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Crime Prevention and Security Management

Doing Security

Critical Reflections and an Agenda for Change

Authors: Button, M.

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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.

About the authors

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-authored) Private Policing and Security Officers and Policing.



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'...It's welcome to have this book, brimming with ideas by someone with academic rigour...I have to stress what a wide-ranging, assured and thought-provoking read this is for the UK (and indeed Irish and other English-speaking) security person...this is a first stop for picking up ideas and quotes. There aren't many published books out there that the security manager ought to have on his shelf...One of them is Prof Martin Gill's Handbook of Security...Doing Security is another...That's the stature of this.' Professional Security


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Private Security, Nodal Governance and the Security System

    Button, Mark

    Pages 3-24

  • Security Failure and the Security Myth

    Button, Mark

    Pages 27-53

  • Understanding the Malefactors

    Button, Mark

    Pages 54-74

  • The Human Element of the Security System

    Button, Mark

    Pages 75-94

  • The Foundations of Security

    Button, Mark

    Pages 95-119

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eBook £58.99
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Hardcover £78.00
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Softcover £74.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-36285-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Doing Security
Book Subtitle
Critical Reflections and an Agenda for Change
Authors
Series Title
Crime Prevention and Security Management
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-58363-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230583634
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-55311-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-36285-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 264
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