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Mafias on the Move: How Organized Crime Conquers New Territories

- Has globalization swept through the world of organized crime? That question has been the subject of a fierce debate among law enforcement experts and criminologists in recent years. Oxford University lecturer Federico Var­ese, a leading theoretician on organized crime, has weighed in with a much more nuanced view.

Hospitality Security: Managing Security in Today’s Hotel, Lodging, Entertainment, and Tour­ism Environment

- An excellent resource for every security practitioner, Hospitality Security is not just for those working in the hospitality industry. While some of its security topics are specific to the industry, the sections on retail operations, swimming pools, parking facilities, security officers, terrorism, and workplace violence could be applied to other industries as well.

Cyber Attacks: Protecting National Infrastructure, Student Edition

- Author Edward Amoroso proposes ideas for the implementation of a National In­fra­structure Protection Criteria. The proposed framework defines 10 criteria, and then identifies functions associated with each. The 10 criteria are deception, separation, diversity, commonality, depth, discretion, collection, correlation, awareness, and response.

Private Security and the Law, Fourth Edition

- In this provocative book, the author covers a wide spectrum of topics regarding private security law. The book excels primarily because the author continually emphasizes the overarching business imperatives while considering the applicable liabilities.

Bribery and Corruption: Navigating the Global Risks

- Bribery and corruption in international business have been part of national cultures for as long as individuals have traded goods and services. The authors of this book focus on educating business leaders and employees about how to avoid corrupt practices, and they do it very well.

Cargo Theft, Loss Prevention, and Supply Chain Security

- Supply chain security has become headline news, and this book does a good job of describing the multitude of cargo theft challenges that security professionals face today. The first section of the book details the pervasiveness of the problem and its consequences.

Money Laundering: A Guide for Criminal Investigators, Third Edition

- John Madinger, who has extensive experience as an IRS criminal investigator, has written an outstanding introduction to the complex world of money laundering. It includes interesting sections on the history of money and of money laundering along with other forms of financial crime.

Eyewitness Identification: A Police Perspective

- Law enforcement has the responsibility to arrest the guilty person and an obligation to ensure that the wrong person is not convicted of a crime. Eyewitness Identification acknowledges the increasing awareness that eyewitness identification of criminals is unreliable.

Security Questioning 101

- Security Questioning 101 is the latest addition to the catalog of security-related courses offered by Chame­­le­on Associates—a security training and consulting firm. Its motto, Improving Security through Intelligence, certainly comes to life in this course as the student is taught to improve intelligence through effective questioning techniques.

Staying Safe at School, Second Edition

- This is an interesting and important book. It contains a wealth of practical, down-to-earth, sensible, and reliable information about how to keep our children safe at school.

Low Tech Hacking: Street Smarts for Security Professionals

- Security guru Bruce Schneier has observed that incorrectly deployed cryptography is akin to putting a big flagpole in front of your facility and hoping that it will stop any attackers from breaking in. Of course, attackers will simply go around the flagpole rather than running into it.

Endless Enemies

- Raymond Holcomb spent 23 years in the FBI, spanning the era of J. Edgar Hoover through 9-11 and its aftermath. He played a key role in the transformation of the organization’s primary focus from crime-fighting to national security.

Investigations in the Workplace, Second Edition

- Experienced author and security professional, Eugene F. Ferraro, CPP, PCI, has successfully updated his previous work on the subject.
 




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