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The Handbook for School Safety and Security


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A collection of essays from industry-leading experts on all aspects of school safety and security.

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PART 1: APPROACHES AND BEST PRACTICES FOR SCHOOL CRIME PREVENTION Chapter 1: Best Practices: A Sixteen-Point Master Plan Chapter 2: Threats and Hazards at Educational Institutions Chapter 3: Risk Assessment and Prevention for K-12 Schools Chapter 4: CPTED Applications for Schools Chapter 5: An Overview of School Safety and Security Chapter 6: Empowerment of Crisis Management in Emergencies Chapter 7: Prevention and Safety Issues Chapter 8: Think Prevention and Think Safety Chapter 9: Understanding How to Use the Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) and the Layers of Protection Analysis for K-12 Schools Chapter 10: Mass Notification Requirements for Our Children's Schools Chapter 11: You Get What You Pay For (Or, When Free is Not Really Free) Chapter 12: An Access Control Template for K-12 Schools Chapter 13: "Crime Risk" versus "Feeling Safe" in Schools: True and False Risk Assessment in Schools Chapter 14: Partnering with Local First Responders and Public Safety Officials Chapter 15: Emergency Management Procedures Chapter 16: Policies and Procedures for Schools PART 2: APPROACHES TO PHYSICAL SECURITY Chapter 17: An Overview of Physical Security Technology for Schools Chapter 18: Hardware Function Choices and Lockdown Procedures Chapter 19: Security Lighting for Schools Chapter 20: Intrusion Detection Systems for Schools Chapter 21: Video Technology Overview Chapter 22: Access Control, Access Badges, and Biometrics Characteristics Chapter 23: Fire Alarm Systems for Schools PART 3: APPROACHES TO OPERATIONAL ISSUES AND SPECIFIC THREATS AND SOLUTIONS Chapter 24: A Look at School Security in Australia Chapter 25: Prevention of Crime in and around High Schools Chapter 26: Operational Issues, Threats, and Solutions Chapter 27: 100 Things You Need to Know about School Security Appendix: ASIS International's List of School Security Websites, Associations and Organizations, and Publications

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Lawrence J. Fennelly is an internationally recognized authority on crime prevention, security planning and analysis, and on the study of how environmental factors (CPTED), physical hardware, alarms, lighting, site design, management practices, litigation consultants, security policies and procedures, and guard management contribute to criminal victimization.Mr. Fennelly was previously employed with Apollo Security, Computershare, Inc., as well as a sergeant at Harvard College, employed by the Harvard University Police Department in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was trained as a crime prevention specialist and served in this capacity for over 21 years at Harvard. He was also the department's training officer and assistant court officer. As part of his role as an officer at Harvard, Larry also was a deputy sheriff in both Suffolk and Middlesex counties (Massachusetts). Mr. Fennelly is a frequent speaker and lecturer on CPTED, physical security, school crime, and other issues. He serves as an expert witness who works closely with attorneys in defense as well as plaintiff cases, assisting in case preparation, offering knowledgeable questions to ask the opposing side, etc. He has also done a considerable amount of consultant work throughout the United States. His experience ranges from identifying vulnerabilities to conducting security and lighting surveys, working with architects to design and implement security, and developing long range guard training programs and risk assessments of various facilities.He is also a prolific author. His titles include such well-known security books as "Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design," "Effective Physical Security," and "Handbook of Loss Prevention and Crime Prevention." Marianna A. Perry is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) through ASIS International and has 35+ years of progressive experience in law enforcement, physical security, safety and loss control. Marianna received her B.A. Degree from Bellarmine University and her Master's Degree from Eastern Kentucky University. She is a safety and security consultant and is a frequent presenter at the annual ASIS International Seminar. She is also adjunct faculty at Sullivan University in the Department of Justice and Public Safety Administration. Marianna is a former trooper and detective with the Kentucky State Police and was previously the Director of the National Crime Prevention Institute (NCPI) at the University of Louisville. She is a member of the ASIS International School Safety and Security Council as well as the Women in Security Council. Her recent books (with Larry Fennelly) are titled, The Handbook for School Safety and Security & Security for Colleges and Universities.


"These thought leaders bring together twenty industry subject matter experts to provide a comprehensive view of current best practices and procedures for K-12 schools. ...Based on my opinion and also the reviews below, I give The Handbook for School Safety and Security, 1st Edition Best Practices and Procedures FIVE stars." --International Foundation for Protection Officers "This reviewer recommends the work for the seasoned security professional. It contains good, relevant information." --ASIS Dynamics "...provide a wealth of practical information and procedures for school staffs and administrators to secure K-12 schools against a spectrum of threats..." --Journal of Counterterrorism and Homeland Security International "The compendium contains 27 chapters, about half of which are new...They are full of timely info, mostly for K-12 use." --Security Letter "... it goes through US laws and rules, but it's worthwhile reading for anyone in school and university campus protection....the book has some pithy sections that anyone in security can read with profit..." --Professional Security Magazine Online, Sep 03, 2014

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