Security 101

An Introduction To the Private Security Industry

Second Edition

by Joseph Jaksa

Forthcoming October 2023

Tags: Computer Crime/Cybercrime, Homeland Security, Legal Issues

ISBN 978-1-5310-2524-3
eISBN 978-1-5310-2525-0

The concept of security and securing one's property and possessions dates back to the early centuries of mankind. Identified as a basic human need, we have an intrinsic desire to protect our self and our property. Today, in the United States, the private security industry is the largest employer in the criminal justice system. The modern-day protection of lives and property includes security personnel, equipment, policies, procedures, and laws. These protective methods are implemented in residential and business communities.

The content of this book provides general security concepts, information, and examples intended for college and university students enrolled in an entry-level or introductory security class or those seeking a professional career in security management. The book covers relevant theories and practices and offer topics for research and discussion questions combining both academic theories and current security industry challenges relevant to this complex sector of the criminal justice system.

As the private security sector continues to protect lives and property, the industry must focus to remember lessons from the past while adapting to the future. With this in mind, the following additions have been made to the second edition of this book:

  • Updated governmental statistics.
  • Additional analysis from noted industry professionals.
  • Revised policies and practices from security industry and governmental sources.
  • Current events and trends impacting the private security sector.
  • A new chapter addressing the security industry's role in the ongoing battle against terrorism.
  • Revised and updated test bank and Power Point slides.

Comp Copy If you are a professor teaching in this field you may request a complimentary copy.