Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention

Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention

6th Edition - December 5, 2019

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  • Author: Lawrence Fennelly
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128164594
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128172735

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Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention, Sixth Edition, continues to serve as the preeminent, comprehensive resource for devising practical, modern solutions for securing people and property. The book presents the latest key applications for securing structures with Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), including plan review, report writing, presentation skills, lighting, zoning and behavioral management. Other sections address the latest issues related to active shooter situations, information technology, and international terrorism. Practical examples are provided, exploring applications for limiting retail crime and employing disaster readiness strategies. Edited by seasoned, trusted security practitioner Lawrence Fennelly, the book features contributions by some of the most well-known experts in the field. Readers will find this book to be a trusted resource for physical security professionals, students and certification candidates who must navigate, and make sense of, today’s most pressing domestic and international security issues.

Key Features

  • Covers every important topic in the field, including new coverage of active shooters, terroristic threats, and the latest on wireless security applications, data analysis and visualization, situational crime prevention, and global security standards and compliance issues
  • Provides a comprehensive examination on the content and skills necessary for passing the ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP) exam
  • Features contributions from the leading, most trusted subject-matter experts in the field


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Table of Contents

  • 1. Encompassing CPTED in 2020 and Beyond
    2. Designing Crime Risk Management
    3. Designing Security and Working with Architects
    4. Introduction to Vulnerability Assessment
    5. The Security Survey and The Audit
    6. Vulnerability Assessment Process Inputs Establish Protection

    Section A. Objectives
    7. Approaches to Physical Security and Deterrents
    8. Bringing CPTED into the 21st Century
    9. Environmental Criminology and Crime Control
    10. Problem Solving and Effective Community Policing
    11. Neighborhood Watch Guidelines for the Twenty-First Century
    12. Situational Crime Prevention and Opportunity Blocking

    Section B. Planning and Evaluation
    13. Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems
    14. Planning, Management and Evaluation
    15. Crime Analysis
    16. Standards, Regulations, and Guidelines: Compliance and Your Security Programs, Including Global Resources and Master Plan

    Section C. Security Operations, Tools, and Technology
    17. Access Control, Access Badges and Biometrics Characteristics
    18. Intrusion Detection Systems
    19. Security Surveillance Systems
    20. Security Lighting

    Section D. Technology
    21. Information Technology Systems Infrastructure

    Section E. Delay
    22. Protective Barriers
    23. Physical Barriers
    24. Fences and Walls
    25. The Use of Locks in Physical Crime Prevention
    26. Safes and Vaults

    Section F. Response
    27. Today's Security Officer and SRO
    28. Bomb Threats
    29. Internal Theft Controls
    30. Safe Schools and Safe Campuses
    31. Domestic Violence: Can It Be Stopped
    32. Proprietary Information
    33. Identity Theft
    34. Retail Security & Employee Theft
    35. High Rise Building Security
    36. Multi-Residential Security
    37. Lodging Hospitality Security
    38. Emergency Management
    39. Cargo Theft and Cargo Security
    40. Soft Targets

Product details

  • No. of pages: 544
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2019
  • Published: December 5, 2019
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128164594
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128172735

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., Massachusetts, USA

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