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Introduction to Emergency Management, Enhanced

  • 5th Edition
  • September 5, 2014
  • George Haddow + 2 more
  • English
  • eBook
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Introduction to Emergency Management, Fifth Edition, offers a fully up-to-date analysis of US emergency management principles. In addition to expanding coverage of risk management in a time of climate change and terrorism, Haddow, Bullock, and Coppola discuss the impact of new emergency management technologies, social media, and an increasing focus on recovery. They examine the effects of the 2012 election results and discuss FEMA’s controversial National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Introduction to Emergency Management, Fifth Edition, gives instructors and students the best textbook content, instructor-support materials, and online resources to prepare future EM professionals for this demanding career.

Engineering Education

  • 1st Edition
  • September 5, 2014
  • J. Paulo Davim
  • English
  • eBook
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Information about engineering education is highly relevant for improving communication between professors, researchers and students in engineering schools, institutions, laboratories and industry. Technological change is fundamental to the development of education systems. Engineering Education emphasises curriculum development, pedagogy and didactic aspects of engineering education, covering relevant aspects from more classical engineering courses such as mechanical, manufacturing, industrial, chemical, environmental, civil and systems courses, to more contemporary courses including nano-engineering and bioengineering along with information on sustainable development in the context of engineering education.

Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Constructs

  • 1st Edition
  • September 4, 2014
  • Gregory J. Boyle + 2 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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  • eBook
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Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Constructs assists researchers and practitioners by identifying and reviewing the best scales/measures for a variety of constructs. Each chapter discusses test validity, reliability, and utility. Authors have focused on the most often used and cited scales/measures, with a particular emphasis on those published in recent years. Each scale is identified and described, the sample on which it was developed is summarized, and reliability and validity data are presented, followed by presentation of the scale, in full or in part, where such permission has been obtained. Measures fall into five broad groups. The emotional disposition section reviews measures of general affective tendencies, and/or cognitive dispositions closely linked to emotion. These measures include hope and optimism, anger and hostility, life satisfaction, self-esteem, confidence, and affect dimensions. Emotion regulation scales go beyond general dispositions to measure factors that may contribute to understanding and managing emotions. These measures include alexithymia, empathy, resiliency, coping, sensation seeking, and ability and trait emotional intelligence. The interpersonal styles section introduces some traditional social–psychological themes in the context of personality assessment. These measures include adult attachment, concerns with public image and social evaluation, and forgiveness. The vices and virtues section reflects adherence to moral standards as an individual characteristic shaped by sociocultural influences and personality. These measures include values and moral personality, religiosity, dark personalities (Machiavellianism,narcissism, and subclinical psychopathy), and perfectionism. The sociocultural interaction and conflict section addresses relationships between different groups and associated attitudes. These measures include cross-cultural values, personality and beliefs, intergroup contact, stereotyping and prejudice, attitudes towards sexual orientation, and personality across cultures.

Smart Security: Understanding and Contributing to the Business

  • 1st Edition
  • September 4, 2014
  • J. David Quilter
  • English
  • eBook
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Smart Security: Understanding and Contributing to the Business is a video presentation. Length: 68 minutes.In Smart Security: Understanding and Contributing to the Business, presenter J. David Quilter demonstrates the benefits of how a fully integrated security program increases business profits and delivers smart security practices at the same time. The presentation does away with the misconception that security is only an expense. In fact, a well-integrated security program can protect business interests, thereby enhancing productivity and net income. Quilter covers cost analysis and security measures and metrics, along with how to demonstrate return on investment and leverage executive leadership. The practices and tools discussed in this presentation will reduce business losses and help improve security and operations.Smart Security: Understanding and Contributing to the Business is a part of Elsevier’s Security Executive Council Risk Management Portfolio, a collection of real world solutions and "how-to" guidelines that equip executives, practitioners, and educators with proven information for successful security and risk management programs.

Integrated Security Systems Design

  • 2nd Edition
  • September 3, 2014
  • Thomas L. Norman
  • English
  • Hardback
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  • eBook
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Integrated Security Systems Design, 2nd Edition, is recognized as the industry-leading book on the subject of security systems design. It explains how to design a fully integrated security system that ties together numerous subsystems into one complete, highly coordinated, and highly functional system. With a flexible and scalable enterprise-level system, security decision makers can make better informed decisions when incidents occur and improve their operational efficiencies in ways never before possible.The revised edition covers why designing an integrated security system is essential and how to lead the project to success. With new and expanded coverage of network architecture, physical security information management (PSIM) systems, camera technologies, and integration with the Business Information Management Network, Integrated Security Systems Design, 2nd Edition, shows how to improve a security program’s overall effectiveness while avoiding pitfalls and potential lawsuits.

