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NCJ Number: NCJ 232781   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
Title: Private Security Industry: A Review of the Definitions, Available Data Sources, and Paths Moving Forward
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): Kevin Strom Ph.D. ; Marcus Berzofsky MS ; Bonnie Shook-Sa MAS ; Kelle Barrick Ph.D. ; Crystal Daye MPA ; Nicole Horstmann BS ; Susan Kinsey BS
Date Published: 2010
Page Count: 98
  Annotation: This report provides a review of the literature on private security, including major trends, demographics, collaborations with law enforcement, budgeting and licensing, legal authority and powers within private security, and security operations.
Abstract: This report provides a review of the literature on private security, including major trends, demographics, collaborations with law enforcement, budgeting and licensing, legal authority and powers within private security, and security operations. The report also presents an analysis of the availability and quality of secondary data on private security, including a review of the available private security data from government sources, commercial sources, and research or academic sources. The report examines the methodologies used to collect data on the private security industry, judges the quality of the available data, and assesses the value and feasibility of conducting one or more surveys of the private security industry in the United States. Opinions or points of view expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Main Term(s): Private police
Index Term(s): Security ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Private security officer training ; Public/private police comparisons ; BJS final report
Sponsoring Agency: Indiana University Purdue University, Research Support Funds
United States of America
Grant Number: 2009–BJ–CX–K045
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Type: Statistics ; Literature Review
Country: United States of America
Language: English
   
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