Since the first edition of Security and Loss Prevention was published in 1983, much has changed in security and loss prevention considerations. In the past five years alone, security awareness and the need for added business continuity and preparedness considerations has been uniquely highlighted given events such as Katrina, 9/11, the formation of the Department of Homeland Security, and the increase in world terrorist events. This edition of Security and Loss Prevention is fully updated and encompasses the breadth and depth of considerations involved in implementing general loss prevention concepts and security programs within an organization. The book provides proven strategies to prevent and reduce incidents of loss due to legal issues, theft and other crimes, fire, accidental or intentional harm from employees, as well as the many ramifications of corporate mismanagement. The new edition contains a brand new terrorism chapter, along with coverage on background investigations, protection of sensitive information, internal threats, and considerations at select facilities (nuclear, DoD, government and federal).
Author Philip Purpura once again demonstrates why students and professionals alike rely on this best-selling text as a timely, reliable resource.
- Covers the latest professional security issues surrounding Homeland Security and risks presented by threats of terrorism - Recommended reading for ASIS International's prestigious CPP Certification - Cases provide real-world applications
Needed it for College
By CM - January 27, 2012
The book was in great condition. The contents layout I find hard to read. Could you more color or visuals in it or break up the paragraphs to make it easier to read.
Security and Loss Prevention
By kk - January 12, 2013
This is an excellent book. It list careers in the security and loss prevention field as well as defines what security management and loss prevention is. It is a great reference book
Overall I found this to be an excellent book
By R. Friederich - June 11, 2012
However, if you are planning on using this reference book in order to study for the CPP examination after the new ASIS International CPP consolidation of standards implementation circa November 2012, then you need to be aware of the below information:
After the new implementation the reference material for the CPP exam will no longer include the following books from the above link:
- Effective Security Management, 5th Ed
- Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention, 5th Ed
- Introduction to Security, 8th Ed
- Security and Loss Prevention: An Introduction, 5th Ed
- Management of Information Security, 3rd Ed
From the date of this new implementation onwards the reference material for the CPP exam will consist of the below info (which I received from ASIS International):
Retail crime is a multi-billion dollar industry, and understanding its different facets is essential if any progress is to be made in reducing its levels. This e-book focuses on theft by employee or ...