'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
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.