ASIS Southern CT Chapter Lending Library


Books for the CPP Exam

Protection of Assets Manual

Timothy Williams, CPP, Editor

Four volumes of security information covering hundreds of key management issues. Updated monthly, this comprehensive source covers all aspects of security training including employee awareness, internal and external theft and fraud, security and civil law, investigations, ethics, alcohol and drug abuse, and more.

Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation, 7th Edition

Charles E. O’Hara and Gregory L. O’Hara

The seventh edition of this classic text continues the tradition of concentrating on the essential elements of a criminal investigation. This book introduces the reader to investigative work so that he or she will learn what is meant by a complete investigation. The reader also will become familiar with the employment of technical methods and services available to complete an investigation. Some of the new topics introduced in this edition include stalking, carjacking, home invasion robbery, drug-facilitated rape, electronic evidence collection, clandestine laboratories, and the CODIS identification system. There has been an extensive revision of the narcotics chapter to reflect the changing patterns of illegal drug use. Ecstasy, methamphetamine, dissociative anesthetics, Ritalin, oxyContin, inhalants, and anabolic steroids are some of the more commonly abused drugs that are treated here for the first time. Other enhancements include: the "Additional Reading" sections at the end of each chapter have been updated; a glossary of useful criminal investigation terms has been included; and new illustrations and tables have been added.      925 pp. 2003

Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention, 3rd Edition

Lawrence J. Fennelly, CPP, Editor

An enlightening compilation of insights from over 40 security professionals that reviews current trends and technologies. Coverage includes environmental design, fire protection, electronic safety devices, CCTV, guard forces, public relations, and more! Reviewed in Security Management, 8/96. 
552 pp. 1996

Introduction to Security, 6th Edition

Robert J. Fischer and Gion Green

The sixth edition of this classic publication upholds the book's tradition of informing readers of contemporary security issues, from security equipment and procedures to management and loss prevention theory. This new edition has been updated with the most current information available in the constantly changing security field.   537 pp. 1998

Managing Today! 2nd Edition

Stephen P. Robbins

This indispensable management text covers the essential approaches necessary to manage effectively in today's business world. This book analyzes the fundamental changes that have occurred in the economy and workplace that impact the management of every organization.   651 pp. 2000

Risk Analysis and the Security Survey, 2nd EditionRisk Analysis and the Security Survey, 2nd Edition

James F. Broder, CPP

Make your next survey or audit more than just a fact-finding mission! Learn how to uncover your organization's vulnerabilities, the dangers and threats it faces, and measure the effectiveness of your security program. Sample surveys, questionnaires, and procedural guidelines also are included for reference. This is a "must-have" resource for the security professional studying risk analysis and loss control. It also provides a sobering look at areas being overspent or under serviced.  352 pp. 2000

Security and Loss Prevention: An Introduction, 4th Edition

Philip P. Purpura, CPP

Security and Loss Prevention is designed to provide security students and professionals with an introduction to loss prevention concepts and security program implementation. This new edition has been updated and includes new coverage on: information technology (IT) as it relates to physical security; the business and careers of security and loss prevention; risk analysis; e-business loss prevention; and Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) standards. Also included are new case studies, sidebar questions, international perspectives, Web exercises, and industry links throughout the text. Written in a reader-friendly, interactive style, it serves as an essential reference to applying loss prevention theory to real-world security solutions. 
Reviewed in Security Management, 1/03.   520 pp.,  2002

The Complete Manual of Corporate and Industrial Security

by Russel L. Bintiff

This title provides the most complete and authoritative manual covering all aspects of corporate and industrial security. It covers everything security professionals need to minimize risk and implement the best possible policies and systems for building security, data security, personnel security, and product security.

Private Security in America: An Introduction

by Clifford E. Simonsen

Provides a comprehensive introduction to private security and covers the many and varied sectors and operations that comprise it. Taking a systems approach to exploring private and public security, Private Security in America provides a balanced treatment of practical examples, technology, history, documents, and research. Written in an engaging style, the book is easy-to-read and includes many tables, figures, graphs, photographs, illustrations, and more. It presents an unbiased view of a wide range of topics that makes it suitable for a wide range of readers with many points of view. An essential reference for professional security experts as well as the average reader seeking more information on issues related to private security.

Encyclopedia of Security Management

by John J. Fay, CPP, Ed.

Security managers get an authoritative resource devoted to successful management techniques and technologies. This book will familiarize you with current management trends in all areas of security within diverse industries. Practitioners will be impressed with the remarkable strides being made in security technology.

Emergency Planning Handbook , Second Edition

by ASIS Disaster Management Council

Every business should have an emergency management plan. The Emergency Planning Handbook provides guidance and direction to corporate security supervisors/managers who have emergency planning responsibilities. This new edition of the popular handbook presents an overview of recovery planning and its relative importance to an organization. It imparts planning guidance in summary form that can be adapted to and supplemented by company procedures and policies. Most organizations will experience a crisis at some point; but with an emergency plan in place, the crisis does not have to escalate to unmanageable proportions. Having a well thought-out emergency management plan can mean the difference between success and failure for a business or organization.

Effective Security Management, 4th edition

Charles A. Sennewald, CPP

Effective Security Management retains the excellent qualities that made the original and earlier editions a standard of the profession: a readable, comprehensive guide to the organization, staffing, and operation of the security function. The focus of this book is not on abstract theories but rather on practical methods, written in plain language, that can be used in managing an effective security department. The fourth edition includes a new chapter devoted to security statistics. This chapter provides the reader with an insightful understanding of the proper use of statistics information as a management tool in a broad range of activities from budget justification to crime analysis in the security environment. The author has applied modern management strategies to the concerns and problems facing every security manager.

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