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NCJ Number: 158288 Find in a Library
Title: Private Security in the Twenty First Century: An Opinion
Journal: Journal of Security Administration  Volume:18  Issue:1  Dated:(June 1995)  Pages:3-20
Author(s): R H Moore Jr
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 18
Type: Research (Theoretical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The nature and role of private police in the 21st Century are discussed, with emphasis on cooperation between public and private law enforcement and the increasing role of technology.
Abstract: To meet the problems it will experience in the future, private security must work more closely with public law enforcement. Private security will assume many responsibilities now held by public law enforcement, because public law enforcement will focus mainly on violent crimes that cause major personal injury or death. Contract security will have a greater role in the protection of government property. Private security must also recognize the increasing technological sophistication and larger networks of even local criminal organizations. In addition, robots, electronic sensors, and surveillance devices will perform basic guard duty. Therefore, private security personnel will need to be literate in computers and technology. They must also be aware of the business, financial, and social climate in which they operate. 92 references
Main Term(s): Private police
Index Term(s): Crime prevention planning; Future of policing; Police-private police cooperation
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