Security Science, 1st Edition

The Theory and Practice of Security

Security Science, 1st Edition,ISBN9780123944368





235 X 191

Make the most effective evidence-based decisions to secure your organization and its assets!

Print Book + eBook

USD 83.34
USD 138.90

Buy both together and save 40%

Print Book


In Stock

Estimated Delivery Time
USD 69.95

eBook Overview

EPUB format

VST (VitalSource Bookshelf) format

PDF format

USD 68.95
Add to Cart

Key Features

  • A fresh and provocative approach to the key facets of security
  • Presentation of theories and models for a reasoned approach to decision making
  • Strategic and tactical support for corporate leaders handling security challenges
  • Methodologies for protecting national assets in government and private sectors
  • Exploration of security’s emerging body of knowledge across domains


Security Science integrates the multi-disciplined practice areas of security into a single structured body of knowledge, where each chapter takes an evidence-based approach to one of the core knowledge categories. The authors give practitioners and students the underlying scientific perspective based on robust underlying theories, principles, models or frameworks. Demonstrating the relationships and underlying concepts, they present an approach to each core security function within the context of both organizational security and homeland security. The book is unique in its application of the scientific method to the increasingly challenging tasks of preventing crime and foiling terrorist attacks. Incorporating the latest security theories and principles, it considers security from both a national and corporate perspective, applied at a strategic and tactical level. It provides a rational basis for complex decisions and begins the process of defining the emerging discipline of security science.


Students in Security, Homeland Security, and Security Science programs in APAC, UK, Middle East and US; security professionals in government and corporate settings worldwide.

Security Science, 1st Edition

Chapter 1 Concept of Security

Chapter 2 Security Risk Management

Chapter 3 Security Management

Chapter 4 Business Continuity Management

Chapter 5 Physical Security

Chapter 6 Security Detection

Chapter 7 Knowledge Management

Chapter 8 Intelligence Led Security

Chapter 9 Built Environments

Chapter 10 Homeland Security

Chapter 11 Future Directions

Quotes and reviews

"Two Australian academics…examine what evidence based information is available. The book, intended as a text, is likely to appeal to English-reading audiences outside of the US. Security practitioners here likely will find valuable insights applicable to security operations for use abroad… Smith and Brooks deliver an interesting read."--Security Letter, April 2014
"Security practitioners who have wanted a text that links security management principles with the proven concepts of the scientific method need look no further…This text is critical to security managers at any level who wish to enhance their role in their organization.", February 2014
"Proclaiming to establish the knowledge domain of security on a scientific and professional foundation, Smith…and Brooks…develop a theoretical construct for understanding the concept and management of security and the management of security risk that is based on a hierarchy of concepts and principles associated with asset protection and the processes to achieve asset protection."--Reference & Research Book News, December 2013

Free Shipping
Shop with Confidence

Free Shipping around the world
▪ Broad range of products
▪ 30 days return policy

Contact Us