Principles of Security and Crime Prevention

Principles of Security and Crime Prevention, 4th Edition

Principles of Security and Crime Prevention, 4th Edition,Pamela Collins,Truett Ricks,Clifford Van Meter,ISBN9780870843051

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Key Features

  • Includes photos, figures, tables and illustrations.
  • Appendices include security job descriptions, crime awareness and campus security act of 1990, school lsafey resources, counterterrorism security checklist, terrorism risk assessment, risk identification procedures, selections from the private security task force report, checklist for security surveys.


This introductory text provides a thorough overview of the private security system. This edition includes crime prevention and its zones of protection - the theoretical framework that provides the bridge between private and public sector law enforcement. From the historical development and the professional nature of security and crime prevention to the legal aspects of private security, this well-rounded text covers basic elements of security and crime prevention.

Pamela Collins

Affiliations and Expertise

Eastern Kentucky University

Truett Ricks

Clifford Van Meter

Principles of Security and Crime Prevention, 4th Edition

Section I: Historical and Professional Principles of Security and Crime Prevention

1. The History of Security and Crime Prevention

2. Security Education and Professional Development

3. Protective Security and Crime Prevention Services/Resources

4. Security Personnel

Section II: Risk Management and Loss Control Principles

5. Risk Management: Risk Analysis and Security Surveys

6. Fire Prevention and Safety

7. Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

Section III: Crime Prevention Principles

8. Crime and the Threat Environment

9. Crime Prevention and Primary Zones of Protection

10. Crime Prevention and Secondary Zones of Protection

11. Crime Prevention and Tertiary Zones of Protection

Section IV: Principles of Public and Private Sector Law Enforcement

12. Legal Aspects of Private Security

13. Private Security Career Orientation

Appendix A - Job Description: Security Programs Manager

Appendix B - Job Description: Security Officer

Appendix C - Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990

Appendix D - School Safety Resources

Appendix E - Counterterrorism Security Checklist

Appendix F - Terrorism Risk Assessment

Appendix G - Risk Identification Procedures

Appendix H - Selections from the Private Security Task Force Report

Appendix I - A Commentary and Checklists for Security Surveys

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