Synopses & Reviews
Private Security and the Law, 4th Edition
, is a unique resource that provides analysis of practices in the security industry as they relate to law, regulation, licensure, and constitutional questions of case and statutory authority. This book describes the legal requirements faced in the area of private security. It emphasizes the liability problems common to security operations, including negligence and tortious liability, civil actions frequently litigated, and strategies to avoid legal actions that affect business efficiency. The text also examines the constitutional and due-process dimensions of private security both domestically and internationally, including recent cases and trends that will set pace for future private security laws and regulations. As private security becomes more closely involved in national and international security, cases like Blackwater are examined.
Charles Nemeth takes you step by step through the analysis of case law as it applies to situations commonly faced in the private security practice, providing a solid introduction to the legal and ethical standards that shape the industry.
*Authoritative, scholarly treatise sheds light on this increasingly important area of the law *Historical background helps readers understand the present by seeing the full context of recent developments *National scope provides crucial parameters to security practitioners throughout the US *NEW TO THIS EDITION! A chapter on the legal implications of private contractors operating in war zones like Afghanistan, updated coverage of statutory authority, updated coverage of state and federal processes of oversight and licensure, special analysis of public-private cooperative relationships in law enforcement
About the Author
Charles Nemeth, JD, Ph.D., LL.M. is currently Director of Graduate Criminal Justice/Legal Studies, Director of Institute of Law and Public Policy, and Director of Program Development at California University of Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh, PA. He is a widely published author with over 30 titles to his credit and is a regular consultant to security companies. He holds a JD from the University of Baltimore and a post doctoral degree in Law, Psychiatry and Criminology, the LL.M., from the National Law Center of George Washington University. Dr. Nemeth is a recognized expert in private sector justice, ethical issues in law and legal analysis and appellate practice, and also holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Duquesne University. For more than two decades, he has practiced law in both the civil and criminal arena, specializing in personal injury and criminal litigation, and has been active in the North Carolina, New York and Pennsylvania Bars. He regularly consults with collegiate institutions and private sector justice entities.
Director of Graduate CRJ/Legal Studies and Program Development California University of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Historical Foundations of Private Security Chapter 2: Regulation, Licensing, Education, and Training: The Path to Professionalism in the Security Industry Chapter 3: The Law of Arrest, Search, and Seizure: Applications in the Private Sector Chapter 4: Civil Liability of Security Personnel Chapter 5: Criminal Liability of Security Personnel Chapter 6: The Enforcement of Laws and the Collection, Preservation and Interpretation of Evidence Chapter 7: Public and Private Law Enforcement: A Blueprint for Cooperation Chapter 8: Selected Case Readings Appendix 1 - Florida Statutes Appendix 2 - List of Associations and Groups Appendix 3 - Sample Forms Appendix 4 - The Law Enforcement-Private Security Consortium, Operation Partnership: Trends and Practices in Law Enforcement and Private Security Collaborations 119-122 (2005).