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Overview

This uniquely practical introduction to private security emphasizes professionalism and ethics and demonstrates how public law enforcement and private security work in tandem to solve problems and protect both individuals and businesses. INTRODUCTION TO PRIVATE SECURITY focuses on practical, real-world concepts and applications and includes detailed coverage of everything from industry background and related law to premise, retail, business, employment, and information/computer security as well as investigation, surveillance, and even homeland security. Throughout, the emphasis is on providing students with a clear sense of the numerous career opportunities available in this rapidly expanding field – including real-world insight on how to get a job in private security, concrete information on the skills needed, and succinct overviews of day-to-day job responsibilities.

John Dempsey, State University of NY - Empire College

John S. Dempsey was a member of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) for 24 years. He served in the ranks of police officer, detective, sergeant, lieutenant, and captain. His primary assignments were patrol and investigations. He received seven citations from the Department for meritorious and excellent police duty. After retiring from the NYPD, Professor Dempsey served on the faculty of Suffolk County Community College, where he won the college's prestigious "Who Made a Difference Award" for his teaching and work with students, until 2003. Currently, Professor Dempsey serves at the State University of New York ¿ Empire College, where he teaches criminal justice and public administration courses and mentors ranking members of law enforcement and criminal justice agencies. He is also the author of INTRODUCTION TO POLICING, Fourth Edition (Wadsworth, 2008) and is married with four children and four grandchildren.
  • INTRODUCTION TO PRIVATE SECURITY offers new "Ethics in Security" boxes, enhancing the book's real-world orientation by spotlighting codes of ethics and related materials from ASIS, NASCO, TSA, Guardsmark, NAPPS, and other national agencies, organizations, and corporations that students will likely interact or affiliate with on the job.
  • In response to user feedback, the 2nd Edition features a dramatic expansion of physical security with the addition of an all-new chapter that covers retail and convenience stores, fast food restaurants, shopping centers, industrial facilities, public/private utilities, hotels, banks, and entertainment facilities.
  • The updated text includes expanded coverage of exciting technology-related security and issues – biometrics and surveillance, cyberstalking, fingerprinting and electronic monitoring, fraud, cybercrime, computer viruses, and data security.
  • INTRODUCTION TO PRIVATE SECURITY provides "You Are There" features that take students back to the past, placing them in the center of a historical event to review the fact pattern in a particular case or to gain a firsthand sense of significant developments.
  • The book's unique real-world orientation is heightened through "Jobs in Security" boxes that spotlight actual employment positions in the private security industry as well as "Private Security Connections" boxes that offer information on private organizations, associations, and resources.
  • To help students master the material, chapter-opening objectives are included and linked to bulleted end-of-chapter summaries and are followed by a wealth of review and practice materials like learning checks, application exercises, and Internet activities.
Part I: PRIVATE SECURITY HISTORY, BUSINESS, AND CONCEPTS.
1. The History and Professionalization of Private Security.
2. The Business of the Private Security Industry.
3. Private Security Concepts, Tools, and Systems Integration or Convergence.
4. Private Security Law.
Part II: PRIVATE SECURITY CATEGORIES.
5. Premise Security.
6. Retail Security and Loss Prevention.
7. Personal Security.
8. Employment-related Security.
9. Information and Computer Security.
Part III: PRIVATE SECURITY OPERATIONS.
10. Investigative Security.
11. Surveillance and Undercover Operations.
12. Public and Private Partnerships for Security.
13. Homeland Security.

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  • ISBN-10: 113333461X
  • ISBN-13: 9781133334613
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  • ISBN-10: 0495809853
  • ISBN-13: 9780495809852
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  • RETAIL $160.95

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Instructor's Manual with Test Bank

ISBN: 9780495812715
The manual includes learning objectives, key terms, a detailed chapter outline, a chapter summary, discussion topics, student activities, media suggestions, and a test bank. Each chapter's test bank contains questions in multiple-choice, true false, fill-in-the-blank, and essay formats, with a full answer key. The test bank is coded to the learning objectives that appear in the main text, and includes the page numbers in the main text where the answers can be found.

eBank PowerPoint® Slides

ISBN: 9780495812722
These handy Microsoft PowerPoint slides, which outline the chapters of the main text in a classroom-ready presentation, will help you in making your lectures engaging and in reaching your visually oriented students. The presentations are available for download on the password-protected website and can also be obtained by e-mailing your local Cengage Learning representative.

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FOR STUDENTS

Introduction to Private Security

ISBN: 9780495809852
PRIVATE SECURITY focuses on practical, real-world concepts and applications and includes detailed coverage of everything from industry background and related law to premise, retail, business, employment, and information/computer security as well as investigation, surveillance, and even homeland security. Throughout, the emphasis is on giving readers a clear sense of the numerous career opportunities available in this rapidly expanding field – including real-world insight on how to get a job in private security, concrete information on the skills needed, and succinct overviews of day-to-day job responsibilities.

Cengage Learning eBook, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9780538496971
CL-eBook allows students to access Cengage Learning textbooks in an easy-to-use online format. Highlight, take notes, bookmark, search your text, and, in some titles, link directly into multimedia: CL-eBook combines the best aspects of paper books and ebooks in one package.