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Security and Loss Prevention: An Introduction
     

Security and Loss Prevention: An Introduction

by Philip Purpura
 

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Security and Loss Prevention, Fifth Edition, encompasses the breadth and depth of considerations involved in implementing general loss prevention concepts and security programs within an organization.

It presents proven strategies to prevent and reduce incidents of loss due to legal issues, theft and other crimes, fire, accidental or intentional harm

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Security and Loss Prevention, Fifth Edition, encompasses the breadth and depth of considerations involved in implementing general loss prevention concepts and security programs within an organization.

It presents proven strategies to prevent and reduce incidents of loss due to legal issues, theft and other crimes, fire, accidental or intentional harm from employees as well as the many ramifications of corporate mismanagement. It contains a brand new terrorism chapter, along with coverage on background investigations, protection of sensitive information, internal threats, and considerations at select facilities (nuclear, DoD, government and federal). Author Philip Purpura once again demonstrates why students and professionals alike rely on this best-selling text as a timely, reliable resource.

This book is an ideal resource for criminal justice and security academic programs, physical security professionals, retail security professionals, security managers, security consultants, law enforcement professionals, investigations professionals, risk and contingency planning professionals.



- Covers the latest professional security issues surrounding Homeland Security and risks presented by threats of terrorism
- Recommended reading for ASIS International's prestigious CPP Certification
- Cases provide real-world applications

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Booknews
Provides an introduction to security and loss prevention, with an emphasis on strategies to prevent and reduce incidence of crimes, fires, and accidents. Coverage draws on fields including law, criminal justice, and psychology, and offers an international perspective. Includes chapter learning objectives, case problems, and critical thinking and case boxes, as well as b&w photos. This third edition reflects recent legislation, technology, security strategies, and statistics, and includes new sidebars and case problems. For practitioners and students, especially those preparing for the Certified Protection Professional exam. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
From the Publisher
"The sixth edition of this comprehensive resource for the security professional has been updated to be even more relevant…it now includes more topics related to the quickly moving field of information technology…a model overview of the security industry and a solid and reliable reference."—SecurityManagement.com and in ASIS Dynamics, May/June 2014 "The sixth edition of this best-selling book continues the tradition of providing introductory and advanced coverage of the security profession for both students and professionals…Globally recognized and on the ASIS International Certified Protection Professional reading list, the new edition contains updates on security and loss prevention research and methods as well as an all-new focus on recent technologies…how these apply to security and loss prevention."—SecurityPark online, December 16, 2013

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780080554006
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
12/04/2007
Series:
Security and Loss Prevention Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
600
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Philip P. Purpura has been a criminal justice educator for more than 20 years. He has directed criminal justice, security, and paralegal programs, and has practical experience as a security consultant, expert witness, security manager, corporate investigator, and police officer. Mr. Purpura is the author of several other textbooks and numerous articles published in newsletters, magazines, and journals.

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