Issues in Security Management

Thinking Critically About Security


  • Robert Robinson, Recently retired from editorship of Canadian Security magazine

This is a truly unique collection of 39 articles written by authorities or based on authoritative research. It goes beyond locks, lighting, and alarms to offer provocative viewpoints on a variety of security topics.Contributors to this book are knowledgeable and practical individuals who are aware of the impact of their work on society. They have extensive and specialized experience in their respective sectors including corporate, retail, college, hospital, art gallery, and within the community at large. They are knowledgeable about technical and legal aspects of CCTV, electronic counter-intelligence, computers, fire safety, violent employees, terrorism and the future of policing. In addition, they are concerned about the right to privacy, the influence of gambling on employee theft, privatization of correctional services, the place of women in security work, security audit anxiety, and crime control/prevention.The book looks beyond everyday applications and routines to an understanding of the social significance of careers in security. It will be of interest to practitioners in all sectors as well as students at all levels.
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Security professionals, students in security courses


Book information

  • Published: January 1999
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-7078-4

Table of Contents

Section 1: Crime PreventionDoes the Security Industry Help Society? - HastingsShould Store Owners Be Arrested? - Davenport and WilsonIs the Industry Protecting the Public? - Davenport and ReidSection 2: Security PersonnelKeeping CCTV Watchers Alert - FletcherWomen in the Security Industry - Erickson and Stewart"Coach" is better than "Security Supervisor" - SquarebriggsSkill-Based Compensation Programs - WeaverSection 3: Designing for SecurityTargeted Crime Prevention Holds Promise - SavilleGood Security Can Be Built In - ThomSection 4: CCTV's RoleFighting Crime with Cameras - KruegleCCTV is a Corporate Responsibility - FletcherFailing to Deliver Security Can Cost - GoldsteinSection 5: Planning A ProgramDesigning Protection systems - McNaughtonSecurity on the Corporate Agenda - Basse and BanksFacility Managers Stress Security - HessOutsourcing Security Services Works - AubrySection 6: InvestigationsA Proactive Security Function - MorrisInternal Theft or Professional Attack? - VikanesCompany Investigations are Different - CampbellManaging Documentary Evidence - EhlersHow to Survive Audit Anxiety - McNaughtonSection 7: Industrial EspionageSpying Still Thrives - RalphHave You Been Victimized Yet? - HoughSection 8: Workplace ResponsibilitiesDealing with a Violent Employee - RayInvestigating Harassment - RaySection 9: Retail Loss PreventionMore Lucrative Than Bank Robbery! - McDermottVideo Gambling and Employee Theft - BakerCombating Shoptheft with EAS - ParsonSection 10: Healthcare SecurityChallenges of the 21st Century - MichelmanNational Standards Are Needed - McNaughtonProtecting Newborns from Abduction - HannaSection 11: Campus SecurityHow Safe are Universities?- SeagraveCrime Control or Loss Prevention? - MicucciSection 12: Protecting Art TreasuresProactive Security is Called For - HoughSection 13: Understanding GangsGang Crime Is not Inevitable - CoppleOrganized Crime Asian style - McDermottSection 14: Fire PreventionEuropean Clues to Fire Protection - RobinsonSuccessful Fire Alarm Commissioning - PriceSection 15: Computer InsecurityThe Perils of E-mail - SkinulisAfterword: Privatization of Services - Robinson