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 security
- Presentation of theories and models for a reasoned approach to decision making
- Strategic and tactical support for corporate leaders handling security challenges
- Methodologies for protecting national assets in government and private sectors
- Exploration of security's emerging body of knowledge across domains
1. Concept of Security 2. Security Risk Management 3. Security Management 4. Business Continuity Management 5. Physical Security 6. Security Detection 7. Knowledge Management 8. Intelligence Led Security 9. Built Environments 10. Homeland Security 11. Future Directions
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.
Brooks, David J
David J Brooks, PhD, is Senior Lecturer and research leader at Edith Cowan University,
Australia, teaching and researching Security Science. Dr. Brooks specializes in security
knowledge structure, security risk management and security technology. Past positions include
the Australian Defence Force West Australian Infrastructure Plant Contract Manager, Senior
Security Consultant with AMLEC House consulting group and others, and military service in the
Royal Air Force, Air Defence group. Current research involves developing the theory of entropic
security decay, defeat testing of security technology, use of resilience as an aid to National
Security Vetting and Building Management System vulnerabilities.