Security and Loss Prevention: An Introduction / Edition 5

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  • 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.

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Editorial Reviews

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.
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"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." 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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123725257
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 11/7/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 10.30 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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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Table of Contents

About the Author
Pt. I Introduction to Security and Loss Prevention 1
1 History of Security and Loss Prevention 3
2 The Business of Security and Loss Prevention 17
Pt. II Reducing the Problem of Loss 37
3 Foundations of Security and Loss Prevention 39
4 Law 59
5 Internal and External Relations 77
6 Applicant Screening and Employee Socialization 97
7 Internal Threats and Countermeasures 123
8 External Threats and Countermeasures 165
9 Services and Devices: Methods Toward Wise Purchasing Decisions 201
10 Investigations 217
11 Accounting, Accountability, and Auditing: Keys to Survival 245
12 Fires and Other Disasters 263
13 Safety 293
14 Risk Management and Insurance 313
Pt. III Specialized Problems in Loss Prevention 331
15 Retail Loss Prevention 333
16 Loss Prevention at Select Facilities 369
17 Loss Prevention at Select Institutions 389
18 Topics of Concern 415
19 Your Future in Security and Loss Prevention 447
Index 465
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