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NCJ Number: 154802 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Law Procedure for Private Security, Second Edition
Author(s): A C Weinstock Jr
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 190
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Publication Number: ISBN 0-398-05997-7
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This textbook is targeted at private security persons and uses case studies to illustrate the interaction of constitutions, laws, and case decisions in issues related to the security profession.
Abstract: The first chapter discusses the legal basis of private security, notably self-defense as a justification for the use of force to protect oneself, another person, or property; and the statutory basis for commercial private security. The power of arrest on the part of private security officers is examined in terms of misdemeanor offenses, felony offenses, and special laws for merchants. Other broad topics covered by this book include the use of force to effect an arrest, search and seizure, and self- incrimination.
Main Term(s): Private police
Index Term(s): Citizen arrests; Self defense
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