Security Management: An Introduction (2nd Edition)

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For courses in security management. This text provides a comprehensive overview of the multi-faceted, global, and interdisciplinary field of security management. It features numerous examples and case studies specific to security management, identifies over twenty specific security applications and examines the issues encountered within those areas.

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Security Management: An Introduction, Second Edition, opens the door to a twenty-first century view of security and addresses asset protection operations and management in the post 9/11 era. It utilizes a unique approach as it presents management strategies for loss prevention as well as an overview of the security field. This book is comprehensive, highlighting the multitude of security-related subjects while avoiding unnecessary discussion. It balances the business and legal orientations of security management and it discusses security from the public as well as the private perspectives.

This book also 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 book also incorporates the findings of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) International Academic/Practitioner Symposia.

This book may be used as a text in security management, criminal justice, or business courses or as a reference for security managers. Those pursuing an ASIS International Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation will discover that this book is a must read when preparing for the CPP exam.

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 and security 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 the San Diego suburb of El Cajon, California. He also holds teaching positions at California State University-San Marcos, The Union Institute and University, and Webster University in San Diego.

Dr. Ortmeier is the author of Public Safety and Security Administration and Policing in the Community: A Guide for Patrol Operations as well as several articles appearing in journals such as Police Chief, The Law Enforcement Executive Forum, California Security, Police and Security News, and Security Management. With Edwin Meese III, former attorney general of the United States, Dr. Ortmeier co-authored Leadership, Ethics, and Policing: Challenges for the 21st century. Dr. Ortmeier's publications focus 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 homeland defense and the development of leadership skills and career education pathways for public safety and security professionals.

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