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NCJ Number: 136490 Find in a Library
Title: Introduction to Security
Author(s): R J Fischer; G Green
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 495
Sponsoring Agency: Butterworth-Heinemann
Woburn, MA 01801-2041
Publication Number: ISBN 0-7506-9191-3
Sale Source: Butterworth-Heinemann
225 Wildwood Ave
Woburn, MA 01801-2041
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This text explains the origins and development of security in England and the United States, the nature of the security function, and the basic components of security programs and systems to meet a variety of risks.
Abstract: Individual chapters explain crime trends and the growth of private security; career opportunities in loss prevention; and the training, certification, and regulation of private security officers and organizations. Different types of security services are explained, including guard services, patrol services, consulting services, investigative services, alarm response services, armored delivery services, and others. Additional chapters examine the organization of the security function, legal issues related to private security, and risk analysis and the use of the security survey. Further chapters explain building and perimeter protection, interior and exterior security concerns, intrusion and access control, fire protection, emergency planning, internal theft controls, and personnel policies for internal security. Security measures for specific situations are also detailed, including retail security, cargo security, computer security, and other specific security threats. A concluding section examines current problems related to security, as well as its likely future with respect to technology, management, professionalization, and standards. Figures, tables, forms, index, and chapter review questions and reference lists.
Main Term(s): Security training
Index Term(s): Security management; Security systems; US/foreign comparisons
Note: Fifth Edition
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