Principles of Security Management

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This book makes an accessible introduction to contemporary management theories and concepts applied to private security. Incorporating the latest business and social science research, and illustrated throughout with case studies written by experienced security professionals, the book provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to be an effective security manager in the 21st century. Detailed coverage includes the topics of leadership & supervision, planning and decision making, recruitment and selection, training, motivation, performance appraisal, discipline and discharge, labor relations, budgeting and scheduling. For managers and leaders in the private security industry, and for human resource personnel.

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By combining contemporary information from current social science and business literature, Principles of Security Management offers both students and practicing security managers a comprehensive look at security administration. Each chapter of this book is devoted to a specific aspect of effective management, ranging from leadership and effective supervision to recruitment and selection of employees, training, performance appraisal, and other issues including labor relations and the future of the private security industry. These and other chapters in the text are discussed with the assumption that practical, in-depth knowledge is as important as theoretical knowledge.

Other highlights include:
  • Discussion of the history and current state of security and management principles
  • The diverse roles and responsibilities of the supervisor
  • How to motivate security employees to maximize their potential and contribution to the organization
  • The history of unions and unionization in the United States, the grievance administration process, and security's role during strikes
  • An analysis of the budgeting process
  • And much more!

About the Author:

Brian R. Johnson is an associate professor in the School of Criminal justice at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He received his Ph.D. in the social sciences from Michigan State University in 1998. He also holds an MLIR in industrial relations and human resource management and an MS in criminal justice from Michigan State University. He received his BA from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. His primary areas of interest are organizational and legal issues in private security and law enforcement. Johnson has served as a trainer and consultant to a number of private security organizations, has worked in proprietary and contract security organizations, and is the author of several articles and publications in the field of private security and law enforcement. He is also a member of the American Society for Industrial Security.

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