Security Services: Hiring \ Employment Issues
09/19/2007 - Learn how your company can overcome the problem of high security staff turnover while boosting morale and the bottom line.
Beyond Print: Legal Issues
09/18/2007 - A Mississippi appeals court has ruled that a casino security officer used proper investigative techniques when arresting a casino employee for theft.
Intelligence: Guards \ Security Officers
09/14/2007 - A move to unionize security guards is underway nationwide. One major battle on that front is Los Angeles.
Legal Report: Legal Issues
09/14/2007 - An Illinois appellate court has ruled that a tenant who was raped outside her apartment may sue her landlord for inadequate security.
Book Reviews: Crime
09/13/2007 - Aiming to help real estate managers reduce crime, deal with the consequences of crime, and reduce liability, the book hits its goal spot on. Five distinct sections cover legal issues, assessment tools, crime prevention strategies, security at various types of properties, and the use of security measures. Examples, tables, lists, outlines, sidebars, and other elements add depth to the narrative.
Homeland Security: Airport Security
09/13/2007 - The procedure involves asking passengers questions—such as the purpose for their visit, their mother’s maiden name, and birthplace—with the objective of detecting inconsistencies that may be a sign that the passenger isn’t who or what he or she claims to be.
Book Reviews: Public-Private Partnerships
09/12/2007 - Similarly neglected are the role of private-sector technology incubators, government funding and venture capital, as well as public-private and university partnerships, and the applicability of technologies to the civilian and security sectors.
Book Reviews: How-to
09/04/2007 - Why the security industry should push states to develop accreditation standards for security officers
Technofile: ID issues \ Identity Theft
08/20/2007 - About 15 million Americans fell victim to some form of identity theft in the 12 months ending in mid-2006, an increase of more than 50 percent since 2003. For the rest of the Garner survey, click here.
International: Personnel Protection
08/20/2007 - Aid workers, who render assistance to the most vulnerable populations in the least hospitable regions of the world, have long operated with protected status under international humanitarian law. Combatants, nevertheless, increasingly ignore this protection. From Iraq to Afghanistan to Sri Lanka, aid workers have faced savage attacks when working within conflict zones.
This trend was highlighted in a 2006 joint report by the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) and the Center on International Cooperation—“Providing Aid in Insecure Environments: Trends in Policy and Operations”—that studied major violent acts against aid workers from 1997-2005.
Security Services: ASIS Education
08/20/2007 - In “The Concept of Security Providers Accreditation,” Leonard H. Miller, CPP, CFE, argues states should establish regimes for the accreditation of security officers.
Beyond Print: International
08/20/2007 - What are the implications of China’s military buildup and global power plays? A Department of Defense report examines the issue.