Private Security and the Law

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Elsevier, Oct 13, 2011 - Business & Economics - 640 pages

Private Security and the Law, Fourth Edition, is a unique resource that provides a comprehensive analysis of practices in the security industry as they relate to law, regulation, licensure, and constitutional questions of case and statutory authority. It is an authoritative, scholarly treatise that serves as a solid introduction for students regarding the legal and ethical standards that shape the industry.

The book takes you step-by-step through the analysis of case law as it applies to situations commonly faced by security practitioners. It describes the legal requirements faced by security firms and emphasizes the liability problems common to security operations, including negligence and tortious liability, civil actions frequently litigated, and strategies to avoid legal actions that affect business efficiency. It also examines the constitutional and due-process dimensions of private security both domestically and internationally, including recent cases and trends that are likely to intensify in the future. New features of this edition include: a chapter on the legal implications of private contractors operating in war zones like Afghanistan; updated coverage of statutory authority, as well as state and federal processes of oversight and licensure; and special analysis of public-private cooperative relationships in law enforcement. A historical background helps readers understand the present by seeing the full context of recent developments.

This book will appeal to: students in physical security, security management, and criminal justice programs in traditional and for-profit schools; security professionals; and those working in law enforcement.

  • Authoritative, scholarly treatise sheds light on this increasingly important area of the law
  • Historical background helps readers understand the present by seeing the full context of recent developments
  • National scope provides crucial parameters to security practitioners throughout the US
  • NEW TO THIS EDITION! A chapter on the legal implications of private contractors operating in war zones like Afghanistan, updated coverage of statutory authority, updated coverage of state and federal processes of oversight and licensure, special analysis of public-private cooperative relationships in law enforcement

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Historical Foundations of Private Security
Regulation Licensing Education and Training
The Law of Arrest Searchand Seizure Applications in the Private Sector
Civil Liability of Security Personnel
Criminal Liability of Security Personnel
The Enforcement of Laws and the Collection Preservation and Interpretation of Evidence
Public and Private Law Enforcement A Blueprint for Cooperation
Selected Case Readings
Florida Statutes 2010 Title 32 Regulation of Professions and Occupations Chs 454493 Chapter 493 Private Investigative Private Security and Reposse...
List of Associations and Groups
Sample Forms
The Law EnforcementPrivate Security Consortium Operation Partnership Trends and Practices in Law Enforcement and Private Security Collaboratio...

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Charles Nemeth, JD, Ph.D., LL.M. is currently a professor and the Chair of the Security, Fire and Emergency Management Department at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, NY. He is a widely published author with over 30 titles to his credit and is a regular consultant to security companies. He holds a JD from the University of Baltimore and a post doctoral degree in Law, Psychiatry and Criminology, the LL.M., from the National Law Center of George Washington University. Dr. Nemeth is a recognized expert in private sector justice, ethical issues in law and legal analysis and appellate practice, and also holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Duquesne University. For more than two decades, he has practiced law in both the civil and criminal arena, specializing in personal injury and criminal litigation, and has been active in the North Carolina, New York and Pennsylvania Bars. He regularly consults with collegiate institutions and private sector justice entities.

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