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For courses in Introduction to Security and Introduction to Security Management


A unique, all-in-one guide to the basics of security operations and the management of security personnel and organizations
Comprehensive in scope, Introduction to Security: Operations and Management balances introductory protection concepts with security management practices to provide a detailed understanding of the private security industry and its diverse roles and functions in the 21st century. Written in an easy-to-understand, logical manner, and filled with contemporary examples, the book includes Security Spotlights that raise practical security issues and questions, web links to security-related Internet sites for further exploration of topics, a review of career opportunities in security, and a number of pedagogical aids to ensure mastery of the information–including key concepts and terms, margin definitions, discussion questions and exercises, Your Turn application-based assignments, a comprehensive glossary, and a reference index. The Fifth Edition has been completely updated throughout, reorganized for continuity and coherence, and provides a national/international perspective.

Table of contents

PART 1: INTRODUCTION: SECURITY’S ROLE IN SOCIETY
1. History & Evolution of Private Security
2. The Role of Security: Managing Threats to Safety & Security
3. Legal Aspects of Security
PART 2: SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS
4. Physical Security
5. Personnel Security
6. Information Security
PART 3: SECURITY SECTORS
7. Institutional Security
8. Commercial, Industrial & Business Security
9. Homeland Security
PART 4: SECURITY MANAGEMENT

10. The Management & Leadership of Security Organizations
11. The Management of People & Organizations
12. Managing Risk: Risk Assessment & Security Surveys
PART 5: TRENDS & CHALLENGES
13. Security in an International Perspective
14. The Future

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