3.1 Context

“Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer.” – Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer.

This chapter will give readers an understanding of some of the ranges of laws, regulations, codes of practice, guidelines and procedures, which impact on the role of a security practitioner. Much of the following material is focused upon the UK legal system, which is a foundation to many legal systems around the world. Readers beyond UK legal domains are advised at all times to reflect upon what they are learning, and conduct further research, in order to fully understand legal compliance in their country or theatre of operation. Towards the end of this chapter we will take ...

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