Description

Since the first edition of Security and Loss Prevention was published in 1983, much has changed in security and loss prevention considerations. In the past five years alone, security awareness and the need for added business continuity and preparedness considerations has been uniquely highlighted given events such as Katrina, 9/11, the formation of the Department of Homeland Security, and the increase in world terrorist events. This edition of Security and Loss Prevention is fully updated and encompasses the breadth and depth of considerations involved in implementing general loss prevention concepts and security programs within an organization. The book provides 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. The new edition 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.

Key Features

- 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

Readership

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.

Table of Contents

Dedication

About the Author

Preface

Acknowledgments

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

History

Early Civilizations

MORE CONTEMPORARY TIMES

Case Problems

2. The Business, Careers, and Challenges of Security and Loss Prevention

Introduction

METRICS

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

Case Problems

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

Proprietary Security

Case Problems

4. Law

Introduction

Judicial Systems

Origins of Law

Tort Law and Controls Over Private Security

Legal Theory of Premises Security Claims

Contract Law

Civil Justice Procedures

Administrative Law

Criminal Justice Procedures

Case Problems

THE DECISION FOR “YOU BE THE JUDGE”

5. Internal and External Relations

Internal and External Relations

Internal Relations

External Relations

Special Problems

Case Problems

6. Applicant Screening and Employee Socialization

Introduction

Employment Law

Screening Methods

Employee Socialization

Case Problems

The Decision for “You Be the Judge”

7. Internal Threats and Countermeasu

Details

No. of pages:
600
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Electronic ISBN:
9780080554006
Print ISBN:
9780123725257

Reviews

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