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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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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.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
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.

Major Content
  1. Evolution of private sector security
  2. Changing role of technology in private sector security
  3. Commercial and institutional security
  4. Enhancing security through physical and procedural controls
  5. Ethical conduct
  6. Future of private sector security in homeland security
  7. Industrial and retail security
  8. Legal liability for private sector security and investigations
  9. Loss prevention through risk management
  10. Obtaining information and evidence related to legal liability
  11. Preventing and dealing with violence in the workplace
  12. Preventing losses from accidents, emergencies and criminal actions
  13. Private sector security as a profession
  14. Public/private sector security interface and legal authority
  15. Testifying in court
  16. The investigative function in arson, accidents, sexual harassment
  17. The role of security personnel in public relations

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Discuss the difference between private sector security and public security
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of private sector security functions to Homeland Security.
  3. Explain the underlying principles of risk assessment and risk management.
  4. Apply knowledge of private investigative functions relative to legal liability.
  5. Analyze the needs for different types of security.
  6. Explore the various aspects of court testimony.
  7. Analyze ethical issues in private sector security using various case problem scenarios.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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