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Fall 2021

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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 the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Discuss how the role of private security in the United States has evolved over time.
2. Identify the fundamental principles of risk analysis.
3. Identify the fundamental principles of a security survey.
4. Summarize the fundamentals of security.
5. Explain the need for ongoing training and readiness in the field of security.
6. Explain how the legal requirements of a security officer affect their duties.
7. Describe how ethics are applied in the security field.
8. Describe various cooperative efforts between public and private entities.
9. Summarize a variety of current and evolving challenges in the security field.
10. Communicate effectively with familiarity of security issues.


Effective Term: Fall 2019