Security Management: An Introduction

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For courses in Introduction to Security, Business, Security Management, or Criminal Justice.

This student-affordable, unique text provides a comprehensive overview of the multi-faceted, global, and interdisciplinary field of security management. It features numerous examples and case situations specific to security management, identifies over twenty specific security applications, and examines the issues encountered within those areas. Text may also be used as a reference for security and loss prevention management and other protection personnel.

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Security Management: An Introduction offers a fresh look into the world of security management. It addresses the nature, scope and history of security services, the essential elements of security, types of security organizations, regulation and professionalism, the impact of economic and social globalization, and the future of security management. The text: identifies criminal as well as non-criminal threats to individuals and organizations; confronts the legal issues associated with security management; outlines the process of risk management as well as security planning and program administration; and examines the security management triad of physical, personnel and information security. Investigations, criminal and business intelligence operations, reporting, and over 20 identifiable security environments, applications, and services in specific settings are discussed.

The text utilizes a unique approach as it presents management strategies for loss prevention as well as an overview of the security field. It incorporates the findings of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)/Webster University Education Symposium as well as the proceedings of the 1998 and 1999 ASIS Academic/Practitioner Symposiums. Although the ASIS symposium products are still works in progress, Security Management: An Introduction addresses and makes reference to the topics outlined in the 1998 ASIS recommendations for introduction to security courses for business students. This book may be used as a text in security management, criminal justice, or business courses or as a reference for security managers. Practitioners within specific security venues can use the book to familiarize themselves with other applications in the security industry.

About the Author:

Dr. Ortmeier holds bachelors and masters degrees in Criminal Justice and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Public Safety Training and Development. He is a U.S. Army veteran, a former police officer, a former vice president of United Security Systems, Incorporated, and he served as the coordinator of a criminal justice program at a midwestern college for 10 years. Dr. Ortmeier developed and implemented numerous courses and degree programs in law enforcement, corrections, security management, and public safety.

Currently, Dr. Ortmeier is the coordinator of the Administration of Justice Program at Grossmont College in El Cajon, California. He also holds teaching positions at California State University-San Marcos, The Union Institute, and Webster University in San Diego.

Dr. Ortmeier is the author of Public Safety and Security Administration and Policing the Community: A Guide for Patrol Operations as well as several articles appearing in journals such as Police Chief, California Security, Police and Security News, and Security Management. His writing focuses on police field services, security operations, professional career education, management, leadership, and competency development for public safety personnel.

Dr. Ortmeier is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the California Association of Administration of Justice Educators, the American Society for Industrial Security, and the American Society for Law Enforcement Training. His current interests include the development of leadership skills and career education pathways for law enforcement and security professionals.

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