Chapter 1

Introduction to Security


The history of security is presented in this chapter by highlighting common laws developed in England. Private security in the United States began in 1857, when the Pinkerton Detective Agency was formed. Definitions that pertain to the various aspects of security are reviewed. Lastly, it is emphasized that security should be considered as more service oriented rather than approaching it from a “tough-guy” perspective.


Al Qaeda; ASIS; Bow Street Runners; Common law; John Wayne syndrome; King's Peace
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