The sixth edition of Security and Loss Prevention continues the tradition of providing introductory and advanced coverage of the security profession. Author Phil Purpura bridges theory and practice with new sidebars and text boxes presenting security challenges from real-life situations. This book examines security in a wide range of contexts, spanning corporate issues such as personnel management and business continuity, and encompassing topics of terrorism and border security. Globally recognized and on the ASIS International Certified Protection Professional reading list, the new edition contains updates on security and loss prevention research and methods as well as an all-new focus on recent technologies like social networks, digital evidence warrants, and advances in closed-circuit television (CCTV), and how these apply to security and loss prevention. This edition also includes a complete update to the issues, statistics, and career options in the security world, adding more than 100 pages of new material.
Author Purpura once again demonstrates why students and professionals alike rely on this best-selling text as a timely, reliable, and comprehensive resource when implementing general loss prevention concepts and security programs within an organization.
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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
Introduction: Why is Security a Huge Industry?
Terms and Definitions of the Security Industry
The Security Industry
Careers: Loss Prevention Services and Specialists
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
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 2014
- 13th February 2013
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"The sixth edition of this comprehensive resource for the security professional has been updated to be even more relevant…it now includes more topics related to the quickly moving field of information technology…a model overview of the security industry and a solid and reliable reference."--SecurityManagement.com and in ASIS Dynamics, May/June 2014
"The sixth edition of this best-selling book continues the tradition of providing introductory and advanced coverage of the security profession for both students and professionals…Globally recognized and on the ASIS International Certified Protection Professional reading list, the new edition contains updates on security and loss prevention research and methods as well as an all-new focus on recent technologies…how these apply to security and loss prevention."--SecurityPark online, December 16, 2013