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Security and Loss Prevention: An Introduction

Elsevier Science
  • Corrupt Business Practices
  • Fire Fighting & Emergency Medicine
  • Home Safety & Security
  • White Collar & Nonviolent Crime

Security and Loss Prevention: An Introduction Overview

The sixth edition of Security and Loss Prevention continues the tradition of providing introductory and advanced coverage of the security profession. Author Phil Purpura bridges theory and practice with new sidebars and text boxes presenting security challenges from real-life situations. This book examines security in a wide range of contexts, spanning corporate issues such as personnel management and business continuity, and encompassing topics of terrorism and border security. 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 like social networks, digital evidence warrants, and advances in closed-circuit television (CCTV), and how these apply to security and loss prevention. This edition also includes a complete update to the issues, statistics, and career options in the security world, adding more than 100 pages of new material. Author Purpura once again demonstrates why students and professionals alike rely on this best-selling text as a timely, reliable, and comprehensive resource when implementing general loss prevention concepts and security programs within an organization. Covers changes in laws, various strategies of asset protection, and the ever-evolving technology of security and loss prevention End-of-chapter case problems take the chapters' content and relate it to real security situations and issues Includes student study questions and accompanying instructor's manual with lecture slides, lesson plans, and an instructor test bank for each chapter

Security and Loss Prevention: An Introduction Table Of Content

Part I Introduction to Security and Loss Prevention

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

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

Part II Reducing the Problem of Loss

Chapter 3 Foundations of Security and Loss Prevention

Chapter 4 Law

Chapter 5 Internal and External Relations

Chapter 6 Applicant Screening and Employee Socialization

Chapter 7 Internal Threats and Countermeasures

Chapter 8 External Threats and Countermeasures

Chapter 9 Services and Systems: Methods Toward Wise Purchasing Decisions

Chapter 10 Investigations

Chapter 11 Accounting, Accountability, and Auditing

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

Chapter 13 Life Safety, Fire Protection, and Emergencies

Chapter 14 Safety in the Workplace

Part III Special Problems and Countermeasures

Chapter 15 Terrorism and Homeland Security

Chapter 16 Protecting Critical Infrastructure

Chapter 17 Protecting Commercial and Institutional Critical Infrastructure

Chapter 18 Topics of Concern

Chapter 19 Your Future in Security and Loss Prevention

Security and Loss Prevention: An Introduction Editorial Reviews


Provides an introduction to security and loss prevention, with an emphasis on strategies to prevent and reduce incidence of crimes, fires, and accidents. Coverage draws on fields including law, criminal justice, and psychology, and offers an international perspective. Includes chapter learning objectives, case problems, and critical thinking and case boxes, as well as b&w photos. This third edition reflects recent legislation, technology, security strategies, and statistics, and includes new sidebars and case problems. For practitioners and students, especially those preparing for the Certified Protection Professional exam. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

From the Publisher

The first edition of the work has been called:
"An example of true expertise...a well-regarded textbook that has been updated with a post-9-11 perspective."-SECURITY MANAGEMENT

" outstanding introduction to loss prevention concepts and security management implementation."-CRIME & JUSTICE INTERNATIONAL

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