Doing Security

Hardcover | January 15, 2009

byMark Button

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Despite the growing interest in security amongst governments, organizations and the general public, the provision of much security is substandard. This book explores the problems facing security, and sets out innovative proposals to enhance the effectiveness of security in society, at national and organizational levels.

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Despite the growing interest in security amongst governments, organizations and the general public, the provision of much security is substandard. This book explores the problems facing security, and sets out innovative proposals to enhance the effectiveness of security in society, at national and organizational levels.

MARK BUTTON is Principal Lecturer and Associate Head (Curriculum) at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth, UK, prior to which he was a Research Assistant to the Rt Hon Bruce George MP. He has written extensively on private security, policing and fraud. His publications include Private Security (co-author...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.35 × 5.65 × 0.86 inPublished:January 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230553117

ISBN - 13:9780230553118

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Series Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
PART I: MAPPING SECURITY
Private Security, Nodal Governance and the Security System
PART II: SECURITY UNDONE
Security Failure and the Security Myth
Understanding the Malefactors
The Human Element of the Security System
The Foundations of Security
PART III: DOING SECURITY
Creating a Model Holistic Security System
Making it Never Happen 
Making the Last Resort Count
Rebuilding the Foundations of Security
PART IV: CONCLUDING COMMENTS
Concluding Comments and a Model for Doing Security
Bibliography