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.
- 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 Countermeasu
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- 24th October 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.
Florence Darlington Technical College, Florence, SC, USA
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