This is a truly unique collection of 39 articles written by authorities or based on authoritative research. It goes beyond locks, lighting, and alarms to offer provocative viewpoints on a variety of security topics. Contributors to this book are knowledgeable and practical individuals who are aware of the impact of their work on society. They have extensive and specialized experience in their respective sectors including corporate, retail, college, hospital, art gallery, and within the community at large. They are knowledgeable about technical and legal aspects of CCTV, electronic counter-intelligence, computers, fire safety, violent employees, terrorism and the future of policing. In addition, they are concerned about the right to privacy, the influence of gambling on employee theft, privatization of correctional services, the place of women in security work, security audit anxiety, and crime control/prevention. The book looks beyond everyday applications and routines to an understanding of the social significance of careers in security. It will be of interest to practitioners in all sectors as well as students at all levels.

Key Features

Goes beyond the usual nuts and bolts security book An important, horizon-broadening supplement to the basic texts Appeals to everybody in the security field from students to practitioners


Security professionals, students in security courses

Table of Contents

Section 1: Crime Prevention Does the Security Industry Help Society? - Hastings Should Store Owners Be Arrested? - Davenport and Wilson Is the Industry Protecting the Public? - Davenport and Reid Section 2: Security Personnel Keeping CCTV Watchers Alert - Fletcher Women in the Security Industry - Erickson and Stewart "Coach" is better than "Security Supervisor" - Squarebriggs Skill-Based Compensation Programs - Weaver Section 3: Designing for Security Targeted Crime Prevention Holds Promise - Saville Good Security Can Be Built In - Thom Section 4: CCTV's Role Fighting Crime with Cameras - Kruegle CCTV is a Corporate Responsibility - Fletcher Failing to Deliver Security Can Cost - Goldstein Section 5: Planning A Program Designing Protection systems - McNaughton Security on the Corporate Agenda - Basse and Banks Facility Managers Stress Security - Hess Outsourcing Security Services Works - Aubry Section 6: Investigations A Proactive Security Function - Morris Internal Theft or Professional Attack? - Vikanes Company Investigations are Different - Campbell Managing Documentary Evidence - Ehlers How to Survive Audit Anxiety - McNaughton Section 7: Industrial Espionage Spying Still Thrives - Ralph Have You Been Victimized Yet? - Hough Section 8: Workplace Responsibilities Dealing with a Violent Employee - Ray Investigating Harassment - Ray Section 9: Retail Loss Prevention More Lucrative Than Bank Robbery! - McDermott


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