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Security and Loss Prevention

An Introduction

The sixth edition of Security and Loss Prevention continues the tradition of providing introductory and advanced coverage of the security profession. Author Phil Purpura bridges theory and practice with new sidebars and text boxes presenting security challenges from real-life situations. This book examines security in a wide range of contexts, spanning corporate issues such as personnel management and business continuity, and encompassing topics of terrorism and border security. 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 like social networks, digital evidence warrants, and advances in closed-circuit television (CCTV), and how these apply to security and loss prevention. This edition also includes a complete update to the issues, statistics, and career options in the security world, adding more than 100 pages of new material.

Author Purpura once again demonstrates why students and professionals alike rely on this best-selling text as a timely, reliable, and comprehensive resource when implementing general loss prevention concepts and security programs within an organization.

Hardbound, 728 Pages

Published: February 2013

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-12-387846-5


  • Part I Introduction to Security and Loss Prevention

    Chapter 1 The History of Security and Loss Prevention: A Critical Perspective

    Chapter 2 The Business, Careers, and Challenges of Security and Loss Prevention

    Part II Reducing the Problem of Loss

    Chapter 3 Foundations of Security and Loss Prevention

    Chapter 4 Law

    Chapter 5 Internal and External Relations

    Chapter 6 Applicant Screening and Employee Socialization

    Chapter 7 Internal Threats and Countermeasures

    Chapter 8 External Threats and Countermeasures

    Chapter 9 Services and Systems: Methods Toward Wise Purchasing Decisions

    Chapter 10 Investigations

    Chapter 11 Accounting, Accountability, and Auditing

    Chapter 12 Resilience, Risk Management, Business Continuity, and Emergency Management

    Chapter 13 Life Safety, Fire Protection, and Emergencies

    Chapter 14 Safety in the Workplace

    Part III Special Problems and Countermeasures

    Chapter 15 Terrorism and Homeland Security

    Chapter 16 Protecting Critical Infrastructure

    Chapter 17 Protecting Commercial and Institutional Critical Infrastructure

    Chapter 18 Topics of Concern

    Chapter 19 Your Future in Security and Loss Prevention


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