Security and Loss Prevention

Security and Loss Prevention : An Introduction

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Security and Loss Prevention, Fifth Edition, encompasses the breadth and depth of considerations involved in implementing general loss prevention concepts and security programs within an organization.

It presents proven strategies to prevent and reduce incidents of loss due to legal issues, theft and other crimes, fire, accidental or intentional harm from employees as well as the many ramifications of corporate mismanagement. It contains a brand new terrorism chapter, along with coverage on background investigations, protection of sensitive information, internal threats, and considerations at select facilities (nuclear, DoD, government and federal). Author Philip Purpura once again demonstrates why students and professionals alike rely on this best-selling text as a timely, reliable resource.

This book is an ideal resource for criminal justice and security academic programs, physical security professionals, retail security professionals, security managers, security consultants, law enforcement professionals, investigations professionals, risk and contingency planning professionals.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 600 pages
  • 190.5 x 261.62 x 43.18mm | 1,428.81g
  • Butterworth-Heinemann Inc
  • Woburn, United States
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 0123725259
  • 9780123725257
  • 1,394,584

Review quote

The first edition of the work has been called:
"An example of true expertise...a well-regarded textbook that has been updated with a post-9-11 perspective."-SECURITY MANAGEMENT

"...an outstanding introduction to loss prevention concepts and security management implementation."-CRIME & JUSTICE INTERNATIONAL
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About Philip P. Purpura

Philip P. Purpura has been a criminal justice educator for more than 20 years. He has directed criminal justice, security, and paralegal programs, and has practical experience as a security consultant, expert witness, security manager, corporate investigator, and police officer. Mr. Purpura is the author of several other textbooks and numerous articles published in newsletters, magazines, and journals.
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Table of contents

Part I Introduction to Security and Loss Prevention
1 The History of Security and Loss Prevention: A Critical Perspective
2 The Business, Careers, and Challenges of Security and Loss Prevention
Part II Reducing the Problem of Loss
3 Foundations of Security and Loss Prevention
4 Law
5 Internal and External Relations
6 Applicant Screening and Employee Socialization
7 Internal Threats and Countermeasures
8 External Threats and Countermeasures
9 Services and Systems: Methods Toward Wise Purchasing Decisions
10 Investigations
11 Accounting, Accountability, and Auditing
12 Risk Management, Business Continuity, and Emergency Management
13 Life Safety, Fire Protection, and Emergencies
14 Safety in the Workplace
PART III Special Problems and Countermeasures
15 Terrorism and Homeland Security
16 Protecting Critical Infrastructures, Key Assets, and Borders
17 Loss Prevention at Businesses and Institutions
18 Topics of Concern
19 Your Future in Security and Loss Prevention
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Review Text

The first edition of the work has been called:
"An example of true expertise...a well-regarded textbook that has been updated with a post-9-11 perspective."--Security Management
"An outstanding introduction to loss prevention concepts and security management implementation."--Crime & Justice International The first edition of the work has been called:
"An example of true expertise...a well-regarded textbook that has been updated with a post-9-11 perspective."--Security Management
"An outstanding introduction to loss prevention concepts and security management implementation."--Crime & Justice International
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