sec350 | undergraduate

Legal And Regulatory Issues In Security Management

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This course examines legal, regulatory, ethical, and policy issues that influence the work performance of security personnel. It also discusses the potential consequences of non-compliance for individuals and institutions.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Civil Law and Liability

    • Discuss the impact of security operations on an individual's right to privacy.
    • Review case studies that demonstrate behaviors that incur civil liability.
    • Examine how regulatory compliance, training, crime prevention and safety programs mitigate institutional liability and recognize the importance of meaningful documentation.
    • Discuss the difference between civil and criminal law.
    • Identify the fundamentals of tort law.
    • Review the elements of contract law.
    • Evaluate the potential for civil liability associated with security operations.

    Regulatory Compliance

    • Discuss the origin and authority of bureaucratic rules and regulations.
    • Identify government agencies that may regulate various aspects of security operations.
    • Describe the investigative process and sanctions associated with regulatory compliance.
    • Review OSHA and worker's compensation regulations.
    • Examine environmental regulations that impact security operations.
    • Identify fundamental fire code and life safety regulations.
    • Assess the value of developing internal investigation and compliance motivation capabilities.
    • Identify basic provisions of the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
    • Review the elements of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act and Affirmative Action.
    • Analyze the significance of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    • Describe the laws related to sexual harassment in the workplace.

    Ethical Concepts and Applications

    • Explore perceptual differences and the application ethical concepts.
    • Compare and contrast corporate social responsibility and ethics.
    • Apply traditional ethical concepts to modern business and security operations.
    • Review traditional theories of ethics.

    Policies and Procedures

    • Examine the reasons for regulating the behaviors of employees and customers in various business environments.
    • Describe the authority of an organization to develop regulatory policies and procedures.
    • Explore the appropriate procedures for enforcing institutional policies.
    • Determine the nature and types of sanctions that can be employed by private organizations.

    Authority for Public and Private Police Personnel

    • Identify the laws related to temporary detention and custodial arrest.
    • Discuss the laws that govern search and seizure.
    • Describe the use of force continuum and the authority to use force.
    • Contrast the different limitations of the authority imposed on public officers and private security personnel.
    • Evaluate the impact of the USA PATRIOT Act on security operations.
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