Introduction to Security

9th Edition

Authors: Robert Fischer Edward Halibozek David Walters
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123850577
eBook ISBN: 9780123850584
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 26th September 2012
Page Count: 544
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Introduction to Security has been the leading text on private security for over thirty years. Celebrated for its balanced and professional approach, this new edition gives future security professionals a broad, solid base that prepares them to serve in a variety of positions. Security is a diverse and rapidly growing field that is immune to outsourcing. The author team as well as an outstanding group of subject-matter experts combine their knowledge and experience with a full package of materials geared to experiential learning. As a recommended title for security certifications, and an information source for the military, this is an essential reference for all security professionals. This timely revision expands on key topics and adds new material on important issues in the 21st century environment such as the importance of communication skills; the value of education; internet-related security risks; changing business paradigms; and brand protection.

Key Features

  • New sections on terrorism and emerging security threats like cybercrime and piracy
  • Top industry professionals from aerospace and computer firms join instructors from large academic programs as co-authors and contributors
  • Expanded ancillaries for both instructors and students, including interactive web-based video and case studies


Students in traditional and online courses in security management; security managers already in the workforce; professionals preparing for CPP certification

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments

    • Chapter Acknowledgments
  • Part 1: Introduction

    • Part 1. Introduction
    • 1. Origins and Development of 21st Century Security

      • Objectives
      • Introduction
      • Security in England
      • Security in the United States
      • The Beginning of Modern Security
      • Early Security Information Sharing
      • Growth of Private Security
      • Professionalism
      • New Thinking
      • Summary
      • Review Questions
      • References
    • 2. Defining Security’s Role

      • Objectives
      • Introduction
      • What Is Private Security?
      • Security Services
      • Hybrid Systems
      • Private Security and Public Law Enforcement
      • Relationships after September 11, 2001
      • Summary
      • Review Questions
      • References
    • 3. Career Opportunities in Loss Prevention

      • Objectives
      • Introduction
      • Key Factors Increasing Security Opportunities
      • The Security/Loss-Prevention Occupation
      • Summary
      • Review Questions
      • References
    • 4. Security Education, Training, Certification, and Regulation

      • Objectives
      • Introduction
      • Adequacy of Private Security Training
      • Proposed Federal Regulation
      • The Role of Higher Education
      • Training
      • Certification and Regulation
      • Magazines and Periodicals
      • Summary
      • Review Questions
      • References
    • 5. Homeland Security: Security Since September 11, 2001 and Beyond

      • Objectives
      • Introduction
      • Global Security
      • Private Enterprise Response
      • Federal Response in the United States
      • State/Local Response
      • Private/Public Joint Initiatives
      • Concerns
      • Review Questions
      • References
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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 of Assets Protection Associates, Inc., Macomb, IL, USA

Edward Halibozek

Edward P. Halibozek is currently a corporate vice president of security for a Fortune 100 company headquartered in Los Angeles, California. He holds a Master of Science in Criminal Justice and an MBA in business. Mr. Halibozek is an experienced lecturer and has written and published many articles, papers, plans, policies and procedures related to corporate security. Mr. Halibozek is the former Chairperson for the Aerospace Industries Association, Industrial Security Committee and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Chief Special Agents Association in Los Angeles California. Mr. Halibozek served for four years as an Industry member to the National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee (NISPPAC).

Affiliations and Expertise

Former Corporate VP of Security for a Fortune 100 company, Los Angeles, CA, USA

David Walters

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of global security at a high-tech company based in San Jose, CA, USA


"The second section of the book covers the basics of defense and includes a variety of topics from legal issues to contingency planning and emergency response. The legal section in particular offers a valuable discussion of issues someone new to the field should be aware of.", November 1, 2013