Handbook of Game Theory

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 4
  • September 3, 2014
  • Petyon Young + 1 more
  • English
  • Hardback
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  • eBook
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The ability to understand and predict behavior in strategic situations, in which an individual’s success in making choices depends on the choices of others, has been the domain of game theory since the 1950s. Developing the theories at the heart of game theory has resulted in 8 Nobel Prizes and insights that researchers in many fields continue to develop. In Volume 4, top scholars synthesize and analyze mainstream scholarship on games and economic behavior, providing an updated account of developments in game theory since the 2002 publication of Volume 3, which only covers work through the mid 1990s.

Personnel Protection: Kidnapping Issues and Policies

  • 1st Edition
  • September 2, 2014
  • Jerome Miller + 1 more
  • English
  • eBook
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Personnel Protection: Kidnapping Issues and Policies is a video presentation. Length: 9 minutes.In Personnel Protection: Kidnapping Issues and Policies, presenters Jerome Miller and Radford Jones discuss the issue of kidnapping as it relates to an executive security program. It covers the risks for kidnapping of the executive or executive’s family members, along with strategies for creating a sound corporate kidnapping policy. The presenters also discuss what kind of response the organization should make during a kidnapping, as the first hours immediately following are always critical to a successful resolution.This presentation is one of 11 modules in the Personnel Protection presentation series, which is designed for companies considering an executive security program or for companies with an executive security program already in place. Other topics in this series include: concepts of executive security; advance procedures; the executive threat assessment profile; residential security; security personnel; security procedures for worksite, aircraft, and vehicle operations; and executive compensation issues, including IRS requirements.The Personnel Protection presentation series is a part of Elsevier’s Security Executive Council Risk Management Portfolio, a collection of real world solutions and "how-to" guidelines that equip executives, practitioners, and educators with proven information for successful security and risk management programs.

Discovering the Total Cost of Security to the Enterprise

  • 1st Edition
  • September 2, 2014
  • Richard Lefler
  • English
  • eBook
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Discovering the Total Cost of Security to the Enterprise is a video presentation. Length: 29 minutes.In Discovering the Total Cost of Security to the Enterprise, presenter Richard Lefler discusses what security actually costs an organization in terms of operating, variable, and mandatory costs. Each of the three types of security costs are defined and expanded upon in this presentation. Lefler also explains how certain industry sectors have increasing variable and operating costs, along with the reasons behind these trends. The presentation also covers mandatory spend versus discretionary spend, chief security officer management (CSO) trends, and the critical next steps for CSOs.Discovering the Total Cost of Security to the Enterprise is a part of Elsevier’s Security Executive Council Risk Management Portfolio, a collection of real world solutions and "how-to" guidelines that equip executives, practitioners, and educators with proven information for successful security and risk management programs.

Preventing Workplace Violence: A Training Guide for Managers and Supervisors

  • 1st Edition
  • September 2, 2014
  • Rosalind Jackson
  • English
  • eBook
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Preventing Workplace Violence: A Training Guide for Managers and Supervisors is a video presentation. Length: 25 minutes.In Preventing Workplace Violence: A Training Guide for Managers and Supervisors, presenter Rosalind W. Jackson provides the fundamentals of workplace violence prevention, including initial program development. This presentation explains the components needed to develop a good baseline program, and focuses on recognizing patterns of unacceptable behavior. It addresses policy development and expert consultation considerations, along with the use of education and team coordination. The presentation also includes a sample workplace violence policy statement, and discusses the impact of workplace violence on the business.Preventing Workplace Violence: A Training Guide for Managers and Supervisors is a part of Elsevier’s Security Executive Council Risk Management Portfolio, a collection of real world solutions and "how-to" guidelines that equip executives, practitioners, and educators with proven information for successful security and risk management programs.

Personal Security: Keeping Yourself and Your Family Safe

  • 1st Edition
  • September 2, 2014
  • Rosalind Jackson
  • English
  • eBook
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Personal Security: Keeping Yourself and Your Family Safe is a video presentation. Length: 26 minutes.In Personal Security: Keeping Yourself and Your Family Safe, presenter Rosalind W. Jackson provides personal security guidelines for securing your workplace, home, and automobile. This presentation addresses topics such as assault prevention and deterrence, physical resistance, and personal safety techniques. It also covers issues such as theft and harassment, and provides safety tips for automated teller machines (ATMs), hotels, elevators, automobiles, and at home with children. It touches on safety issues unique to children, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, and what to do following an attack. This presentation is an excellent resource for security professionals and non-security professionals alike.Personal Security: Keeping Yourself and Your Family Safe is a part of Elsevier’s Security Executive Council Risk Management Portfolio, a collection of real world solutions and "how-to" guidelines that equip executives, practitioners, and educators with proven information for successful security and risk management programs.