Whether the cause of a disaster is a terrorist or criminal attack, fire emergency, civil or geographic disruption, or major electrical or electronic failure, security professionals must be aware of how such a crisis would affect all they are employed to protect. This book examines emergencies that may confront security and business continuity.
Loss Prevention. The Emergency Procedure Plan. Specific Threats and Emergencies. Critical Business Threats That Cause Emergency Situations. Terrorism. Weapons of Mass Destruction of the First Class. Weapons of Mass Destruction of the Second Class. Other Serious Emergencies That Can Become a Disaster. Computer Theft and Sabotage. The Protection of Proprietary Information. Natural, Accidental, and Intentional Occurrences. Natural and Common Environmental Occurrences. Accidental, Intentional, or Unintentional Acts. Accidental Occurrences and Medical Emergencies. Infectious and Health Hazards. Fire Science and Fire Classification. Fire Emergency. Fire Safety Procedures and Guidelines. The Disaster Management Process. Disaster Management of the Incident. Terrorism and Violence. Violence in the Workplace. The Documentation of Poor Performance or Abnormal Behavior. Strikes. Civil Disturbances. Familiarization with Criminal and Civil Litigation. Criminal Law. Civil Law. Criminal and Civil Liability and its Effect on Loss-Prevention Personnel. Premises Liability. Vicarious Liability. Product Liability. Contractual Liability. The Criminal and Civil Litigation Process. Privacy Rights and Civil Rights Violations. The Invasion of Privacy and Defamation. Incident Investigation. Appendix A. Appendix B. Glossary. Bibliography. Endnotes. Epilogue. Homeland Security. Web Sites.