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Palgrave Macmillan

The Handbook of Security

Edition 2nd edition
ISBN 9781137323279
Publication Date July 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Extensively updated, expanded and reorganized, this new edition of The Handbook of Security provides the most comprehensive analysis of scholarly security debates and issues to date. Informed by a range of disciplines, including environmental science, criminology, politics and economics, it brings together contributions from some of the world's leading scholars to explore the most important issues impacting our understanding of how security is provided.

Consisting of 44 chapters, the second edition includes over 25 brand new contributions from international experts in areas as diverse as food security, cyber security, terrorism, organized crime, intelligence, CCTV, piracy and private military companies, as well as an entirely new section on approaches to researching security through ethnography, systematic reviews and meta-analysis. Divided into seven parts – disciplines and security, offences, crime and security in sectors, researching security, security products and services, security and its management, and critiquing security – this substantive reference work is essential reading for all those engaged with the security world.

Martin Gill is Professor of Criminology and Director of Perpetuity Research and Consultancy International, UK. He is a Criminologist and Fellow of The Security Institute, a member of the Company of Security Professionals and a Trustee of the ASIS Foundation. In 2010 he was recognised by the BSIA with a special award for 'outstanding service to the security sector' and in 2013 IFSEC placed him in the top twenty most influential fire and security experts in the world. He has published widely including fourteen books.

1. Introduction; Martin Gill
2. History of Security; Bruce George and Steve Kimber
3. Environmental Studies and Security; Richard H. Schneider
4. Criminology and Security; Graham Farrell and Ken Pease
5. Politics, Economics and Security; Adam White
6. Engineering and Security; David Brooks and Clif Smith
7. Design and Security; Paul Ekblom
8. Terrorism; Kumar Ramakrishna
9. Murder at Work; Zech Lee and Bob McCrie
10. Workplace Violence; Amy L. Stutzenberger and Bonnie Fisher
11. Piracy and Robbery; Robert Beckman and Monique Page
12. Organised Crime; Mike Levi
13. Commerical Burglary; Rob Mawby
14. Identity Fraud; Henry Pontell and G. Geiss
15. Cyber Crime; Lennon Chang and Peter Grabosky
16. Counterfeiting; Virginie de Barnier
17. Crime, Security and the Retail Sector; Adrian Beck
18. Crime, Security and Tourism; Rob Mawby
19. Crime and Security and the Food Sector; Hope Johnson and Reece Walters
20. Crime, Security and the Financial Sector; Mark Button and Martin Tunley
21. The Influence of Security Research; James Calder
22. Knowledge Transfer; Paul Ekblom
23. Working with Offenders; Richard Moule
24. The Ethnographic Approach and Security: The Case of Airports; Alan Kirschenbaum
25. Crime Mapping; Shane Johnson and Kate Bowers
26. Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis; Matthew Manning
27. Evaluations and Randomized Controlled Trials in Security Research; Read Hayes and Kyle Grottini
28. Signs; Nick Tilley
29. Technologies and Security; Clifton Smith
30. Alarms and Security; David Brooks
31. CCTV; Emmeline Taylor and Martin Gill
32. Security Officers; Mahesh Nalla and Alison Wakefield
33. Private Military Companies; K. Carmola
34. The Role of Partnerships in Security Management; Tim Prenzler and Rick Sarre
35. Management and Risk Management; Joshua Bamfield
36. Disaster and Crisis Management; Dominic Elliott
37. Managing Intelligence and Responding to Emerging Threats, Patrick F. Walsh
38. Regulation and Security; Tim Prenzler and Rick Sarre
39. Corporate Security; Kevin Walby and Randy K. Lippert
40. Liberty and Security; John Deukmedjian
41. Professionalisation and Security; Alison Wakefield
42. Trading and the Commodification of Security; Julie Ayling
43. Security and Ethics; Andrew Adams
44. Some Contradictions of Security; Martin Gill

