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Security and Loss Prevention, 6th Edition

An Introduction

 
Security and Loss Prevention, 6th Edition,Philip Purpura,ISBN9780123878465
 
 
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Multidisciplinary approach to teaching foundations, concepts, and theories of security and loss prevention to help security professionals meet today’s critical challenges

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Key Features

  • New focus on recent technologies like social networks, digital evidence warrants, and advances in CCTV, and how those apply to security and loss prevention.
  • Incorporates changes in laws, presents various strategies of asset protection, and covers the ever-evolving technology of security and loss prevention.
  • Utilizes end-of-chapter case problems that take the chapters’ content and relate it to real security situations and issues, offering various perspectives on contemporary security challenges.
  • Includes student study questions and an accompanying Instructor’s manual with lecture slides, lesson plans, and an instructor test bank for each chapter.

Description

The sixth edition of Security and Loss Prevention continues the tradition of providing introductory and advanced coverage of the body of knowledge of the security profession. To bridge theory to practice is the book’s backbone, and Philip Purpura continues this strong effort with new sidebars and text boxes presenting actual security challenges from real-life situations.

Globally recognized and on the ASIS International Certified Protection Professional reading list, the sixth edition of Security and Loss Prevention enhances its position in the market as a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and up-to-date treatment of the area, connecting the public and private sector and the worlds of physical security and technological security. Purpura once again demonstrates why students and professionals alike rely on this best-selling text as a timely, reliable resource encompassing the breadth and depth of considerations involved when implementing general loss prevention concepts and security programs within an organization.

Readership

Undergraduate and graduate students, students at for-profit schools, security practitioners, military personnel, those studying for the CPP exam (ASIS International) and anyone interested in security and loss prevention for a wide variety of operations---industrial, critical infrastructure sectors, retail, healthcare, schools, non-profits, homeland security agencies, military, criminal justice agencies, other government agencies, etc.

Philip Purpura

CPP, Florence Darlington Technical College

Philip P. Purpura has been a criminal justice educator for more than 20 years. He has directed criminal justice, security, and paralegal programs, and has practical experience as a security consultant, expert witness, security manager, corporate investigator, and police officer. Mr. Purpura is the author of several other textbooks and numerous articles published in newsletters, magazines, and journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Florence Darlington Technical College, Florence, SC, USA

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Security and Loss Prevention, 6th Edition

Dedication

About the Author

Preface

Acknowledgments

Part I: Introduction to Security and Loss Prevention

1. The History of Security and Loss Prevention: A Critical Perspective

Objectives

Why Critical Thinking?

How can we Think Critically?

Why Think Critically about the History of Security and Loss Prevention?

Security and Loss Prevention Defined

History

Early Civilizations

More Contemporary Times

Case Problems

References

2. The Business, Careers, and Challenges of Security and Loss Prevention

Objectives

Introduction: Why is Security a Huge Industry?

Terms and Definitions of the Security Industry

Metrics

The Security Industry

Careers: Loss Prevention Services and Specialists

Occupational Outlook

Limitations of the Criminal Justice System: Implications for Loss Prevention Practitioners

Challenges of the Security Industry

Case Problems

References

Part II: Reducing the Problem of Loss

3. Foundations of Security and Loss Prevention

Objectives

The Security and Loss Prevention Profession

Methods for Protection Programs

Standards and Regulations

Evaluation of Loss Prevention Programs

Proprietary Security

Case Problems

References

4. Law

Objectives

Introduction

Judicial Systems

Origins of Law

Tort Law and Controls over Private Security

Legal Theory of Premises Security Claims

Contract Law

Civil Justice Procedures

Administrative Law

Criminal Justice Procedures

Case Problems

The Decision for “You Be the Judge”

References

5. Internal and External Relations

Objectives

Internal and External Relations

Internal Relations

External Relations

Special Problems

Case Problems

References

6. Applicant Screening and Employee Socialization

Objectives

Introduction

Employment Law

Social Media, Sexual Harassment, and Employee Venting

Screening Methods

Employee Socialization

Case Problems

The Decision for “You Be the Judge”

References

7. Internal Threats and Countermeasures

Objectives

Introduction

Internal Theft

Management Countermeasures

Physical Security Countermeasures

Case Problems

References

8. External Threats and Countermeasures

Objectives

Introduction

Methods of Unauthorized Entry

Countermeasures

Case Problems

References

9. Services and Systems: Methods for Making Wise Purchasing Decisions

Objectives

Introduction

Pitfalls when Purchasing Security Services and Systems

Purchasing Security Services

Purchasing Security Systems

Outsourcing

Case Problem

The Decision for “You Be the Judge”

References

10. Investigations

Objectives

Introduction

Types of Investigations

Law

Evidence

Interviewing and Interrogation

Information Sources

Surveillance

Information Accuracy

Report Writing

Testimony

Case Problems

References

11. Accounting, Accountability, and Auditing

Objectives

Introduction

Accounting

Accountability

Auditing

Fraud

Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance

Case Problems

References

12. Resilience, Risk Management, Business Continuity, and Emergency Management

Objectives

Introduction

Resilience: A Critical Thinking Perspective

Risk Management

Insurance

Claims

Business Continuity

Emergency Management

The Military

Case Problems

The Decision for “You Be the Judge #1”

The Decision for “You Be the Judge #2”

References

13. Life Safety, Fire Protection, and Emergencies

Objectives

Life Safety

Fire Protection

Fire Prevention and Fire Suppression Strategies

Public Safety Agencies

Emergencies

Case Problems

References

14. Safety in the Workplace

Objectives

Introduction

Accident Statistics and Costs

History of Safety Legislation

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Safety Strategies

Case Problems

References

Part III: Special Problems and Countermeasures

15. Terrorism and Homeland Security

Objectives

Terrorism

Homeland Security

Private Sector

Case Problems

References

16. Protecting Critical Infrastructure

Objectives

Critical Infrastructure

Critical Infrastructure Sectors

Transportation Systems

National Monuments and Icons

Border and Transportation Security

Case Problems

References

17. Protecting Commercial and Institutional Critical Infrastructure

Objectives

Introduction

Commercial Facilities

Robbery and Burglary

Banking and Finance

Educational Institutions

Healthcare and Public Health

Case Problems

References

18. Topics of Concern

Objectives

Workplace Violence

Human Resources Protection

Substance Abuse in the Workplace

Information Security

Communications Security

Case Problems

References

19. Your Future in Security and Loss Prevention

Objectives

Introduction

Security and Loss Prevention in the Future

Education

Research

Training

The Concept of the Security Institute

Employment

Case Problems

References

Index

Quotes and reviews

"The sixth edition of this comprehensive resource for the security professional has been updated to be even more relevant…it now includes more topics related to the quickly moving field of information technology…a model overview of the security industry and a solid and reliable reference."--SecurityManagement.com and in ASIS Dynamics, May/June 2014
"The sixth edition of this best-selling book continues the tradition of providing introductory and advanced coverage of the security profession for both students and professionals…Globally recognized and on the ASIS International Certified Protection Professional reading list, the new edition contains updates on security and loss prevention research and methods as well as an all-new focus on recent technologies…how these apply to security and loss prevention."--SecurityPark online, December 16, 2013

 
 
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