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Overview

Introduction to Security, Seventh Edition is a complete revision of the classic text. This edition presents the latest in security issues from security equipment and design theory to security management practice and has been reorganized to reflect the industry changes since the 9-11-01 World Trade Center attacks. It begins with a new chapter on the movement of Homeland Security in the United States and includes new coverage throughout the book of terrorism as it relates to: 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 the advances in the electronic and computer security areas including biometric security, access control, CCTV surveillance advances, as well as the growing computer security issues of identity theft and computer fraud.

The Seventh Edition provides the most comprehensive breakdown of security issues for the student while detailing the latest trends, legislation, and technology to interest experienced security professionals alike.

• Examines the attacks of September 11th, 2001 and the lasting impact on the security industry
• Expanded figures and photographs support new coverage of emerging security issues
• Recommended reading for the American Society for Industrial Security's (ASIS) Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Physical Security Professional (PSP) exams

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

Booknews
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 second section of the book covers the basics of defense and includes a variety of topics from legal issues to contingency planning and emergency response. The legal section in particular offers a valuable discussion of issues someone new to the field should be aware of."—SecurityManagement.com, November 1, 2013
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750676007
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 12/9/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 570
  • Product dimensions: 6.96 (w) x 10.42 (h) x 1.08 (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.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction and Security's Function
1: Homeland Security — Changing the Emphasis on Security in the United States
2: Origins and Development of Security
3: Defining Security's Role
4: The Proprietary Security Organization
5: Career Opportunities in Loss Prevention
6: Security Education, Training, Certification, and Regulation Part II: Basics of Defense
7: Security and the Law
8: Risk Analysis and the Security Survey
9: The Outer Defenses: Building and Perimeter Protection
10: Interior and Exterior Security Concerns
11: The Inner Defenses: Intrusion and Access Control
12: Fire Protection, Safety, and Emergency Planning
13: Insurance
14: Internal Theft Controls
15: Personnel Policies for Internal Security Part III: Specific Threats and Solutions
16: Transportation/Cargo Security
17: Workplace Violence: Prevention and Intervention
18: Drugs in the Workplace
19: Retail Security
20: Terrorism and Other Tools of Destruction
21: Computer and Information Security
22: Specific Security Threats
23: Security: Its Problems, Its Future

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