Security and Loss Prevention

Security and Loss Prevention : An Introduction

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The sixth edition of Security and Loss Prevention continues the tradition of providing introductory and advanced coverage of the body of knowledge of the security profession. To bridge theory to practice is the book's backbone, and Philip Purpura continues this strong effort with new sidebars and text boxes presenting actual security challenges from real-life situations.

Globally recognized and on the ASIS International Certified Protection Professional reading list, the sixth edition of Security and Loss Prevention enhances its position in the market as a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, and up-to-date treatment of the area, connecting the public and private sector and the worlds of physical security and technological security. Purpura once again demonstrates why students and professionals alike rely on this best-selling text as a timely, reliable resource encompassing the breadth and depth of considerations involved when implementing general loss prevention concepts and security programs within an organization.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 728 pages
  • 193.04 x 236.22 x 43.18mm | 1,564.89g
  • Butterworth-Heinemann Inc
  • Woburn, United States
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • 0123878462
  • 9780123878465

Table of contents

Part I Introduction to Security and Loss Prevention

Chapter 1 The History of Security and Loss Prevention: A Critical Perspective

Chapter 2 The Business, Careers, and Challenges of Security and Loss Prevention

Part II Reducing the Problem of Loss

Chapter 3 Foundations of Security and Loss Prevention

Chapter 4 Law

Chapter 5 Internal and External Relations

Chapter 6 Applicant Screening and Employee Socialization

Chapter 7 Internal Threats and Countermeasures

Chapter 8 External Threats and Countermeasures

Chapter 9 Services and Systems: Methods Toward Wise Purchasing Decisions

Chapter 10 Investigations

Chapter 11 Accounting, Accountability, and Auditing

Chapter 12 Risk Management, Business Continuity, and Emergency Management

Chapter 13 Life Safety, Fire Protection, and Emergencies

Chapter 14 Safety in the Workplace

Part III Special Problems and Countermeasures

Chapter 15 Terrorism and Homeland Security

Chapter 16 Protecting Critical Infrastructures, Key Assets, and Borders

Chapter 17 Loss Prevention at Businesses and Institutions

Chapter 18 Topics of Concern

Chapter 19 Your Future in Security and Loss Prevention
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Review quote

"The sixth edition of this comprehensive resource for the security professional has been updated to be even more now includes more topics related to the quickly moving field of information technology...a model overview of the security industry and a solid and reliable reference." and in ASIS Dynamics, May/June 2014 "The sixth edition of this best-selling book continues the tradition of providing introductory and advanced coverage of the security profession for both students and professionals...Globally recognized and on the ASIS International Certified Protection Professional reading list, the new edition contains updates on security and loss prevention research and methods as well as an all-new focus on recent these apply to security and loss prevention."--SecurityPark online, December 16, 2013
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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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