Effective Physical Security

4th Edition

Authors: Lawrence Fennelly
Print ISBN: 9780124158924
eBook ISBN: 9780124159815
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 18th October 2012
Page Count: 384
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As with the last three editions, a collection of chapters from HANDBOOK OF LOSS PREVENTION AND CRIME PREVENTION (having just been revised) are selected and arranged specifically to address matters of physical security. In this revised edition, all chapters retained from the previous edition have been updated and five new chapters have been added. This ‘slice’ of the HANDBOOK has become a hugely successful reference in its own right, having been chosen as required reading (the previous edition was “recommended” reading) for the ASIS security certification, CPSP (Certified Physical Security Professional).


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About the Author

Lawrence Fennelly

Lawrence J. Fennelly is an internationally recognized authority on crime prevention, security planning and analysis, and on the study of how environmental factors (CPTED), physical hardware, alarms, lighting, site design, management practices, litigation consultants, security policies and procedures, and guard management contribute to criminal victimization. Mr. Fennelly was previously employed with Apollo Security, Computershare, Inc., as well as a sergeant at Harvard College, employed by the Harvard University Police Department in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was trained as a crime prevention specialist and served in this capacity for over 21 years at Harvard. He was also the department’s training officer and assistant court officer. As part of his role as an officer at Harvard, Larry also was a deputy sheriff in both Suffolk and Middlesex counties (Massachusetts). Mr. Fennelly is a frequent speaker and lecturer on CPTED, physical security, school crime, and other issues. He serves as an expert witness who works closely with attorneys in defense as well as plaintiff cases, assisting in case preparation, offering knowledgeable questions to ask the opposing side, etc. He has also done a considerable amount of consultant work throughout the United States. His experience ranges from identifying vulnerabilities to conducting security and lighting surveys, working with architects to design and implement security, and developing long range guard training programs and risk assessments of various facilities. He is also a prolific author. His titles include such well-known security books as "Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design," "Effective Physical Security," and "Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention."

Affiliations and Expertise

Expert witness and consultant in security, Litigation Consultants Inc.