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Spring 2019

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CRJ120 - Introduction to Security

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Presents a broad foundation for the range of protective services. Studies the historical aspects of security, and techniques of prevention, protection, enforcement, detection, safety and emergency services. Explores the role of security and safety and their relationship to the Criminal Justice System. Examines symptoms, causes and possible solutions to security problems and issues. Eligibility for NYS Pre-Assignment Certification as a security guard. Spring only.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1.Trace the evolution and role of public and private security in the United States.
2.Explain the significance of risk analysis in the field of security by identifying the fundamental principles necessary to conduct a risk analysis and security survey, developing a plan for conducting a risk analysis outside the classroom, and conducting and presenting a risk analysis and security survey at an approved location. *
3.Summarize the fundamentals of security.
4.Explain the need for preparedness in the field of security.
5.Identify the legal aspects and legal requirements for security officers and explain how these legal requirements affect a security officer’s responsibilities.
6.Describe various contemporary concerns and future challenges of public and private security by identifying current and future issues facing private security including the Code of Ethics, employment opportunities and cooperative efforts of providing public safety between the public and private sector.
7.Demonstrate communication skills appropriate to the security field by communicating information orally in an effective manner and presenting written information employing proper grammar, spelling and structure.

* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.

Content Outline:
I. The Historical Development of Security

II. Security Education and Professional Development

III. Private Security and Crime Prevention Resources

IV. Security Personnel

V. Risk Management: Risk Analysis and Security Surveys

VI. Fire Prevention and Safety

VII. Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

VIII. Crime and the Threat Environment

IX. Crime Prevention: Primary Zones of Protection

X. Crime Prevention and Secondary Zones of Protection

XI. Crime Prevention and Tertiary Zones of Protection

XII. Legal Aspects of Private Security

XIII. NYS Pre-Assignment Training Course for Security Guards

XIV. Private Security Career Orientation

Effective Term: Spring 2016