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The Handbook of Security [Hardcover]

Professor Martin Gill
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5 July 2006
The Handbook of Security is essential reading for all those engaged with the security world. It is unquestionably the most up-to-date volume of its kind ever produced, collating the best research available for the security academic and professional. The book is designed for those needing to familiarize themselves with the vast body of knowledge in this subject area. The book is divided into five parts. It begins with the study of security as a discipline, assessing the contribution made by different subject areas to the study of security. The second part looks as crime in organizations, analyzing crime types that most impact upon business. The third part analyzes the various sub-sectors of security. A section on management issues precedes the final section looking at a range of issues that impact on security.

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  • Hardcover: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (5 July 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230006809
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230006805
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 509,848 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Some books, besides being hailed for their content, deserve honour just for the achievement of being there between two covers. Prof Martin Gill's collection The Handbook of Security is one of those books... If a security manager who seeks some academic or other qualification, or wants to think about his profession, has one book on the shelf, it should be this one.' - Mark Rowe, Professional Security
'This is an excellent textbook for graduate-level security education. It is also a great read for undergraduate instructors...The Handbook of Security stands among the industry's top references. It should be the first of many editions.' - Evelyn Byrd, Security Management
'The Handbook of Security is essential reading for all those engaged with the security world, the in-depth tome collating the very best research available for the practising professional...a reference work par excellence.' - Chris Brogan, Security Management Today

About the Author

MARTIN GILL is Director of Perpetuity Research and Consultancy International (PRCI), a spin out company from the University of Leicester, UK, where he is a Professor of Criminology. The company specializes in the areas of security management, risk management, crime and crime prevention. He has been actively involved in a range of studies relating to different aspects of business crime including the causes of false burglar alarms, why fraudsters steal, dishonest staff, the effectiveness of CCTV, the effectiveness of security guards, how companies protect their brand image, the generators of illicit markets and stolen goods, to name but a few. He has published widely (11 books and over 50 articles), the latest two of which, Managing Security and CCTV were published in 2003. He is a Fellow of The Security Institute, a member of the Risk and Security Management Forum, the Company of Security Professionals (and a Freeman of the City of London), he is Chair of the ASIS Research Council and an overseas representative on the ASIS International Academic Programs Committee.

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Currently studying for a Masters Degree in Security Management,I have found this to be an excellent source of contemporary thinking on security management. Of all the books and articles I have read (and there is a lot of them!), this stands out heads and shoulders above the rest. It is not written in a pretentious or academic styles (with the exception of one contributor), and provides a valuable reference tool to understand the key themes and principles of management security. Highly recommended. Individual themes are taken by chapter with a different highly respected author. This is one book I will not be reselling at the end of my studies. I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone studying security either at undergraduate or post-graduate level, particularly if they are new to the field of it is as a component of another field.
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