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The Handbook of Security

The Handbook of Security

by Martin Gill (Editor)

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The substantially revised second edition of the Handbook of Security provides the most comprehensive analysis of scholarly security debates and issues to date. Including contributions from some of the world's leading scholars it critiques the way security is provided and managed.


The substantially revised second edition of the Handbook of Security provides the most comprehensive analysis of scholarly security debates and issues to date. Including contributions from some of the world's leading scholars it critiques the way security is provided and managed.

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"Martin Gill has fully updated and expanded his hugely successful Handbook of Security. This new edition brings together first-rate scholars to cover the history and nature of security, the nature of different offences and security practices in different sectors, as well as issues of management and regulation. A must-have for anyone working in this field." - Tim Newburn, London School of Economics, UK

"In introducing this new edition of his highly successful Handbook, Martin Gill writes that 'studying security is an exciting place to be'. The book's contents amply bear out his view. They show that 'security studies', which was once dominated by security professionals, is now becoming a self-conscious and self-critical academic discipline. The growing importance of Security in everyday life, and its engagement with cybercrime, terrorism and crimes of globalisation, hold much interest for criminologists, political scientists and other students of today's world." - Ronald V Clarke, University Professor, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University, USA

"Security as an idea, a concern and a pursuit has dramatically reshaped, and is reshaping, social life everywhere. As it does it is transforming governance, government, and as the authors of this Handbook make clear, scholarship across a wide range of disciplines. This Second Edition of the Handbook of Security is both welcome and timely." - Clifford Shearing, University of Cape Town, South Africa and Griffith University, Australia

"The editor, Martin Gill, has done more to advance the science and practice of security than anybody else around. This edited volume reflects his efforts, including detailed thinking and factual information about multiple aspects of the security process. Gill has used his considerable professional networks and knowledge of the field to assemble generalists and specialists and to produce the most thorough array of chapters on security that I have seen so far." Marcus Felson, Texas State University, USA

"The Handbook of Security (2nd edition) is a robust collection of new research on a broad variety of contemporary security topics. I recommend it highly to the researcher, academician, and security professional. It is a well written and superbly presented handbook that will complement the library of those who wish to remain up-to-date on important and practical issues in the rapidly changing subject areas of security." - Richard C. Hollinger, University of Florida, USA

"Simply to get dozens of authorities in various fields of security management and crime prevention to write chapters and to put the resulting 1000-plus pages inside book covers is an achievement [...] The entire book shows security management as valid and mature and seeking to understand itself and improve." - Mark Rowe, Professional Security Magazine

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Palgrave Macmillan UK
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Meet the Author

Andrew A. Adams, Meiji University, Japan.
Julie Ayling, Australia National University, Australia.
Joshua Bamfield, Centre for Retail Research, UK.
Adrian Beck, University of Leicester, UK.
Robert Beckman, University of Singapore, Singapore.
Kate Bowers, University College London, UK.
Mark Button, University of Portsmouth, UK.
James D. Calder, University of Texas, USA.
Kateri Carmola, Carmola Consulting Group, USA.
Lennon Chang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Virginie de Barnier, Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management, France.
John E. Deukmedjian, University of Windsor, Canada.
Paul Ekblom, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, UK.
Dominic Elliot, University of Liverpool Management School, UK.
Graham Farrell, Simon Fraser University, USA.
Bonnie S Fisher, University of Cincinnati, USA.
Gilbert Geis, UC, Irvine, USA.
Bruce George, University of Portsmouth, UK.
Peter Grabosky, Australian National University, Australia.
Kyle Grottini, Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC), USA.
Read Hayes, University of Florida, USA.
Hope Johnson, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
Shane D. Johnson, University College London, UK.
Simon Kimber, Project Manger, London, UK.
Alan Kirschenbaum, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel.
Seungmug (Zech) Lee, Western Illinois University, USA.
Michael Levi, Cardiff University, UK.
Randy K. Lippert, University of Windsor, Canada.
Matthew Manning, Griffith University, Australia.
Rob Mawby, University of South Wales, UK.
Robert D. McCrie, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, USA.
Richard K. Moule Jr., Arizona State University, USA.
Mahesh K. Nalla, Michigan State University, USA.
Monique Page, Centre for International Law, Singapore.
Ken Pease, University College London, UK.
Henry N. Pontell, University of California, Irvine.
Tim Prenzler, Griffith University, Australia.
Kumar Ramakrishna, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Singapore.
Rick Sarre, University of South Australia, Australia.
Richard H. Schneider, University of Florida, USA.
Clifton Smith, Edith Cowan University, Australia.
Amy L. Stutzenberger, University of Cincinnati, USA.
Emmeline Taylor, Australian National University, Australia.
Nick Tilley, University College London, UK.
Martin Tunley, University of Portsmouth, UK.
Kevin Walby, University of Winnipeg, Canada.
Alison Wakefield, University of Portsmouth, UK.
Patrick Walsh, Charles Sturt University, Australia.
Reece Walters, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
Adam White, University of York, UK.

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