Security and Loss Prevention - 7th Edition - ISBN: 9780128117958, 9780128117965

Security and Loss Prevention

7th Edition

An Introduction

Authors: Philip Purpura
Paperback ISBN: 9780128117958
eBook ISBN: 9780128117965
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st March 2018
Page Count: 728
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Description

Security and Loss Prevention: An Introduction, Seventh Edition, provides introductory and advanced information on the security profession. Security expert Phil Purpura, CPP, includes updates on security research, methods, strategies, technologies, laws, issues, statistics and career options. The book is comprehensive and interdisciplinary, drawing on many fields of study for concepts, strategies of protection and research. It explains the real-world challenges facing security professionals and offers options for planning solutions. Linking physical security with IT security, the main topics include internal and external threats to people and assets, and private and public sector responses and issues.

The Seventh Edition is enhanced by covering research and standards of professional organizations and the knowledge, competencies and tasks required of practitioners. As in previous editions, the Seventh Edition maintains an interactive style. Boxes on actual security challenges bridge theory to practice, along with case problems at the end of chapters. The book includes examples, illustrations, sidebar questions, boxed topics, international perspectives and Web exercises. Instructors teaching a course may download ancillaries, including an instructor’s manual with outlines of chapters, discussion topics/special projects, essay questions, and a test bank and PowerPoint presentation for each chapter.

Key Features

  • Covers the latest developments such as ransomware, the internet of things, marijuana legalization and climate change, including how they apply to security and loss prevention
  • Incorporates changes in laws, presents various strategies of asset protection and covers the ever-evolving technology of security and loss prevention
  • Utilizes end-of-chapter case problems that relate chapter content to real security situations and issues, offering various perspectives on contemporary security challenges
  • Serves both students and professionals interested in security and loss prevention for a wide variety of operations—industrial, critical infrastructure sectors, retail, healthcare, schools, non-profits, homeland security agencies, the military, criminal justice agencies, other government agencies and more

Readership

Undergraduate and graduate students, security practitioners, military personnel, those studying for the CPP exam (ASIS International) and others engaged in security and loss prevention

Table of Contents

1. The History of Security and Loss Prevention
2. The Business, Careers, and Challenges of Security and Loss Prevention
3. Foundations of Security and Loss Prevention
4. Law
5. Internal and External Relations
6. Applicant Screening and Employee Socialization
7. Internal Threats and Countermeasures
8. External Threats and Countermeasures
9. Services and Systems
10. Investigations
11. Accounting, Accountability, and Auditing
12. Resilience, Risk Management, Business Continuity, and Emergency Management
13. Life Safety, Fire Protection, and Emergencies
14. Safety in the Workplace
15. Terrorism and Homeland Security
16. Protecting Critical Infrastructure
17. Protecting Commercial and Institutional Critical Infrastructure
18. Topics of Concern
19. Your Future in Security and Loss Prevention

Details

No. of pages:
728
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2019
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Paperback ISBN:
9780128117958
eBook ISBN:
9780128117965

About the Author

Philip Purpura

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Florence Darlington Technical College, Florence, SC, USA