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Protective Security Law, Second Edition

NCJ Number
F E Inbau; B J Farber; D W Arnold
Date Published
333 pages
This text explains the legal rights available to private security officers, corporations, partnerships, and individually owned businesses for the protection of their property from theft offenses committed by employees, customers, and others.
Intended for practical applications, police training, and college courses, the discussion is directed mainly to non-attorneys, but it also explains and documents the relevant legal issues for corporate and individual attorneys who must advise clients regarding security operations. Individual sections cover the law regarding police powers of arrest, search and seizure, temporary detention and inquiries of detained persons, the interrogation of suspected, and other aspects of law enforcement. Additional chapters cover the use of employee drug testing and polygraphs; the security surveillance of customers and employees; and the procurement of information regarding the criminality of job applicants, employees, and customers. Further chapters detail the legal consequences of impermissible investigative conduct, civil liability for inadequate security duties owed to invitees by business owners and their security personnel, criminal law and procedure of special interest to security personnel, the courts and their organization, and the security officer's preparation for trial and testimony in court. Footnotes, appended summary of statutory provisions of all 50 States and the District of Columbia, and index (Publisher summary modified)


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