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This third edition of Security and Loss Prevention has been updated with newer laws, technology, security strategies, and statistics to meet the needs of the ever-changing security profession. The text provides an introduction to security and loss prevention with an emphasis on strategies to prevent and reduce the incidence of crime, fire, and accident.

This new edition serves as a helpful directory, providing addresses and phone numbers for important security-related organizations. It is user-friendly and interactive, with learning objectives, sidebars, case problems, boxes, and international perspectives.

Thoroughly updated and revised
Retains the excellent coverage of the original editions
Recommended reading for the CPP exam

Focusing on loss problems and countermeasures that protect against crimes, fires, and accidents, this edition features numerous topics from the CPP exam.

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780409902037
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Publication date: 12/28/1990
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384

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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