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Security Law and Methods [Kindle Edition]

James Pastor
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  • Print ISBN-10: 0750679948
  • Print ISBN-13: 978-0750679947
  • Edition: 1
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Book Description

Security Law and Methods examines suggested security methods designed to diminish or negate the consequence of crime and misconduct, and is an attempt to understand both the legal exposures related to crime and the security methods designed to prevent crime. The clear and concise writing of this groundbreaking work, as well as its insightful analysis of specific cases, explains crime prevention methods in light of legal and security principles.

Divided into five parts, Security Law and Methods discusses the topics of premises liability and negligence, intentional torts and claims, agency and contract based claims, legal authority and liability, and the subject of terrorism. It also offers an evocative look at security issues that may arise in the future. The book serves as a comprehensive and insightful treatment of security, and is an invaluable addition to the current literature on security and the law.

* Contains clear explanations of complicated legal concepts
* Includes case excerpts, summaries, and discussion questions
* Suggests additional research and relevant cases for further study

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Long-awaited fresh treatment of security law!

About the Author

James Pastor has a Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis, a J.D. degree, an M.A. in Criminal Justice, and a B.S. in Law Enforcement Administration. He has practiced law for more than sixteen years, with an established public safety niche, representing security guard firms and police unions, as well as serving as legal counsel and operational auditor for SecurityLink. Dr. Pastor started his career with the Chicago Police Department, where he served as a tactical officer in the Gang Crime Enforcement Unit, and as an Assistant Department Advocate, representing the department in internal disciplinary matters.

Dr. Pastor is currently an Assistant Professor in Public Safety Administration at Calumet College of St. Joseph and president of SecureLaw Ltd., a public safety and security consulting firm.

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  • File Size: 5065 KB
  • Print Length: 632 pages
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 1 edition (October 17, 2006)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000W8016S
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Law Book May 17, 2013
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This book primarily consists of real legal cases that pertain to each chapter/subject. Great book for the Law Student’s library. My complaint is that the used book I bought had coffee stains through the first 5 chapters. I guess torts of a personal nature (chapter 5) put the prior owner to sleep. I hope that was coffee….it could have made them sick.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you are a security manager... October 20, 2012
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This book is mostly legal cases but they are very relevant to the security world. It's not a difficult read if you have a basic understanding of law. You don't need to have taken a law class or be an attorney to understand this book. What you do need are 1) a desire to learn a bit of security law and some of the law methods, and 2) a desire to learn about some of the key legal cases that can impact interpretation of laws in security operations. Understanding these few cases will help the security manager understand some of the possible legal nuances of laws that directly impact security. Pastor breaks each case down into easily digested pieces for impacts against the case, law and the correlation between the two.

I definitely recommend this book to Security Managers, Security Management students and Attorneys who have clients involved security operations. Any of these people will benefit from understanding the information Pastor presents in this book. This book already has a permanent place in my library of security management books in my office, one that I've used more than once.
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Dr. James F. Pastor consults, writes and speaks on a variety of public safety and security issues. He also serves as an expert witness and consulting expert in police, public safety, premises liability and security matters. He approaches these topics in a critical and substantive manner, being conversant in both the conceptual and practical applications of public safety and security.

Dr. Pastor is an Associate Professor of Public Safety at Calumet College of St. Joseph, and President of SecureLaw Ltd., a Chicago based public safety and security consulting firm. In addition, Dr. Pastor is an adjunct instructor at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Roswell, NM, teaching Security Technology classes to officials from policing agencies throughout the world. He previously taught for Northwestern University-Center for Public Safety, and in the graduate Security Management program at Webster University.

Dr. Pastor practiced law for fifteen years, with an established public safety niche. In his law practice, Attorney Pastor has represented four security firms, and two police unions. Previously, he also worked in the security alarm industry, where he served as the Legal Counsel/Operational Auditor for SecurityLink and as Legal Advisor/Senior Consultant at the Office of International Criminal Justice/Security Programs based in the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Prior to these experiences, Dr. Pastor started his career with the Chicago Police Department. He served as an Assistant Department Advocate, representing the department in internal disciplinary matters. Previously, he served as a Tactical Police Officer in the Gang Crime Enforcement Unit, focusing on gang, drug and weapon violations throughout the south side of Chicago. In addition, he served in a number of environments as a security officer, including The Art Institute of Chicago, The Ritz Carlton, First Illinois Center, Lettuce Entertainment restaurants, and in several other entertainment, sports and concert facilities.

Dr. Pastor holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His dissertation was entitled: Assessing the Functional & Constitutional Implications of Private Security Patrols on Public Streets. Attorney Pastor also has a J.D., from The John Marshall Law School; an M.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where his thesis was entitled: A Critical Analysis of Terrorism, and has a B.S. in Law Enforcement Administration and in Sociology from Western Illinois University.

He is the author of three books: Terrorism & Public Safety Policing: Implications on the Obama Presidency, Taylor & Francis (2009), Security Law & Methods, Butterworth-Heinemann (2006), and The Privatization of Police in America: An Analysis and Case Study, McFarland & Company (2003). He also published a chapter entitled: Private Policing on Public Environments in the ASIS International Protection of Assets (POA) manual, which is considered the "bible" of the security industry, and wrote several other articles on security, policing and public safety.


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