From the Publisher
The authors faced a forbidding task of making the latest version relevant, but they have succeeded. - Security Management

It is clear why the book had reached its seventh edition. - Security Management

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123850577
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 10/10/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 132,277
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Fischer is President of Assets Protection Associates, Inc., a security consulting firm established in 1986. He earned his Ph.D. in education administration from Southern Illinois University in 1981. Dr. Fischer has served as a consultant to many organizations, including publishers, private security firms, retailers, and school districts. Dr. Fischer is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society for industrial Security, The Academy if Security Educators and Trainers, and the International Police Association. He recently retired from his positions as the Director of Illinois Law Enforcement Executive Institute, a project of the Illinois Law Enforcement and Standards Board, and as a professor of law enforcement and justice administration at Western Illinois University.

Edward P. Halibozek is currently a corporate vice president of security for a Fortune 100 company headquartered in Los Angeles, California. He holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice and an MBA in business. Mr. Halibozek is an experienced lecturer and has written and published many articles, papers, plans, policies and procedures related to corporate security.
Mr. Halibozek is the former Chairperson for the Aerospace Industries Association, Industrial Security Committee and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Chief Special Agents Association in Los Angeles California. Mr. Halibozek served for four years as an Industry member to the National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC).

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Table of Contents

1 Homeland Security - Changing the Emphasis on Security in the United States 3
2 Origins and Development of Security 21
3 Defining Security's Role 37
4 The Proprietary Security Organization 55
5 Career Opportunities in Loss Prevention 75
6 Security Education, Training, Certification, and Regulation 89
7 Security and the Law 103
8 Risk Analysis and the Security Survey 129
9 The Outer Defenses: Building and Perimeter Protection 147
10 Interior and Exterior Security Concerns 167
11 The Inner Defenses: Intrusion and Access Control 193
12 Fire Protection, Safety, and Emergency Planning 215
13 Insurance 241
14 Internal Theft Controls 253
15 Personnel Policies for Internal Security 273
16 Transportation/Cargo Security 297
17 Workplace Violence: Prevention and Intervention 319
18 Drugs in the Workplace 333
19 Retail Security 345
20 Terrorism and Other Tools of Destruction 369
21 Computer and Information Security 399
22 Specific Security Threats 427
23 Security: Its Problems, Its Future 443
App. A Security Journals, Magazines, and Newsletters 453
App. B World Wide Web Sites 455
App. C Security Surveys 457
Index 465
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