Issues in Security Management - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750670784, 9780080509518

Issues in Security Management

1st Edition

Thinking Critically About Security

Authors: Robert Robinson
Paperback ISBN: 9780750670784
eBook ISBN: 9780080509518
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 8th January 1999
Page Count: 208
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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 Video Gambling and Employee Theft - Baker Combating Shoptheft with EAS - Parson

Section 10: Healthcare Security Challenges of the 21st Century - Michelman National Standards Are Needed - McNaughton Protecting Newborns from Abduction - Hanna

Section 11: Campus Security How Safe are Universities?- Seagrave Crime Control or Loss Prevention? - Micucci

Section 12: Protecting Art Treasures Proactive Security is Called For - Hough

Section 13: Understanding Gangs Gang Crime Is not Inevitable - Copple Organized Crime Asian style - McDermott

Section 14: Fire Prevention European Clues to Fire Protection - Robinson Successful Fire Alarm Commissioning - Price

Section 15: Computer Insecurity The Perils of E-mail - Skinulis Afterword: Privatization of Services - Robinson


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About the Author

Robert Robinson

Affiliations and Expertise

Recently retired from editorship of Canadian Security magazine