From the Files of a Security Expert Witness guides the reader through the experience of testifying in court on security issues in civil litigation. Written by one of the security profession's best-known expert witnesses, the book explores 36 cases that reflect the high drama of true crime, including kidnapping, rape, and murder. Many of these cases led to premises liability lawsuits based on claims of negligence, inadequate security, false arrest and imprisonment, excessive use of force, and others. Effective security specialists, whether or not they are considering becoming expert witnesses, should be familiar with the facts of these cases, their theories of liability and theories of defense.
Encompassing aspects of criminal and tort law, all within the context of forensic security consulting, this book offers valuable insights from an experienced security professional.
- Understand the role of a security expert witness through his involvement in actual civil lawsuits driven by criminal acts
- Explore the expert witness's role in liability litigation, from forming opinions to being able to intelligently present beliefs to the legal community as well as to juries
- Learn practical, in-depth guidelines for becoming an expert witness through the firsthand experiences of a court-recognized authority
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Chapter 1 Greene v. Holy Spirit Hospital
Chapter 2 Yamamoto v. Harbor View Homeowners Association
Chapter 3 Fisk v. Silver Mine Hotel and Casino
Chapter 4 Marcello v. Queen of Clubs
Chapter 5 Chatalet, et al. v. FantasyForest, Inc.
Chapter 6 McCortney v. Sky-high Casino
Chapter 7 Crane v. Major Stores, Inc.
Chapter 8 White v. Mid-American Inns
Chapter 9 McCall v. Giant Stores
Chapter 10 A Summarization of Cases Based on the Theory of Liability, False Arrest/False Imprisonment, and/or Excessive Use of Force
Chapter 11 A Summarization of Cases Predicated on Negligence as the Theory of Liability
Chapter 12 A Summarization of Cases Based on Inadequate Security and/or Breach of Duty as the
Theory of Liability
Chapter 13 A Summarization of Lawsuits that Were Rejected or Failed for Unusual Reasons
Appendix A Fair Warning: Avoid Victimization
Charles A. Sennewald
Independent security management consultant, expert witness, and author, internationally based
Charles "Chuck Sennewald CSC, CPP, is an independent security management consultant and expert witness and the author of numerous Butterworth-Heinemann titles, including "Effective Security Management"; "Security Consulting"; "Retail Crime, Security and Loss Prevention: An Encyclopedic Reference;" "From the Files of a Security Expert Witness"; and earlier editions of this book "The Process of Investigation." Chuck is a graduate of California State University - Los Angeles with a BS degree in Police Science and Administration. Chuck is also the founder and first president of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC), and is a long-time member of ASIS International. He has lectured and is read in countries around the globe.