Private Security Operations

Course Number: CRIMLJUS 2630
Course Name: Private Security Operations (Online)
Course Description: A survey of the physical, personnel and informational aspects of the security field; concept of physical information and personnel security systems integrated with management systems; controls in regard to private, public and government-owned complexes.
Prerequisites: None
Level: Undergraduate
Credits: 3
Format: Online
Program: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Registration Instructions

NOTE: The information below is representative of the course and is subject to change.  The specific details of the course will be available in the Desire2Learn course instance for the course in which a student registers.

Additional Information

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to

  • Explain the role private security has in the criminal justice system.
  • Identify the jobs, careers, and opportunities in private security.
  • Understand the legal issues and civil liability faced by private security officers

Unit Descriptions

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Private Security
  • Lesson 2: Security, Crime, and the Physical Environment
  • Lesson 3: Private Security and the Community Policing Connection
  • Lesson 4: Security Management
  • Lesson 5: Retail and Business Security
  • Lesson 6: Terrorism and Natural Disasters
  • Lesson 7: Investigating Crime
  • Lesson 8: Computer and Network Security
  • Lesson 9: Criminal Issues in Private Security
  • Lesson 10: Civil Liability Issues in Private Security
  • Lesson 11: Testifying in Court
  • Lesson 12: Drug and Alcohol Issues for Private Security
  • Lesson 13: Ethical Issues in Private Security
  • Lesson 14: Final Project Preparation
  • Lesson 15: Wrap-Up

Grading Information

Assignment Points Possible
Project 75 points
Project Outline 10 points
Discussions: Initial Post (26 @ 4 pts. each) 104 points
Discussions: Response to Others' Posts (26 @ 1 pt. each) 26 points
Weekly Assessments and Quizzes (11 @ 10 pts. each) 110 points
Midterm Exam 75 points
Final Exam 75 points
Total: 475 points


Grading Scale
A 428 - 475 points
B 380 - 427 points
C 333 - 379 points
D 285 - 332 points
F 0 - 284 points


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