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Security and Loss Prevention An Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0750696427

ISBN-13: 9780750696425

Edition: 3rd 1998

Authors: Philip P. Purpura

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This third edition of Security and Loss Prevention has been updated with newer laws, technology, security strategies and statistics, to meet the needs of the ever-changing security profession.
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List price: $49.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 3/3/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 6.56" wide x 9.61" long x 1.16" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

About the Authorp. xvii
Prefacep. xix
Acknowledgmentsp. xxiii
Introduction to Security and Loss Preventionp. 1
History of Security and Loss Preventionp. 3
Objectivesp. 3
Security and Loss Prevention Definedp. 3
Early Civilizationsp. 5
Ancient Greecep. 6
Ancient Romep. 7
The Middle Ages in Europep. 7
More Contemporary Timesp. 8
Modern Englandp. 8
Early Americap. 9
The Growth of Policingp. 10
The Growth of Security Companiesp. 11
Railroads and Labor Unionsp. 14
The Great Warsp. 14
The Third Wavep. 15
The Business of Security and Loss Preventionp. 17
Objectivesp. 17
The Extent of Lossesp. 17
Direct and Indirect Lossesp. 19
The Security Industryp. 20
Contract versus Proprietary Security Officersp. 22
Loss Prevention Services and Specialistsp. 24
The Limitations of the Criminal Justice System: Implications for Loss Prevention Practitionersp. 27
Problems in the Security Industryp. 29
Cooperation Between Public and Private Policep. 30
Regulation of the Industryp. 31
The Need for Trainingp. 32
Ethicsp. 33
Management Problemsp. 33
The False Alarm Problemp. 33
Reducing the Problem of Lossp. 37
Foundations of Security and Loss Preventionp. 39
Objectivesp. 39
Risk Analysisp. 39
The Loss Prevention Surveyp. 40
Identifying Vulnerabilitiesp. 40
Determining Probability, Frequency, and Costp. 41
Planningp. 41
Planning from a Systems Perspectivep. 45
Evaluation of Loss Prevention Programsp. 48
Researchp. 49
Sources of Research Assistancep. 50
Standardsp. 51
Proprietary Securityp. 53
Basics of Organization: The Vocabularyp. 53
Basics of Organization: The Practical Management Toolsp. 54
Lawp. 59
Objectivesp. 59
Origins of Lawp. 59
Tort Lawp. 60
Premises Protection and Negligencep. 62
Contract Lawp. 64
Administrative Lawp. 65
Compliance Auditingp. 65
Federal Sentencing Guidelinesp. 66
Criminal Justice Procedurep. 67
Arrest Lawp. 69
Forcep. 71
Searchesp. 71
Questioningp. 72
Internal and External Relationsp. 77
Objectivesp. 77
Loss Prevention Relations versus Public Relationsp. 79
Benefits of Good Relationsp. 80
Internal Relationsp. 81
Human Relations on the Jobp. 81
Management Supportp. 82
Orientation and Training Programsp. 82
Loss Prevention Meetingsp. 83
Loss Prevention Bulletinsp. 83
Involvement Programsp. 84
External Relationsp. 85
Law Enforcementp. 86
Public Service Agenciesp. 87
The Communityp. 88
The Mediap. 88
External Loss Prevention Peersp. 90
Special Problemsp. 90
Prosecution Decisionsp. 90
Loss Prevention Attirep. 93
Applicant Screening and Employee Socializationp. 97
Objectivesp. 97
Legal Guidelinesp. 98
Federal Legislationp. 98
U.S. Supreme Court Decisionsp. 99
EEO, AA, and Quotasp. 102
Diversityp. 102
Sexual Harassmentp. 103
Screening Methodsp. 104
Resumes and Applicationsp. 104
Interviewp. 105
Testsp. 106
Background Investigationsp. 108
