New Handbook of Security – Edited by Martin Gill -Out Now! Exclusive 20% discount!

Extensively updated, expanded and reorganised, this new edition of The Handbook of Security provides the most comprehensive analysis of scholarly security debates and issues to date. Informed by a range of disciplines, including environmental science, criminology, politics and economics, it brings together contributions from some of the world’s leading scholars to explore the most important issues impacting our understanding of how security is provided.

Consisting of 44 chapters, the second edition includes over 25 brand new contributions from international experts in areas as diverse as food security, cyber security, terrorism, organised crime, intelligence, CCTV, piracy and private military companies, as well as an entirely new section on approaches to researching security through ethnography, systematic reviews and meta-analysis.

Divided into seven parts – disciplines and security, offences, crime and security in sectors, researching security, security products and services, security and its management, and critiquing security – this substantive reference work is essential reading for all those engaged with the security world.

In association with Palgrave Macmillan, Perpetuity can offer you an exclusive 20% discount on this handbook when ordering directly from the publisher. Just quote PM14TWENTY when ordering the book from Palgrave Macmillan to claim your discount.

You can order from the Palgrave website here (please note, the code is case sensitive and is requested at the end of the ordering process).

You can also email your order, quoting the code, to This code is valid until 31st October 2014.

“Martin Gill has fully updated and expanded his hugely successful Handbook of Security. This new edition brings together first-rate scholars to cover the history and nature of security, the nature of different offences and security practices in different sectors, as well as issues of management and regulation. A must-have for anyone working in this field.” – Tim Newburn, London School of Economics, UK

“Martin Gill has done more to advance the science and practice of security than anybody else around. Gill has used his considerable professional networks and knowledge of the field to assemble generalists and specialists to produce the most thorough array of chapters on security that I have seen so far.” – Marcus Felson, Texas State University, USA


“In introducing this new edition of his highly successful Handbook, Martin Gill writes that ‘studying security is an exciting place to be’. The book’s contents amply bear out his view.”

– Ronald V. Clarke, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University, USA

 “A robust collection of new research on a broad variety of contemporary security topics. I recommend it highly to the researcher, academician, and security professional. ” 

– Richard C. Hollinger, University of Florida, USA

“Security as an idea, a concern and a pursuit has dramatically reshaped, and is reshaping, social life everywhere. As it does it is transforming governance, government, and scholarship across a wide range of disciplines. This second edition of the Handbook of Security is both welcome and timely.” – Clifford Shearing, University of Cape Town, South Africa and Griffith University, Australia

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