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NCJ Number: 66970 Find in a Library
Title: SECURITY EDUCATION AND TRAINING - WHAT ARE THE NEEDS?
Journal: SECURITY MANAGEMENT  Volume:24  Issue:4  Dated:(APRIL 1980)  Pages:77-78,80-81
Author(s): R J FISCHER
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 4
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: TRAINING AND EDUCATION IN THE FIELD OF SECURITY MUST BE IMPROVED, BUT NOT WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF PRIVATE INDUSTRY AND OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. THE DEVELOPMENT OF A WELL-ROUNDED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM IS ESSENTIAL.
Abstract: AS SECURITY DEALS PREDOMINANTLY WITH INDIVIDUALS (CORPORATIONS ARE LEGAL INDIVIDUALS) RATHER THAN WITH SOCIETY AS A WHOLE, THE SUPPORT FOR INCREASED FUNDING AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES MUST COME FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR. HOWEVER, LEAA COULD BE INSTRUMENTAL IN RECOMMENDING FEDERAL GUIDELINES AND MINIMUM FEDERAL STANDARDS FOR ALL SECURITY OPERATIONS AND IN HELPING STATES TO DEVELOP THEIR OWN SECURITY STATE PLANNING AGENCIES. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN ASSIST BY DEVELOPING A DATA BASE AND CLEARINGHOUSE ON ECONOMIC CRIMES, FINANCIAL INTEREST IN SECURITY ACADEMICS, ADJUDICATION AND SENTENCING STUDIES ON ECONOMIC CRIME, TAX DEDUCTIONS FOR CRIME LOSSES, AND SUPPORT FOR TRAINING. SUPPORT FROM PROFESSIONAL SECURITY ORGANIZATIONS IS VITAL TO THE PROFESSIONALIZATION OF THE SECURITY FIELD THROUGH INCREASED TRAINING AND EDUCATION. THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR INDUSTRIAL SECURITY (ASIS) HAS INDIRECTLY SUPPORTED THE VALUE OF EDUCATION THROUGH ITS CERTIFIED PROTECTION PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM (CPP). AS MORE AND MORE SECURITY MANAGERS RECEIVE THEIR CPP, THE OVERALL QUALITY OF EMPLOYEES SHOULD INCREASE. SECURITY TRAINING CAN AND SHOULD BE PROVIDED AT ALL INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING OFFERING ACADEMIC COURSES, BUT SECURITY PRACTITIONERS SHOULD ALSO RECEIVE ACADEMIC DEGREES, SINCE THE PROGRAM OF RECEIVING A DEGREE ENHANCES BOTH THE PERSONALTIY (IN TERMS OF MATURITY) AND THE MIND. AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR SECURITY MUST BE DEVELOPED, WITH AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF PRACTITIONERS. SUCH A PROGRAM DEVELOPED FOR WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY IS INTERDISCIPLINARY, WITH COURSES IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, BUSINESS, INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY, AND HEALTH SCIENCES. CERTIFICATION AND DEGREE PROGRAMS CAN BE DEVELOPED, BUT SUPPORT FROM PRACTITIONERS IS VITAL AND EXPANSION OF PROGRAMS MUST PROCEED SLOWLY ENOUGH TO ALLOW THE MARKET TO ABSORB THE DEGREED APPLICANTS. AN APPENDIX SHOWS THE PROGRAM FOR B.A. IN SECURITY ADMINISTRATION FROM WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY. (MHP)
Index Term(s): Degree programs; Higher education; Private police; Private security officer training; Security training
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