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NCJ Number: 154036 Find in a Library
Title: Introduction to Security and Loss Control
Author(s): N R Bottom Jr; J I Kostanoski
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 414
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice-Hall, Inc
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Publication Number: ISBN 0-13-471418-0
Sale Source: Prentice-Hall, Inc
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book replaces the traditional crime orientation of security with a multiloss orientation, replaces loss prevention with loss control, a term that encompasses waste, accident, error, crime, and unethical/unprofessional practice (WAECUP).
Abstract: The WAECUP model is introduced along with concepts of loss control, followed by a discussion of the evolution of security and loss control as it emerged historically to the present day. A separate chapter examines safety responsibilities and how attention to safety hazards can reduce loss for companies. Three chapters focus on the emerging status and function of loss-control managers, highlighting issues including the ethics of security, the relationship between loss control managers and law enforcement, determination of assets and assessment of threats, and coordination of countermeasures. Specific areas of loss control dealt with here include technology, legal dimensions, computer security, terrorism, disaster planning, and fire protection. Finally, loss control is considered from the perspective of management. 3 appendixes
Main Term(s): Crime prevention planning
Index Term(s): Loss controls; Security management; Security systems
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