Issues in Security Management

  • ID: 1767149
  • Book
  • 208 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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This is a truly unique collection of 39 articles written by authorities or based on authoritative research. It goes beyond locks, lighting, and alarms to offer provocative viewpoints on a variety of security topics.

Contributors to this book are knowledgeable and practical individuals who are aware of the impact of their work on society. They have extensive and specialized experience in their respective sectors including corporate, retail, college, hospital, art gallery, and within the community at large. They are knowledgeable about technical and legal aspects of CCTV, electronic counter-intelligence, computers, fire safety, violent employees, terrorism and the future of policing. In addition, they are concerned about the right to privacy, the influence of gambling on employee theft, privatization of correctional services, the place of women in security work, security audit anxiety, and crime control/prevention.

The book looks beyond everyday applications and routines to an understanding of the social significance of careers in security. It will be of interest to practitioners in all sectors as well as students at all levels.

  • Goes beyond the usual nuts and bolts security book
  • An important, horizon-broadening supplement to the basic texts
  • Appeals to everybody in the security field from students to practitioners
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Section 1: Crime Prevention
Does the Security Industry Help Society? - Hastings
Should Store Owners Be Arrested? - Davenport and Wilson
Is the Industry Protecting the Public? - Davenport and Reid

Section 2: Security Personnel
Keeping CCTV Watchers Alert
Fletcher
Women in the Security Industry
Erickson and Stewart
"Coach" is better than "Security Supervisor" - Squarebriggs
Skill-Based Compensation Programs
Weaver

Section 3: Designing for Security
Targeted Crime Prevention Holds Promise
Saville
Good Security Can Be Built In
Thom

Section 4: CCTV's Role
Fighting Crime with Cameras
Kruegle
CCTV is a Corporate Responsibility
Fletcher
Failing to Deliver Security Can Cost
Goldstein

Section 5: Planning A Program
Designing Protection systems
McNaughton
Security on the Corporate Agenda
Basse and Banks
Facility Managers Stress Security
Hess
Outsourcing Security Services Works
Aubry

Section 6: Investigations
A Proactive Security Function
Morris
Internal Theft or Professional Attack? - Vikanes
Company Investigations are Different
Campbell
Managing Documentary Evidence
Ehlers
How to Survive Audit Anxiety
McNaughton

Section 7: Industrial Espionage
Spying Still Thrives
Ralph
Have You Been Victimized Yet? - Hough

Section 8: Workplace Responsibilities
Dealing with a Violent Employee
Ray
Investigating Harassment
Ray

Section 9: Retail Loss Prevention
More Lucrative Than Bank Robbery! - McDermott
Video Gambling and Employee Theft
Baker
Combating Shoptheft with EAS
Parson

Section 10: Healthcare Security
Challenges of the 21st Century
Michelman
National Standards Are Needed
McNaughton
Protecting Newborns from Abduction
Hanna

Section 11: Campus Security
How Safe are Universities?- Seagrave
Crime Control or Loss Prevention? - Micucci

Section 12: Protecting Art Treasures
Proactive Security is Called For
Hough

Section 13: Understanding Gangs
Gang Crime Is not Inevitable
Copple
Organized Crime Asian style
McDermott

Section 14: Fire Prevention
European Clues to Fire Protection
Robinson
Successful Fire Alarm Commissioning
Price

Section 15: Computer Insecurity
The Perils of E-mail
Skinulis
Afterword: Privatization of Services
Robinson
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