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NCJ Number: 64264 Find in a Library
Title: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF PROTECTION
Author(s): R B COLE
Corporate Author: Charles C. Thomas
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 426
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS BOOK DEALS WITH THE GENERAL SECURITY PROBLEMS WHICH CONFRONT BUSINESS, ANALYZES THEORIES OF BUSINESS LOSS PREVENTION, AND GIVES GUIDANCE ON HOW TO IMPLEMENT PROTECTION TECHNIQUES.
Abstract: THE SECURITY FUNCTION MUST BECOME A PART OF THE GENERAL MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK, AND THE PROTECTION PRACTITIONER MUST UNDERSTAND BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT. MANAGEMENT MUST TAKE UNPLANNED LOSSES SERIOUSLY, PRACTICE BUSINESS LOSS REPORTING, UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF SHRINKAGE THROUGH PRODUCTION LOSS, INVENTORY ERROR, AND THEFT, AND PARTICIPATE IN THEFT DETERRENT PROGRAMS THROUGH COOPERATION WITH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. UNDERSTANDING THE CONCEPTS OF CRISIS INTERVENTION, THE PREVENTION TRIANGLE, RISK MANAGEMENT, AND LOSS PREVENTION ARE VITAL TO ORGANIZING TANGIBLE BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS INTO A MEANINGFUL STATEMENT OF SECURITY OBJECTIVES. METHODOLOGY FOR DEVISING DYNAMIC PROTECTION SYSTEMS IS PRESENTED ALONG WITH INFORMATION FOR GATHERING AND EVALUATING DATA. PROTECTION PERSONNEL SHOULD BE CONSULTED IN THE SELECTION OF SECURITY METHODS AND SYSTEMS MOST APPROPRIATE FOR THE CORPORATION. DETAILED PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS ARE OUTLINED WITH RESPECT TO THE ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS OF BUILDING DESIGN FOR SECURITY, PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS OF THE GUARD SYSTEM, AND TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF ALARM AND LOCKING SYSTEMS. DIFFERENCES AMONG SECURITY MEASURES NEEDED BY RETAIL, TRANSPORTATION, AND INDUSTRIAL BUSINESSES ARE DELINEATED. THE SPECIFIC COMPONENTS OR TOOLS OF PROTECTION APPROPRIATE TO ALL TYPES OF BUSINESS ENTERPRISES ARE EXAMINED. RESOURCES FOR SPECIFIC SECURITY INFORMATION ARE IDENTIFIED. TABULAR DATA, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY ARE INCLUDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED--MRK)
Index Term(s): Alarm systems; Business security; Crisis intervention; Decisionmaking; Facility security; Industrial security; Information Systems and Technology; Locks; Management; Planning; Private police; Program implementation; Property damage; Records management; Surveillance equipment
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