Introduction to Security

9th Edition

Print 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
  • Part 2: Basics of Defense <u


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"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