Private Security and the Law - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780123869227, 9780123869234

Private Security and the Law

4th Edition

Authors: Charles Nemeth
eBook ISBN: 9780123869234
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123869227
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 21st October 2011
Page Count: 640
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Description

Private Security and the Law, Fourth Edition, is a unique resource that provides a comprehensive analysis of practices in the security industry as they relate to law, regulation, licensure, and constitutional questions of case and statutory authority. It is an authoritative, scholarly treatise that serves as a solid introduction for students regarding the legal and ethical standards that shape the industry.

The book takes you step-by-step through the analysis of case law as it applies to situations commonly faced by security practitioners. It describes the legal requirements faced by security firms and emphasizes the liability problems common to security operations, including negligence and tortious liability, civil actions frequently litigated, and strategies to avoid legal actions that affect business efficiency. It also examines the constitutional and due-process dimensions of private security both domestically and internationally, including recent cases and trends that are likely to intensify in the future. New features of this edition include: a chapter on the legal implications of private contractors operating in war zones like Afghanistan; updated coverage of statutory authority, as well as state and federal processes of oversight and licensure; and special analysis of public-private cooperative relationships in law enforcement. A historical background helps readers understand the present by seeing the full context of recent developments.

This book will appeal to: students in physical security, security management, and criminal justice programs in traditional and for-profit schools; security professionals; and those working in law enforcement.

Key Features

  • Authoritative, scholarly treatise sheds light on this increasingly important area of the law
  • Historical background helps readers understand the present by seeing the full context of recent developments
  • National scope provides crucial parameters to security practitioners throughout the US
  • NEW TO THIS EDITION! A chapter on the legal implications of private contractors operating in war zones like Afghanistan, updated coverage of statutory authority, updated coverage of state and federal processes of oversight and licensure, special analysis of public-private cooperative relationships in law enforcement

Readership

Students in Physical Security, Security Management, and Criminal Justice programs in traditional and for-profit schools; security professionals; law enforcement

Table of Contents

Dedication

Acknowledgments

1. Historical Foundations of Private Security

Introduction: The Concepts of Self-Help and Self-Protection

Historical Foundations

Coming of Age: Private Security

Contemporary Private Security

Discussion Questions

Notes

2. Regulation, Licensing, Education, and Training

Introduction: The Impetus for Increased Regulation

Federal Regulation

State Regulation

Ethical Considerations

Summary

Discussion Questions

Notes

3. The Law of Arrest, Search, and Seizure

Introduction

Constitutional Framework of American Criminal Justice

Arrest and Private Sector Justice

The Law of Search and Seizure: Public Police

The Law of Search and Seizure: Private Police

Challenges to the Safe Harbor of Private Security

Constitutional Prognosis for Private Security

Summary

Discussion Questions

Notes

4. Civil Liability of Security Personnel

Introduction

The Nature of Civil Liability

Classification of Civil Wrongs/Torts

Remedies under the Civil Rights Act: 42 U.S.C. §1983

Summary

Discussion Questions

Notes

5. Criminal Liability of Security Personnel

Introduction: The Problem of Criminal Liability

Defenses to Criminal Acts: Self-Help

Summary

Discussion Questions

Notes

6. The Enforcement of Laws and the Collection, Preservation, and Interpretation of Evidence

Introduction: Private Security’s Role in Enforcing the Law

Defining Criminal Liability

Classification of Criminal Offenses and Related Penalties

Specific Types of Crimes and Offenses

Summary

Discussion Questions

Notes

7. Public and Private Law Enforcement

Introduction: The Relationship between the Public and Private Sectors

Positive Programs on Interaction and Cooperation

Recommendations

Summary

Discussion Questions

Notes

8. Selected Case Readings

Introduction

Notes

Appendix 1: Florida Statutes (2010)

Appendix 2: List of Associations and Groups

Appendix 3: Sample Forms

Appendix 4: The Law Enforcement-Private Security Consortium, Operation Partnership: Trends and Practices in Law Enforcement and Private Security Collaborations 119-122 (2005)

Index

Details

No. of pages:
640
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9780123869234
Hardcover ISBN:
9780123869227

About the Author

Charles Nemeth

Charles Nemeth, JD, Ph.D., LL.M. is currently a professor and the Chair of the Security, Fire and Emergency Management Department at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, NY. He is a widely published author with over 30 titles to his credit and is a regular consultant to security companies. He holds a JD from the University of Baltimore and a post doctoral degree in Law, Psychiatry and Criminology, the LL.M., from the National Law Center of George Washington University. Dr. Nemeth is a recognized expert in private sector justice, ethical issues in law and legal analysis and appellate practice, and also holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Duquesne University. For more than two decades, he has practiced law in both the civil and criminal arena, specializing in personal injury and criminal litigation, and has been active in the North Carolina, New York and Pennsylvania Bars. He regularly consults with collegiate institutions and private sector justice entities.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chair and Professor Security, Fire and Emergency Management John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY

Reviews

"The information provided is critical to security managers, particularly if they are responsible for premises liability. This book was a pleasant surprise—the best, most comprehensive insight into private security law to date." --Security Management, June 2013

"Private Security and the Law, 4th Edition, is a unique resource that provides analysis of practices in the security industry as they relate to law, regulation, licensure, and constitutional questions of case and statutory authority. This book describes the legal requirements faced in the area of private security. It emphasizes the liability problems common to security operations, including negligence and tortious liability, civil actions frequently litigated, and strategies to avoid legal actions that affect business efficiency. The text also examines the constitutional and due-process dimensions of private security both domestically and internationally, including recent cases and trends that will set pace for future private security laws and regulations. As private security becomes more closely involved in national and international security, cases like Blackwater are examined. The author takes you step by step through the analysis of case law as it applies to situations commonly faced in the private security practice, providing a solid introduction to the legal and ethical standards that shape the industry." --ASIS