Introduction to Security

ISBN-10: 0750684321

ISBN-13: 9780750684323

Edition: 8th 2008

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Introduction to Security, 8th Edition, has been the leading introduction to private security for over thirty years, celebrated for its balanced and professional approach to this increasingly important area. Now the eighth edition expands the key topics and adds material on important issues in the 21st c environment. The author team brings together top-level professional experience in industry with years of teaching experience. As a recommended title for security certifications, it is a crucial resource for the 30,000+ ASIS International members, 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. * Significantly expanded chapters on computer issues, cargo, homeland security and terrorism * New chapter on Internal Issues and Controls covering crucial information on internal theft, personnel policies, and drugs and violence in the workplace * More illustrations and photos to make learning easier
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Book details

List price: $76.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 3/18/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

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 and Security's Function
Homeland Security -- Changing the Emphasis on Security in the United States
Origins and Development of Security
Defining Security's Role
The Proprietary Security Organization
Career Opportunities in Loss Prevention
Security Education, Training, Certification, and Regulation
Basics of Defense
Security and the Law
Risk Management and Insurance
The Outer Defenses: Building and Perimeter Protection
Interior and Exterior Security Concerns
The Inner Defenses: Intrusion and Access Control
Fire Protection, Safety, and Emergency Planning
Internal Issues and Controls: Personnel Policies, Workplace Violence, Drugs in the Workplace, and Internal Theft [new chapter in its current form]
Specific Threats and Solutions
Transportation/Cargo Security
Retail Security
Terrorism and Other Tools of Destruction
Computer and Information Security
Specific Security Threats
Security: Its Problems, Its Future* * chapter will be significantly updated and expanded
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