Andrew A. Adams, Meiji University, Japan.
Julie Ayling, Australia National University, Australia.
Joshua Bamfield, Centre for Retail Research, UK.
Adrian Beck, University of Leicester, UK.
Robert Beckman, University of Singapore, Singapore.
Kate Bowers, University College London, UK.
Mark Button, University of Portsmouth, UK.
James D. Calder, University of Texas, USA.
Kateri Carmola, Carmola Consulting Group, USA.
Lennon Chang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Virginie de Barnier, Aix-Marseille Graduate School of Management, France.
John E. Deukmedjian, University of Windsor, Canada.
Paul Ekblom, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, UK.
Dominic Elliot, University of Liverpool Management School, UK.
Graham Farrell, Simon Fraser University, USA.
Bonnie S Fisher, University of Cincinnati, USA.
Gilbert Geis, UC, Irvine, USA.
Bruce George, University of Portsmouth, UK.
Peter Grabosky, Australian National University, Australia.
Kyle Grottini, Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC), USA.
Read Hayes, University of Florida, USA.
Hope Johnson, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
Shane D. Johnson, University College London, UK.
Simon Kimber, Project Manger, London, UK.
Alan Kirschenbaum, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel.
Seungmug (Zech) Lee, Western Illinois University, USA.
Michael Levi, Cardiff University, UK.
Randy K. Lippert, University of Windsor, Canada.
Matthew Manning, Griffith University, Australia.
Rob Mawby, University of South Wales, UK.
Robert D. McCrie, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, USA.
Richard K. Moule Jr., Arizona State University, USA.
Mahesh K. Nalla, Michigan State University, USA.
Monique Page, Centre for International Law, Singapore.
Ken Pease, University College London, UK.
Henry N. Pontell, University of California, Irvine.
Tim Prenzler, Griffith University, Australia.
Kumar Ramakrishna, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Singapore.
Rick Sarre, University of South Australia, Australia.
Richard H. Schneider, University of Florida, USA.
Clifton Smith, Edith Cowan University, Australia.
Amy L. Stutzenberger, University of Cincinnati, USA.
Emmeline Taylor, Australian National University, Australia.
Nick Tilley, University College London, UK.
Martin Tunley, University of Portsmouth, UK.
Kevin Walby, University of Winnipeg, Canada.
Alison Wakefield, University of Portsmouth, UK.
Patrick Walsh, Charles Sturt University, Australia.
Reece Walters, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
Adam White, University of York, UK.


"Martin Gill has fully updated and expanded his hugely successful Handbook of Security. This new edition brings together first-rate scholars to cover the history and nature of security, the nature of different offences and security practices in different sectors, as well as issues of management and regulation. A must-have for anyone working in this field." - Tim Newburn, London School of Economics, UK
"In introducing this new edition of his highly successful Handbook, Martin Gill writes that 'studying security is an exciting place to be'. The book's contents amply bear out his view. They show that 'security studies', which was once dominated by security professionals, is now becoming a self-conscious and self-critical academic discipline. The growing importance of Security in everyday life, and its engagement with cybercrime, terrorism and crimes of globalisation, hold much interest for criminologists, political scientists and other students of today's world." - Ronald V Clarke, University Professor, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University, USA
"Security as an idea, a concern and a pursuit has dramatically reshaped, and is reshaping, social life everywhere. As it does it is transforming governance, government, and as the authors of this Handbook make clear, scholarship across a wide range of disciplines. This Second Edition of the Handbook of Security is both welcome and timely." - Clifford Shearing, University of Cape Town, South Africa and Griffith University, Australia
"The editor, Martin Gill, has done more to advance the science and practice of security than anybody else around. This edited volume reflects his efforts, including detailed thinking and factual information about multiple aspects of the security process. Gill has used his considerable professional networks and knowledge of the field to assemble generalists and specialists and to produce the most thorough array of chapters on security that I have seen so far." Marcus Felson, Texas State University, USA
"The Handbook of Security (2nd edition) is a robust collection of new research on a broad variety of contemporary security topics. I recommend it highly to the researcher, academician, and security professional. It is a well written and superbly presented handbook that will complement the library of those who wish to remain up-to-date on important and practical issues in the rapidly changing subject areas of security." - Richard C. Hollinger, University of Florida, USA
"Simply to get dozens of authorities in various fields of security management and crime prevention to write chapters and to put the resulting 1000-plus pages inside book covers is an achievement [...] The entire book shows security management as valid and mature and seeking to understand itself and improve." - Mark Rowe, Professional Security Magazine
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