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Syllabus

College of Criminal Justice and Security

SEC/310 Version 3

Introduction to Organizational Security and

Management

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Course Description

This course is an overview of the principles of security management and the consequences of failure to adequately protect business assets. The course includes an introduction to loss prevention and risk management. It provides an overview of the contingencies that influence modern security management, such as technology, legal issues, ethics, vulnerability assessments, criminal and terrorist activity, and interagency cooperation. The course also introduces various security specializations including corporate, academic, transportation, and government.

Policies

Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:

* University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document.

* Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.

University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.

Course Materials

Ortmeier, P. J. (2009). Introduction to security: Operations and management (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall.

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

For all due dates of assignments, please see the course calendar.

Week One: Security Management in Organizations

Details Due Points

Objectives 1.1 Define the purposes and goals for security programs with respect to business and governmental operations.

1.2 Identify the internal positive and negative influences on the security element of an organization.

1.3 Assess the consequences of failing to adequately protect business assets.

1.4 Explain the legal aspects of security management in organizations.

Readings Read the Week One Read Me First.

Read Ch. 1-3 of Introduction to Security.

Read this week's Electronic Reserve Readings.

Participation Participate in class discussion. See Calendar 20

Discussion Questions Respond to weekly discussion questions. See Calendar 20

Learning Team Instructions Select Learning Team members who work together throughout the course.

Create the Learning Team Charter.

Review the Week One objectives and discuss insights and questions you may have.

Individual

Goals and Objectives For a Security Organization Paper Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper describing the goals and objectives that a security organization must focus on in both business and government operations. Address the following considerations:

* Legal aspects of organizational security management

* Positive and negative influences regarding organizational security

* The consequences of failing to achieve goals and objectives

* The value private security management brings to businesses

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. See Calendar 100

Week Two: Overview of Business and Security Issues

Details Due Points

Objectives 2.1 Identify the principles of risk management and loss prevention.

2.2 Evaluate the security needs of an organization, and whether those needs are met with internal security or by public law enforcement.

2.3 Describe the value of threat and vulnerability assessments.

Readings Read the Week Two Read Me First.

Read Ch. 4 & 7 of Introduction to Security.

Read Personal Recruitment and Selection through Supervision and Leadership sections in Ch. 5 of Introduction to Security.

Read Retail Loss Prevention section in Ch. 11 of Introduction to Security.

Read this week's Electronic Reserve Readings.

Participation Participate in class discussion. See Calendar 20

Discussion Questions Respond to weekly discussion questions. See Calendar 20

Learning Team Instructions Submit the Learning Team Charter.

Review the Week Two objectives and discuss insights and questions you may have.

Individual

Loss Prevention and Risk Management Present the following scenario:

As a new security manager for a retail operation, you have been asked to create a new loss prevention and risk management program that will be presented to upper management.

Create a 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation that includes the following considerations:

* Define the principles of risk management that apply to the industry.

* Define steps for a loss-prevention program.

Include detailed speaker notes in the Microsoft ® PowerPoint® presentation.

Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines. See Calendar 50

Learning

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