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NCJ Number: 119961 Find in a Library
Title: Safety First: A Guide to Courthouse Security
Journal: Judges' Journal  Volume:28  Issue:3  Dated:(Summer 1989)  Pages:14-17,42
Author(s): F A Geiger
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 5
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes effective court security equipment and procedures.
Abstract: Effective court security depends, first of all, on the attitudes of judges and court staff who operate the security system. Well-trained staff who screen all who enter the court are the most effective element in a court security system. The operation of x-ray screening and walk-through magnetometers is discussed, along with perimeter security devices that do not require connecting hard-wire devices to a central receiving office. Judges should cooperate in ensuring that court security systems run effectively, and equipment should be tested regularly. The costs of specific court security devices are given.
Main Term(s): Court security
Index Term(s): Security surveillance systems; Security systems
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