Employee Socializationp. 112
Loss Prevention Orientation for New Employeesp. 113
Employee Trainingp. 113
Planning Trainingp. 113
Learning Principlesp. 115
Wasted Trainingp. 116
Examples Set by Superiorsp. 116
Employee Needsp. 117
Internal Threats and Countermeasuresp. 123
Objectivesp. 123
Internal Theftp. 124
How Serious Is the Problem?p. 124
Why Do Employees Steal?p. 126
How Do Employees Steal?p. 128
Possible Indicators of Theftp. 129
Management Countermeasuresp. 129
Strategiesp. 130
Physical Security Countermeasuresp. 135
Access Controlsp. 135
Locks and Keysp. 140
Intrusion Alarm Systemsp. 149
Interior Sensorsp. 149
Closed-Circuit Televisionp. 154
Security Officersp. 158
Safes, Vaults, and File Cabinetsp. 158
External Threats and Countermeasuresp. 165
Objectivesp. 165
Methods of Unauthorized Entryp. 166
Countermeasuresp. 166
Construction and Environmental Security Designp. 167
Perimeter Securityp. 168
Barriersp. 169
Windowsp. 172
Doorsp. 176
Intrusion Alarm Systemsp. 178
CCTVp. 185
Lightingp. 186
Parking Lot and Vehicle Controlsp. 190
Security Officersp. 191
Communications and the Control Centerp. 195
Protective Dogsp. 196
The Aura of Loss Preventionp. 197
Additional Strategiesp. 198
Services and Devices: Methods Toward Wise Purchasing Decisionsp. 201
Objectivesp. 201
The Dangers of Purchasingp. 202
Purchasing Servicesp. 204
Contract Security Officersp. 204
Contract Undercover Investigatorsp. 206
Consultantsp. 207
Certified Protection Professionalp. 208
Purchasing or Leasing Security Devicesp. 210
Acquiring an Alarm Systemp. 210
Leasingp. 210
Installationp. 211
Maintenancep. 212
Purchaser's Checklistp. 213
Questions to Ask Before Purchasing a Security Devicep. 213
Investigationsp. 217
Objectivesp. 217
Types of Investigationsp. 218
Proprietary and Contract Investigationsp. 219
Private and Public Investigationsp. 220
Overt and Undercover Private Investigationsp. 221
Investigator and Auditorp. 224
Important Considerationsp. 225
Lawp. 226
Interviewing and Interrogationp. 227
Information Sourcesp. 231
Databases and Electronic Mailp. 232
Legal Restrictions When Collecting Informationp. 233
Investigative Leadsp. 234
Surveillancep. 235
Information Accuracyp. 236
Report Writingp. 237
Courtroom Testimonyp. 238
Accounting, Accountability, and Auditing: Keys to Survivalp. 245
Objectivesp. 245
Accountingp. 246
Accountabilityp. 247
Evidence Collection and Presentationp. 250
Cashier Operationsp. 250
Purchasingp. 250
Shippingp. 253
Inventoryp. 254
Auditingp. 255
Certified Public Accountantsp. 256
Fraudp. 258
Loss Prevention Auditingp. 259
Computerizationp. 260
Fires and Other Disastersp. 263
Objectivesp. 263
The Problem Posed by Firep. 263
Private Organizations Involved in Fire Safetyp. 263
Fire Department Prevention Effortsp. 265
Fire Prevention and Fire Suppression Strategiesp. 267
Fire Prevention Strategiesp. 268
Fire Suppression Strategiesp. 272
Integrating Fire and Security Systemsp. 282
Other Disastersp. 283
Constructed Disastersp. 283
Natural Disastersp. 287
Emergency Planning and Disaster Recoveryp. 289
Federal Emergency Management Agencyp. 290
Safetyp. 293
Objectivesp. 293
Accident Statistics and Costsp. 293
Hazardsp. 295
History of Safety Legislationp. 295
Workers' Compensationp. 296
The Development of OSHAp. 297
Objectives of OSHAp. 298
The Act's Jurisdictionp. 298
OSHA Standardsp. 298
OSHA Record Keeping and Reportingp. 300
Additional OSHA Employer Responsibilitiesp. 301
OSHA Inspectionsp. 302
OSHA: Criticism and Controversyp. 303
