Introduction to Security

Introduction to Security

7th Edition - November 25, 2003

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  • Author: Robert Fischer
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080470016

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Introduction to Security, Seventh Edition, presents the latest in security issues from security equipment and design theory to security management practice. This complete revision of the classic textbook has been reorganized to reflect the industry changes since the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. It includes new coverage throughout of terrorism as it relates to cargo and travel security, potential areas of attack and target hardening techniques, and the use of current technologies to combat new threats. The book begins with a new chapter on the development of Homeland Security in the United States. Traditional physical and guard security is covered in addition to advances in the electronic and computer security areas, including biometric security, access control, CCTV surveillance advances, as well as the growing computer security issues of identity theft and computer fraud. The Seventh Edition provides the most comprehensive breakdown of security issues for the student while detailing the latest trends, legislation, and technology in the private and government sectors for real-world application in students' future careers. As the definitive resource for anyone entering or currently working in the security industry, this book will also benefit law enforcement personnel, security consultants, security managers, security guards and other security professionals, and individuals responsible for Homeland Security.

Key Features

* Examines the attacks of September 11th, 2001 and the lasting impact on the security industry
* Expanded figures and photographs support new coverage of emerging security issues
* Recommended reading for the American Society for Industrial Security's (ASIS) Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Physical Security Professional (PSP) exams


Undergraduate and graduate students of Security and Criminal Justice, law enforcement personel, security consultants, security managers, security guards and other security professionals, individuals responsible for Homeland Security

Table of Contents

  • Part I: Introduction and Security's Function
    1: Homeland Security -- Changing the Emphasis on Security in the United States
    2: Origins and Development of Security
    3: Defining Security's Role
    4: The Proprietary Security Organization
    5: Career Opportunities in Loss Prevention
    6: Security Education, Training, Certification, and Regulation
    Part II: Basics of Defense
    7: Security and the Law
    8: Risk Analysis and the Security Survey
    9: The Outer Defenses: Building and Perimeter Protection
    10: Interior and Exterior Security Concerns
    11: The Inner Defenses: Intrusion and Access Control
    12: Fire Protection, Safety, and Emergency Planning
    13: Insurance
    14: Internal Theft Controls
    15: Personnel Policies for Internal Security
    Part III: Specific Threats and Solutions
    16: Transportation/Cargo Security
    17: Workplace Violence: Prevention and Intervention
    18: Drugs in the Workplace
    19: Retail Security
    20: Terrorism and Other Tools of Destruction
    21: Computer and Information Security
    22: Specific Security Threats
    23: Security: Its Problems, Its Future

Product details

  • No. of pages: 570
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2004
  • Published: November 25, 2003
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080470016

About the Author

Robert Fischer

Robert Fischer is President of Assets Protection Associates, Inc., a security consulting firm established in 1986. He earned his Ph.D. in education administration from Southern Illinois University in 1981. Dr. Fischer has served as a consultant to many organizations, including publishers, private security firms, retailers, and school districts. Dr. Fischer is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society for industrial Security, The Academy if Security Educators and Trainers, and the International Police Association. He recently retired from his positions as the Director of Illinois Law Enforcement Executive Institute, a project of the Illinois Law Enforcement and Standards Board, and as a professor of law enforcement and justice administration at Western Illinois University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Western Illinois University (retired); President, Assets Protection Associates, Inc., Macomb, IL, USA

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