Sep 29, 2023
CJS 2070 - Private Sector Security and Investigations Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3 Lab None
Course Description: This course covers the historical development of private sector security and investigations in American society. It considers the legal ramifications of privatization and its growing presence in the area of social control and emerging technologies. Topics include the role of private security in the private industry, retail, the judicial system, homeland security, and public safety.
Recommendation: 15 college credits with a grade of C or higher in each course prior to taking this course. Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940 with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950 with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051 with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052 with a grade of C or higher.
- Evolution of private sector security
- Changing role of technology in private sector security
- Commercial and institutional security
- Enhancing security through physical and procedural controls
- Ethical conduct
- Future of private sector security in homeland security
- Industrial and retail security
- Legal liability for private sector security and investigations
- Loss prevention through risk management
- Obtaining information and evidence related to legal liability
- Preventing and dealing with violence in the workplace
- Preventing losses from accidents, emergencies and criminal actions
- Private sector security as a profession
- Public/private sector security interface and legal authority
- Testifying in court
- The investigative function in arson, accidents, sexual harassment
- The role of security personnel in public relations
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- Discuss the difference between private sector security and public security
- Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of private sector security functions to Homeland Security.
- Explain the underlying principles of risk assessment and risk management.
- Apply knowledge of private investigative functions relative to legal liability.
- Analyze the needs for different types of security.
- Explore the various aspects of court testimony.
- Analyze ethical issues in private sector security using various case problem scenarios.
Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)
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