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Introduction to Security

Course NumberCJ 182W
Credits3
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours45
Course DescriptionPrerequisite: READING LEVEL 1 or WRITING LEVEL 1. Introduces the field of security and orients student to career options. Explores origins and development of security, proprietary security, risk analysis, fire protection, safety, internal theft control, insurance cargo security, computer security, institutional security, and the future of security. (45-0)


Outcomes and Objectives

Gain an overview of the private security occupation and its impact on a free enterprise system.
Objectives:
  1. Briefly describe the evolution of private security.
  2. Cite examples of public / private interface and its legal authority.
  3. Provide an overview of the modern private security operating systems.

Examine basic goals and responsibilities of security.
Objectives:
  1. Explain enhancing security through procedural and physical controls.
  2. Present methods of preventing losses from accidents and emergencies.
  3. Present methods of preventing losses from criminal activity.
  4. Cite necessity of determining computer security services.

Examine concepts utilized when normal prevention methods fail.
Objectives:
  1. Cite various types of investigative functions to solve violations.
  2. Indicate methods of obtaining and providing information for authorities.
  3. Relate principles of presenting effective courtroom testimony.

Examine security systems at work and promote loss prevention through risk management.
Objectives:
  1. Itemize various security strategies for industrial security.
  2. Itemize various security strategies for retail security.
  3. Itemize various security strategies for commercial security.
  4. Itemize various security strategies for institutional security.

Examine the challenges facing the security profession in the last of this century and into the 21st.
Objectives:
  1. Cite rationale for meeting the challenges of violence in the workplace.
  2. Explain rationale for practicing and promoting ethical conduct.
  3. Detail those attributes which make private security a profession.

Gain familiarity with key criminal justice and security vocabulary.
Objectives:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the following terms: arrest, arson, authority, bait money, booster box, blind receiving, check kiting, contract services, courier, dead bolts, deposition, Dram shop acts, embezzlement, encryption, ethics, exculpatory clauses, false imprisonment, facsimile, fire triangle, fraud, grand larceny, guard, inference, interrogatories, ionization detectors, keyway, kleptomaniac, negligence, outsourcing, perimeter, prima facie, punitive, proprietary, respondent, sliding, torts, trespassing, vicarious liability, vulnerability.

Perform writing tasks to promote learning of concepts.
Objectives:
  1. Document attainment of skills learned.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the subject.

Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.
Objectives:
  1. Articulate important ideas.
  2. Select, organize, and present details to support a main idea.
  3. Employ conventions of written, edited, standard English (WESE) or the language of instruction.
  4. Use appropriate vocabulary for the audience and purpose.

Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.
Objectives:
  1. Analyze course content in written form.
  2. Explain the subject matter in a coherent writing style.




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