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    Introduction to Security

    ISBN-10: 0123850576
    ISBN-13: 9780123850577
    Author(s): Robert Fischer, Edward Halibozek, David Walters
    Description: Introduction to Security has been the leading text on private security for over thirty years. Celebrated for its balanced and professional approach, this new edition gives future security professionals a broad, solid base that prepares them to serve  More...
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    Edition: 9th
    Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 544
    Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
    Weight: 3.278
    Language: English

    Introduction to Security has been the leading text on private security for over thirty years. Celebrated for its balanced and professional approach, this new edition gives future security professionals a broad, solid base that prepares them to serve in a variety of positions in a growing field that is immune to outsourcing. Former and current members of the military, as well as works displaced by disappearing jobs, can all benefit from reading this book. The author team as well as an outstanding group of subject-matter experts combine knowledge and experience to create content geared to experiential learning. As a recommended title for security certifications, it is a crucial resource for working professionals, and is also used as a core security textbook in universities throughout the country. This is Butterworth-Heinemann's best-selling security text of all time, an essential reference for all security professionals.The 9th edition expands on key topics and adds new material on the important issues in the 21st century environment such as: the importance of communication skills; the value of education; internet-related security risks; changing business paradigms; and brand protection.* New sections on terrorism and emerging security threats like cybercrime and piracy* Top industry professionals from aerospace and computer firms join instructors from large academic programs as co-authors and contributors* Expanded ancillaries for both instructors and students, including interactive web-based video and case studies

    Robert Fischer is President of Assets Protection Associates, Inc., a security consulting firm established in 1986. He earned his Ph.D. in education administration from Southern Illinois University in 1981. Dr. Fischer has served as a consultant to many organizations, including publishers, private security firms, retailers, and school districts. Dr. Fischer is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society for industrial Security, The Academy if Security Educators and Trainers, and the International Police Association. He recently retired from his positions as the Director of Illinois Law Enforcement Executive Institute, a project of the Illinois Law Enforcement and Standards Board, and as a professor of law enforcement and justice administration at Western Illinois University.

    Introduction
    Origins and Development of 21st Century Security
    Defining Security's Role
    Career Opportunities in Loss Prevention
    Security Education, Training, Certification, and Regulation
    Homeland Security - Security & Loss Prevention Since September 11th, 2001 and Beyond
    Basics of Defense
    Security and the Law
    Risk Analysis, Security Surveys, and Insurance
    Interior and Exterior Security Concerns
    The Outer Defenses: Building and Perimeter Protection
    The Inner Defenses: Intrusion and Access Control
    Contingency Planning, Fire Protection, Emergency Response, and Safety
    Internal Theft Controls/Personnel Issues
    Specific Threats and Solutions
    Transportation Security Issues and Regulation
    Violence and Drug Use in the Workplace
    Retail Security
    Terrorism - A Global Perspective
    Computer Technology and Information Security Issues
    Selected Security Threats of the 21st Century
    Security: The Future

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