Loss Prevention And Security Procedures / Edition 1

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Overview

Loss Prevention and Security Procedures assists CEOs, security management and loss prevention specialists in dealing with loss. Losses in an organization may originate from a variety of threats, including natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornadoes, and flooding. However, many of the threats to our assets are posed by individuals and may include drug activity, violence, theft and fraud. Loss Prevention and Security Procedures deals specifically with these and many more problems facing today' s security conscious professional.

Written from the management perspective, Loss Prevention and Security Procedures offers discernment and wisdom directed toward the philosophy of anticipatory security, before losses occur and resolving them through the most cost effective initiatives possible.

Serves security professionals in a hands-on, practical manner
Appeals to a mixed audience - it addresses the subject for the benefit of executive management as well as security practitioners
Includes practical forms

Audience: Assists CEOs, security managers and loss prevention specialists in dealing with loss.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
This volume is a substantial and comprehensive work that will be of considerable use as a general text for the student of security and as a handy reference work for the experienced security practitioner. ...this is a good guide to a myriad of loss prevention matters. It deserves a place on a security practitioner's bookshelf. - Security Management, July 2000

...the book presents information in a clear, concise manner. Throughout, the authors provide clear directions on how every level of management should display its commitment toward security. -Professional Safety

Booknews
Fischer and Janoski (Western Illinois University) review the foremost loss prevention and security issues facing both executive management and security practitioners. Discussion includes hiring practices, identification of problem areas, countermeasures to theft, bomb threats, labor disputes, and substance abuse. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750696289
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 12/1/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 0.88 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (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

Orientation to the Security Environment
Loss Prevention Strategies
Identification of Problem Areas
Profile of a Thief
Countermeasures to Theft
Loss Prevention Surveys
Contract vs. Proprietary Information
Pervasive Loss Prevention
Security Officer Training and Management's Responsibility
Bomb Threats
Labor Disputes
Special Event Security
Security Reengineering
Handling Substance Abuse Matters
Workplace Violence
Prevention and Intervention

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