Effective Security Management

Effective Security Management, 6th Edition

Effective Security Management, 6th Edition,Charles Sennewald,Curtis Baillie,ISBN9780128027745
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Brings common sense, wisdom, and humor to this bestselling introduction to security management that is ideal for both new and experienced security managers

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Key Features

  • Offers the most current picture of the role and duties of security managers
  • Includes three new chapters on security ethics and conflicts of interest, convergence in security management, and ISO security standards, along with coverage of new security jobs titles and duties
  • Contains updated contributions from leading security experts Colin Braziel, Karim Vellani, and James Broder
  • Case studies and examples from around the world are included to facilitate further understanding


Effective Security Management, Sixth Edition teaches practicing security professionals how to build their careers by mastering the fundamentals of good management.

The author, Charles Sennewald, brings common sense, wisdom, and humor to this bestselling introduction to security management that is ideal for both new and experienced security managers.

The sixth edition of this classic professional reference work on the topic includes newly updated and expanded coverage of topics such as the integration of security executive into the business, background checks and hiring procedures, involvement in labor disputes, organized crime, and the role of social media.


1) Security Directors and Managers, 2) Business professionals responsible for security, 3) Security Management upper level undergraduate and graduate students.

Charles Sennewald


Charles “Chuck” Sennewald CSC, CPP, is an independent security management consultant and expert witness and the author of numerous Butterworth-Heinemann titles, including "Effective Security Management"; "Security Consulting"; "Retail Crime, Security and Loss Prevention: An Encyclopedic Reference;" "From the Files of a Security Expert Witness"; and earlier editions of this book "The Process of Investigation." Chuck is a graduate of California State University - Los Angeles with a BS degree in Police Science and Administration. Chuck is also the founder and first president of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC), and is a long-time member of ASIS International. He has lectured and is read in countries around the globe.

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Independent security management consultant, expert witness, and author, internationally based

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Curtis Baillie

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President, Security Consulting Strategies, West Chester, PA, USA

Effective Security Management, 6th Edition

PART 1 General Security Management
1. General Principles of Organization
2. Organizational Structure
3. Security’s Role in the Organization
4. The Security Director’s Role
5. The Security Supervisor’s Role
6. The Individual Security Employee
7. Ethics and Conflicts of Interest
PART II Security Personnel Management
8. Hiring Security Personnel
9. Job Descriptions
10. Training
11. Discipline
12. Motivation and Morale
13. Promotions
14. Communication
15. Career (Proprietary) versus Non-career (and Contract)
PART III Operational Management
16. Planning and Budget
17. Program Management
18. Risk
19. Crisis Management
20. The Security Survey
21. International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
22. Office Administration
23. Written Policies and Procedures
24. Computers and Effective Security Management
25. Statistics as a Security Management Tool
26. Convergence in Security Management
PART IV Public Relations
27. Selling Security within the Organization
28. Relationship with Law Enforcement
29. Relationship with the Industry
30. Community Relations
PART V Mismanagement
31. Jackass Management Traits
Appendix A Employee Performance Evaluation
Appendix B Security Vulnerability Study
Appendix C IAPSC Code of Ethics
Appendix D Selected Security-Related Organizations
Appendix E Suggested Security/Loss Prevention Sources

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