OSHA's Role in Loss Preventionp. 304
Assistance with Problemsp. 304
Safety Strategiesp. 305
Socializationp. 306
Safety and Health Committeep. 306
Incentive Programsp. 307
Investigationsp. 307
Additional Safety Measuresp. 309
Risk Management and Insurancep. 313
Objectivesp. 313
Risk Managementp. 313
The Role of the Risk Managerp. 314
Insurancep. 316
Crime Insurance and Bondsp. 317
Fire Insurancep. 320
Property and Liability Insurancep. 321
Claimsp. 322
Claims for Crime Lossesp. 326
Specialized Problems in Loss Preventionp. 331
Retail Loss Preventionp. 333
Objectivesp. 333
Shrinkagep. 333
Personnel Problems in Retailingp. 334
Internal Loss Prevention Strategiesp. 335
Preventing Losses at the Checkout Countersp. 337
Refunds and Repair Servicep. 338
Bad Checks and Credit Card Lossesp. 340
Checks: Types and Irregularitiesp. 341
Creditp. 344
Counterfeitingp. 345
Shopliftingp. 346
Kinds of Shoplifters: Understanding Motivational Factorsp. 346
Shoplifting Techniquesp. 348
Prevention and Reduction of Shoplifting Through Peoplep. 349
Prevention and Reduction of Shoplifting Through Devicesp. 352
Confronting the Shoplifterp. 358
Robbery and Burglaryp. 363
Robbery Countermeasuresp. 363
Burglary Countermeasuresp. 365
Shopping Mall Strategiesp. 366
Loss Prevention at Select Facilitiesp. 369
Objectivesp. 369
Computer Facilitiesp. 369
Losses from Errorsp. 370
Losses from Criminal Actsp. 371
Strategies to Combat Computer Crimep. 374
Defense Against Losses from Fire and Other Disastersp. 378
Nuclear Facilitiesp. 380
Nuclear Securityp. 381
Transportation of Fuel and Wastep. 384
Fire and Safetyp. 384
Department of Defense Required Securityp. 384
Loss Prevention at Select Institutionsp. 389
Objectivesp. 389
Educational Institutionsp. 389
Problems and Losses at Educational Institutionsp. 390
Countermeasuresp. 390
School Districtsp. 391
Colleges and Universitiesp. 393
Fire Protection at Educational Institutionsp. 395
Health-Care Institutionsp. 396
Strategies for Health-Care Institutionsp. 397
Fire and Other Disastersp. 403
Banks and Financial Institutionsp. 405
The Bank Protection Act of 1968p. 405
Other Legislation Affecting Bankingp. 407
Robberyp. 407
Kidnapping and Extortionp. 408
Embezzlement and Fraudp. 408
Automatic Teller Machinesp. 409
Crime Follows Technologyp. 409
Government Institutionsp. 410
Topics of Concernp. 415
Objectivesp. 415
Protection of Sensitive Informationp. 415
Corporate Intelligence Gathering: Putting It in Perspectivep. 416
Espionage Techniquesp. 418
Countermeasuresp. 419
Communications Securityp. 422
Electronic Surveillance and Wiretappingp. 423
Countermeasuresp. 424
Terrorismp. 427
Countermeasuresp. 428
Executive Protectionp. 430
Planningp. 430
Education and Trainingp. 431
General Protection Strategiesp. 431
If Abduction Occursp. 435
Substance Abusep. 436
Causesp. 437
Countermeasuresp. 437
Alcoholismp. 439
Types of Substances and Abusep. 440
Workplace Violencep. 442
Your Future in Security and Loss Preventionp. 447
Objectivesp. 447
Effects of Technology on Loss Preventionp. 447
Computers and Loss Preventionp. 447
Automatic Factory and Robotsp. 448
Research in Behavioral Sciences and Loss Preventionp. 449
Behavior Controlp. 450
Civil Libertiesp. 450
Educationp. 450
Loss Prevention Education: Today and Tomorrowp. 451
Academic Researchp. 451
Trainingp. 453
Trends Affecting Security and Loss Preventionp. 453
Employmentp. 457
Sources of Employment Informationp. 459
Career Advicep. 460
Indexp. 465
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