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NCJ Number: 161571 Find in a Library
Title: Primer in Private Security
Author(s): M Nalla; G Newman
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 182
Sponsoring Agency: Harrow and Heston Publishers
Albany, NY 12203
Publication Number: ISBN 0-911577-18-1
Sale Source: Harrow and Heston Publishers
1830 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: After tracing the history of private policing in the United States and abroad, this book analyzes the work now being done by private police and explores the strengths and limitations of a number of alternative models of private security.
Abstract: An introductory discussion of the scope of private security notes that it covers virtually every type of business enterprise. It suggests that the private sector of policing in the future may increasingly assume the role of the public guardian of society, leaving public policing to a more narrow role that focuses on personal violence. The demands on the private security industry are becoming more complex, such that security managers must become familiar with the latest concepts from a range of disciplines that can inform their work and improve their effectiveness. After examining a number of alternative models for private policing -- military, scientific, legal, and management - - the authors suggest that the management perspective may be especially valuable in helping to relate security to the needs and the context of the organization it serves. Security managers have the task of selecting the various management techniques most appropriate for the organizations they serve. This book provides guidance in this area and identifies legal and scientific concepts, such as situational prevention, risk management, and employee screening. The final chapter discusses fraud control and corporate culture. 66 listings of recommended reading and viewing, 128 references, and a subject index
Main Term(s): Private police
Index Term(s): Business security; Fraud; Public/private police comparisons; White collar crime
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