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NCJ Number: 157129 Find in a Library
Title: Private Security and the Law, Second Edition
Author(s): C P Nemeth
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 436
Sponsoring Agency: Anderson Publishing Co
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87084-599-3
Sale Source: Anderson Publishing Co
Publicity Director
2035 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book discusses in detail issues related to private security and the law.
Abstract: The first chapter describes the historical foundations of private security, beginning in the Middle Ages and Colonial America, the period of the creation of the Pinkerton security organization and western expansion, and finally, the era of contemporary private security. The second chapter discusses regulation, licensing, education, and training issues relevant to those seeking to enter the private security profession. The third chapter explores the law of search and seizure as it applies to the private sector. Two subsequent chapters examine the civil and criminal liability of private security personnel. The book discusses the enforcement of laws and the interpretation of evidence, presents a blueprint for cooperation between private and public law enforcement, and reviews relevant court rulings. 3 appendixes
Main Term(s): Private police
Index Term(s): Crime prevention planning; Criminology; History of policing; Legal liability; Police-private police cooperation; Private security officer training; Search and seizure laws
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