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NCJ Number: 78252 Find in a Library
Title: Principles of Security - An Introduction
Author(s): T A Ricks; B G Tillett; C W VanMeter
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 291
Sponsoring Agency: Anderson Publishing Co
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Sale Source: Anderson Publishing Co
Publicity Director
2035 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This textbook delineates the basic principles of security and loss prevention for students interested in a security career, for the security practitioner, and for business and industrial personnel.
Abstract: An introductory section observes that rising crime rates, terrorist activities, and need for legal accountability have created a growing demand for security products and services. The text then describes major differences between contract and proprietary guard services. It points out natural and manmade hazards to security and some ways to resolve problems of perimeter security. Additional chapters examine protective lighting, locking systems, and electronic alarm systems. Guidelines are provided for selecting security storage containers such as safes and vaults and for protecting information through procedural controls, duplication, and storage. Information is provided on the recruitment, training, and duties of private security personnel; and processes are outlined for conducting a risk assessment, establishing loss probability, and designing surveys. Both internal and external threats and crime are discussed. One chapter focuses on fire prevention and safety and another tells what security forces should do during emergencies. The text outlines various academic programs in security education and presents legal aspects of private security (constitutional law, tort law, contract law, and criminal law). Each chapter contains selected references and study questions. Appendixes provide selections from the Private Security Task Force Report and give the text of the Statutory Arrest Authority of Private Citizens drawn from that report. An index is supplied.
Index Term(s): Alarm systems; Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Deterrence; Physical crime prevention; Privacy and security; Private police; Reference materials; Security; Security codes and ordinances; Surveillance equipment; Threat assessment
Note: Criminal Justice Studies.
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