ADJ 150 Syllabus


Division:  Arts and Sciences                                                                                                Date:  February 2014   


Curricula in Which Course is Taught:    Administration of Justice


Course Number and Title:      ADJ 150, Introduction to Security Administration


Credit Hours:   3          Hours/Wk Lecture:  3             Hours/Wk Lab:            Lec/Lab:

I.              Catalog Description:  Introduces the student to the field of private security—its histories, structures, functions, and personnel; surveys the principles and practices of security administration.  Lecture:  3        hours per week.


II.            Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught:

ADJ 150 is a first semester course and is a required course for those pursuing the protective services (private security) specialization within DCC’s Administration of Justice program.  ADJ 150 does not require any special experience, prerequisites or corequisites.


III.           Required Background:

ENG 111 eligibility


IV.          Course Content:


A.               Origins of Private Security

B.               Career Opportunities

C.               Security Education and Training

D.               Security’s Role

E.               Proprietary Security

F.                Security and the Law

G.               Risk Analysis

H.               Outer Defenses

I.                  The Inner Defenses

J.                Fire Protection, Safety and Emergency Planning

K.               Internal Theft Controls

L.                Personnel Policies for Internal Security

M.               Insurance

N.               Retail Security

O.               Cargo Security

P.               Computer Security

Q.               Specific Security Threats

R.               Workplace Violence

S.               Drugs in the Workplace

T.                Security: Its Problems, Its Future

V.           Learner Outcomes


The student

VII.   Evaluation

A.               will understand industrial, governmental, and private sector security issues

B.               will understand the unique duties and responsibilities of the private security officer

C.               will learn the meaning of protection of assets and deterrence measures designed to reduce private as well as public losses from criminal activity

D.               will understand the unique language associated with private civil liability, assets protection measures and other assets counter-measures

E.               will be aware of various private security and loss prevention career opportunities

Students will be evaluated by quizzes, examinations and papers on special projects as determined by faculty.


All students must complete systematic writing assignments beyond examinations as defined by faculty.


All written assignments will be assessed for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and consistency according to the conventions of standard English.


VII.          This course supports the following objectives:


DCC Educational Objectives:


Critical Thinking

Cultural and Social Understanding