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Security and Loss Prevention, Fifth Edition, encompasses the breadth and depth of considerations involved in implementing general loss prevention concepts and security programs within an organization.
It presents proven strategies to prevent and reduce incidents of loss due to legal issues, theft and other crimes, fire, accidental or intentional harm from employees as well as the many ramifications of corporate mismanagement. It contains a brand new terrorism chapter, along with coverage on background investigations, protection of sensitive information, internal threats, and considerations at select facilities (nuclear, DoD, government and federal). Author Philip Purpura once again demonstrates why students and professionals alike rely on this best-selling text as a timely, reliable resource.
This book is an ideal resource for criminal justice and security academic programs, physical security professionals, retail security professionals, security managers, security consultants, law enforcement professionals, investigations professionals, risk and contingency planning professionals.
- Covers the latest professional security issues surrounding Homeland Security and risks presented by threats of terrorism
- Recommended reading for ASIS International's prestigious CPP Certification
- Cases provide real-world applications
Criminal justice and security academic programs, physical security professionals, retail security professionals, security managers, and security consultants.
In addition, law enforcement professionals, investigations professionals, risk and contingency planning professionals.
About the Author
PART I. Introduction to Security and Loss Prevention
1. The History of Security and Loss Prevention: A Critical Perspective
Why Critical Thinking?
How Can We Think Critically?
Why Think Critically about the History of Security and Loss Prevention?
Security and Loss Prevention Defined
MORE CONTEMPORARY TIMES
2. The Business, Careers, and Challenges of Security and Loss Prevention
THE SECURITY INDUSTRY
Careers: Loss Prevention Services and Specialists
The Limitations of the Criminal Justice System: Implications for Loss Prevention Practitioners
Challenges of the Security Industry
PART II. Reducing the Problem of Loss
3. Foundations of Security and Loss Prevention
The Security and Loss Prevention Profession
Methods for Protection Programs
Standards and Regulations
Evaluation of Loss Prevention Programs
Origins of Law
Tort Law and Controls Over Private Security
Legal Theory of Premises Security Claims
Civil Justice Procedures
Criminal Justice Procedures
THE DECISION FOR “YOU BE THE JUDGE”
5. Internal and External Relations
Internal and External Relations
6. Applicant Screening and Employee Socialization
The Decision for “You Be the Judge”
7. Internal Threats and Countermeasures
Physical Security Countermeasures
8. External Threats and Countermeasures
Methods of Unauthorized Entry
9. Services and Systems: Methods Toward Wise Purchasing Decisions
Pitfalls when Purchasing Security Services and Systems
Purchasing Security Services
Purchasing Security Systems
The Decision for “You Be the Judge”
Types of Investigations
Interviewing and Interrogation
11. Accounting, Accountability, and Auditing
Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance
12. Risk Management, Business Continuity, and Emergency Management
The Decision for “You Be the Judge #1”
The Decision for “You Be the Judge #2”
13. Life Safety, Fire Protection, and Emergencies
14. Safety in the Workplace
Accident Statistics and Costs
History of Safety Legislation
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PART III. Special Problems and Countermeasures
15. Terrorism and Homeland Security
16. Protecting Critical Infrastructures, Key Assets, and Borders
Critical Infrastructure Sectors
Border and Transportation Security
Mass Transit Systems
Highways, Trucking, and Intercity Busing
Postal and Shipping
17. Loss Prevention at Businesses and Institutions
Loss Prevention at Retail Businesses
Robbery and Burglary
Shopping Mall Strategies
Banks and Financial Businesses
18. Topics of Concern
Substance Abuse in the Workplace
19. Your Future in Security and Loss Prevention
Security and Loss Prevention in the Future
Loss Prevention Education: Today and Tomorrow
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 2008
- 4th December 2007
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Philip P. Purpura has been a criminal justice educator for more than 20 years. He has directed criminal justice, security, and paralegal programs, and has practical experience as a security consultant, expert witness, security manager, corporate investigator, and police officer. Mr. Purpura is the author of several other textbooks and numerous articles published in newsletters, magazines, and journals.
The first edition of the work has been called: "An example of true expertise...a well-regarded textbook that has been updated with a post-9-11 perspective."--Security Management "An outstanding introduction to loss prevention concepts and security management implementation."--Crime & Justice International