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CJS 310 Introduction to Security Management

This course explores the past, current and future trends in security management. The basic concepts, tools and practices that comprise security management are examined. Students learn how to identify and minimize risk in a private setting. They also learn the basics of physical security and access control as well as how to identify potential liability in the security field. In addition, this course examines various career opportunities in security management.


4 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 16, 2017 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Critically analyze an environment from a safety/security perspective and identify security threats at a variety of levels.
  • Describe and analyze the impact of globalization on security services.
  • Describe different types of security organizations and distinguish the key areas in which private security differs from public police.
  • Demonstrate and improve critical thinking and communication skills.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the roles and functions various criminal justice professionals play in the criminal justice system.