Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention, 2d ed.Handbook
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Recently, I met with a security director of a local corporation. During our conversation, he spoke about the significant changes made to enhance the corporation's level of security and said more changes were anticipated.
At that point, I offered him the use of any reference materials from my library of security-related materials. While thanking me for the kind offer, he declined, stating that he had what he referred to as his security bible. He then reached into the bottom drawer A person who orders a bank to withdraw money from an account to pay a designated person a specific sum according to the term of a bill, a check, or a draft. An individual who writes and signs a Commercial Paper, thereby becoming obligated under its terms. of his desk and produced a copy of the first edition of Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention by Lawrence Lawrence.
1 City (1990 pop. 26,763), Marion co., central Ind., a residential suburb of Indianapolis, on the West Fork of the White River. It has light manufacturing.
2 City (1990 pop. 65,608), seat of Douglas co., NE Kans. J. Fennelly.
Clearly, this first edition of the handbook was a great asset for this security director. However, since I have reviewed the recently published second edition, I must highly recommend it not only to my colleague but also to other security professionals who desire a current and comprehensive security handbook.
The handbook, which has been expanded, updated, and revised, offers something not often found in a security publication. It contains a number of chapters covering every conceivable con·ceive
v. con·ceived, con·ceiv·ing, con·ceives
1. To become pregnant with (offspring).
2. aspect of security, written by a variety of contributors who are highly regarded and esteemed es·teem
tr.v. es·teemed, es·teem·ing, es·teems
1. To regard with respect; prize. See Synonyms at appreciate.
2. To regard as; consider: esteemed it an honor to help them. in the industry.
The preface pref·ace
a. A preliminary statement or essay introducing a book that explains its scope, intention, or background and is usually written by the author.
b. An introductory section, as of a speech.
2. states, "The intent of the Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention is to provide the security professional with a single-volume reference where practical information on a large number of topics is readily accessible." Fennelly has succeeded in this effort.
The handbook has been divided into six parts that address four critical areas of security management: methods, operations and equipment, applications, and management. Part one highlights the history and principles of crime prevention and security. Unlike most texts, this section is quite comprehensive and not only provides a historical perspective but also addresses current and future trends.
Part two contains a variety of chapters that address loss and crime prevention methods. Various topics are examined, such as environmental design, security surveys, fire and safety protection, applicant screening, and executive protection planning.
Part three concentrates on security operations and equipment. Its nine chapters more than adequately cover this important topic. Subjects such as closed-circuit television closed-circuit television
a television system used within a limited area such as a building
Noun 1. closed-circuit television , access control, security lighting, safes and vaults, and others are discussed at length.
Part four addresses security and crime prevention applications. This section breaks down applications into a variety of settings including retail, transportation, bank, computer, campus, and hospital security.
Part five is dedicated to loss and crime prevention. This topic is well examined with eight chapters written by a variety of contributors. Topics such as managing the organization; planning, management, and evaluation; crime analysis and crime prevention; budgeting; and other equally important topics are studied at length.
Part six discusses security in the future. I found this chapter to be not only informative but also realistic. As noted by J. K. Barefoot bare·foot also bare·foot·ed
adv. & adj.
With nothing on the feet: walking barefoot in the grass; a barefoot boy. and D. Maxwell, contributors to this section, "Any professional must stay up-to-date in the changes and trends in the dynamic private security industry." As a security practitioner, I fully support this statement.
Fennelly's Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention, Second Edition will greatly assist security professionals in their pursuit to maintain an updated perspective on the industry. Since I received the handbook for review, I have already referred to it on a number of occasions for the latest information on a variety of topics. I have yet to be disappointed in what I have read. Fennelly has done a superb job of pulling together a wealth of information on many timely topics and breaking it down into 38 comprehensive chapters.
Clearly this book will stand out as a premier security management publication for many years. Readers will certainly benefit from the knowledge imparted by the many recognized security professionals who have contributed to the handbook.
Author: Lawrence J. Fennelly Publisher: Butterworths, Stoneham, $69.95 Reviewer re·view·er
One who reviews, especially one who writes critical reviews, as for a newspaper or magazine.
a person who writes reviews of books, films, etc.
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