Includes many practical case studies and numerous figure illustrations to help drive home key points
Provides interactive Web exercises as well as a complete listing of online resources
Covers cutting edge and extremely timely topics including Internet and e-commerce issues and many other emerging trends and threats
Security and Loss Prevention, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive text designed to provide security students and professionals alike with an outstanding introduction to loss prevention concepts and security program implementation. This book emphasizes the strategies to prevent and reduce the incidence of crime, fire, and accident. Completely updated, the 4th Edition includes the most current information on changes in statistics, strategies, laws, and technology in the security field.
Written in an interactive style, Security and Loss Prevention, Fourth Edition is full of examples, case studies, sidebar questions, international perspectives, and Web exercises to link theory with practice and real-world application.
The first edition of the work has been called:
"An example of true expertise...a well-regarded textbook that has been updated with a post-9-11 perspective."-SECURITY MANAGEMENT
"...an outstanding introduction to loss prevention concepts and security management implementation."-CRIME & JUSTICE INTERNATIONAL
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.
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.
Part I Introduction to Security and Loss Prevention
1 The History of Security and Loss Prevention: A Critical Perspective
2 The Business, Careers, and Challenges of Security and Loss Prevention
Part II Reducing the Problem of Loss
3 Foundations of Security and Loss Prevention
5 Internal and External Relations
6 Applicant Screening and Employee Socialization
7 Internal Threats and Countermeasures
8 External Threats and Countermeasures
9 Services and Systems: Methods Toward Wise Purchasing Decisions
11 Accounting, Accountability, and Auditing
12 Risk Management, Business Continuity, and Emergency Management
13 Life Safety, Fire Protection, and Emergencies
14 Safety in the Workplace
PART III Special Problems and Countermeasures
15 Terrorism and Homeland Security
16 Protecting Critical Infrastructures, Key Assets, and Borders
17 Loss Prevention at Businesses and Institutions
18 Topics of Concern
19 Your Future in Security and Loss Prevention