The Handbook of Security – Second Edition

Meschede The fully revised second edition of The Handbook of Security provides the most comprehensive analysis of scholarly security debates and issues to date. Including contributions from some of the world’s leading scholars, it explores a range of issues and debates that impact our understanding of how security is provided.

Consisting of over forty chapters, the volume considers an array of topics such as workplace crime, terrorism, organised crime and counterfeiting, and applies discussions of crime and security to a variety of sectors including retail, finance, and tourism. The handbook includes a new section on approaches to researching security through ethnography, systematic reviews and meta-analysis. In later sections, it analyses security products and services such as guards, alarms and CCTV, as well as the management of security where chapters focus on crisis management, partnerships and regulation. The final section critiques security using various approaches including critical security studies, professionalisation and ethics.

Informed by disciplines including environmental science, criminology, politics and economics, The Handbook of Security is essential reading for all those engaged with the security world.

The Handbook of Security – Edited by Martin Gill – Will be Published 8th August 2014

For more information about the Handbook and the topics it includes visit the Palgrave Macmillan website

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