Title

Security science: the theory and practice of security

Document Type

Book

Publisher

Elsevier

Faculty

Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science

School

Electron Science Research Institute

RAS ID

16255

Comments

This book was originally published as: Smith, C. L., & Brooks, D. J. (2013). Security science: The theory and practice of security. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. Original book available here

Abstract

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.

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