Security and Loss Prevention,
Edition 7 An Introduction
By Philip Purpura, CPP, Florence Darlington Technical College

Publication Date: 08 Aug 2018

Security and Loss Prevention: An Introduction, Seventh Edition, provides introductory and advanced information on the security profession. Security expert, Phil Purpura, CPP, includes updates on security research, methods, strategies, technologies, laws, issues, statistics and career options, providing a comprehensive and interdisciplinary book that draws on many fields of study for concepts, strategies of protection and research. The book explains the real-world challenges facing security professionals and offers options for planning solutions. Linking physical security with IT security, the book covers internal and external threats to people and assets and private and public sector responses and issues.

As in previous editions, the book maintains an interactive style that includes examples, illustrations, sidebar questions, boxed topics, international perspectives and web exercises. In addition, course instructors can download ancillaries, including an instructor’s manual with outlines of chapters, discussion topics/special projects, essay questions, and a test bank and PowerPoint presentation for each chapter.

Key Features

  • Covers topics including Enterprise Security Risk Management, resilience, the insider threat, active assailants, terrorism, spies, the Internet of things, the convergence of physical security with IT security, marijuana legalization, and climate change
  • Emphasizes critical thinking as a tool for security and loss prevention professionals who must think smarter as they confront a world filled with many threats such as violence, cyber vulnerabilities, and security itself as a soft target
  • Utilizes end-of-chapter problems that relate content to real security situations and issues
  • Serves both students and professionals interested in security and loss prevention for a wide variety of operations—industrial, critical infrastructure sectors, retail, healthcare, schools, non-profits, homeland security agencies, criminal justice agencies, and more
About the author
By Philip Purpura, CPP, Florence Darlington Technical College
Table of Contents

1. The History of Security and Loss Prevention2. The Business, Careers, and Challenges of Security and Loss Prevention3. Foundations of Security and Loss Prevention4. Law5. Internal and External Relations6. Applicant Screening and Employee Socialization7. Internal Threats and Countermeasures8. External Threats and Countermeasures9. Services and Systems10. Investigations11. Accounting, Accountability, and Auditing12. Resilience, Risk Management, Business Continuity, and Emergency Management13. Life Safety, Fire Protection, and Emergencies14. Safety in the Workplace15. Terrorism and Homeland Security16. Protecting Critical Infrastructure17. Protecting Commercial and Institutional Critical Infrastructure18. Topics of Concern19. Your Future in Security and Loss Prevention

Book details
ISBN: 9780128117958
Page Count: 772
Retail Price : £62.95
  • Fischer, Introduction to Security, 9e, BH, 2013, 9780123850577, $69.95
  • Fennelly, Effective Physical Security, 4e, BH, 2013, 9780124158924, $64.95
  • Sennewald, The Process of Investigation, 4e, BH, 2015, 9780128001660, $79.95
Instructor Resources

Undergraduate and graduate students, security practitioners, military personnel, those studying for the CPP exam (ASIS International) and others engaged in security and loss prevention