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Security Science

The Theory and Practice of Security



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Security Science by Brooks

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Security Science integrates the multi-disciplined practice areas of security into a single structured body of knowledge, where each chapter takes an evidence-based approach to one of the core knowledge categories. The authors give practitioners and students the underlying scientific perspective based on robust underlying theories, principles, models or frameworks. Demonstrating the relationships and underlying concepts, they present an approach to each core security function within the context of both organizational security and homeland security. The book is unique in its application of the scientific method to the increasingly challenging tasks of preventing crime and foiling terrorist attacks. Incorporating the latest security theories and principles, it considers security from both a national and corporate perspective, applied at a strategic and tactical level. It provides a rational basis for complex decisions and begins the process of defining the emerging discipline of security science.

Author Biography

Clifton L. Smith, PhD is a retired Associate Professor of Security Science in the School ofEngineering, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia. He developed their SecurityScience programs (BS, MS, and PhD) beginning in the 1980s, and helped establish theirSecurity Science Research and Test Laboratory. He continues to conduct research in ballisticsimaging, security knowledge and understanding, biometric imaging, and security education.Professor Smith has consulted in Australia, Southeast Asia, UK and India on security trainingprograms, physical security audits, CCTV and infrared surveillance techniques, security lightingevaluation, and perimeter technology testing. David J Brooks, PhD, is Senior Lecturer and research leader at Edith Cowan University,Australia, teaching and researching Security Science. Dr. Brooks specializes in securityknowledge structure, security risk management and security technology. Past positions includethe Australian Defence Force West Australian Infrastructure Plant Contract Manager, SeniorSecurity Consultant with AMLEC House consulting group and others, and military service in theRoyal Air Force, Air Defence group. Current research involves developing the theory of entropicsecurity decay, defeat testing of security technology, use of resilience as an aid to NationalSecurity Vetting and Building Management System vulnerabilities.
Release date NZ
December 31st, 2012
Country of Publication
United States
Butterworth-Heinemann Inc
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