The Critical Difference™


Private Security and Public Safety:
A Community-Based Approach

K. C. Poulin, Critical Intervention Services
Charles P. Nemeth, California University of Pennsylvania
ISBN: 0-13-112374-2
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Copyright: 2005
Format: Cloth; 350 pp
Status: Published 07/09/2004
US: $46.67

Security Management Magazine Review – December 11, 2004


“This book examines the concept of private security companies providing community-oriented crime prevention on a contract basis. Borrowing heavily from the experience of security practitioners, it is rich in detail, well thought-out, and comprehensive–a close look at a bold new way to protect neighborhoods with a high risk of crime… …All told, this book ably describes an important experiment in private sector community policing, but it certainly would have served the security industry better had it explored competing ideas as well.”

–Security Management Magazine Review by Ross Johnson, CPP


This book was published by Prentice Hall outlining the everyday activities and efforts of Critical Intervention Services and its methodologies for reclaiming and rehabilitating high crime communities. The concept called Community and Character Based Protection Initiative is the main focus of the book.

For courses in Introduction to Security

This text provides an overview of the functions of the private security industry, focusing on the industry’s expanding role in the delivery of community law enforcement. The text examines recent innovations and strategies employed by the private security industry and discusses how the industry may be better equipped to deal effectively with crime than traditional public law enforcement agencies.

It can be purchased from the following sources:

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      • Prentice Hall
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      • S2 Safety & Intelligence Institute (Best Price)

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