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Security Science The Theory and Practice of Security

ISBN-10: 0123944368
ISBN-13: 9780123944368
Edition: 2013
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $69.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 1/14/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 280
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

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. A fresh and provocative approach to the key facets of securityPresentation of theories and models for a reasoned approach to decision makingStrategic and tactical support for corporate leaders handling security challengesMethodologies for protecting national assets in government and private sectorsExploration of security's emerging body of knowledge across domains

Clifton L. Smith, PhD is a retired Associate Professor of Security Science in the School of Engineering, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia. He developed their Security Science programs (BS, MS, and PhD) beginning in the 1980s, and helped establish their Security Science Research and Test Laboratory. He continues to conduct research in ballistics imaging, security knowledge and understanding, biometric imaging, and security education. Professor Smith has consulted in Australia, Southeast Asia, UK and India on security training programs, physical security audits, CCTV and infrared surveillance techniques, security lighting evaluation, and perimeter technology testing.

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