SEMINAR ARTICLE

Books, Coins, Shirts, and More

Tuesday, September 4 - 12:22pm

This year only, items commemorating the 35th Anniversary of Certification can be purchased at the ASIS International Bookstore just off the bridge outside Exhibit Hall A on the 200 Level. Special coins have been designed to mark this significant milestone. One coin bears the unique 35th Anniversary logo, and three others are engraved with the CPP, PCI, and PSP logos. These certification coins can be purchased separately or as a group. Golf shirts in four colors are also available, once again, this year only. The shirts are emblazoned with the anniversary logo and the certification abbreviations.

Other items with the distinctive ASIS logo are also on the shelves, including shirts, jackets, hats, pens, mugs, and bags. (ISC)2 also has books and signature items in the bookstore.

There’s nothing like thumbing through a book to decide whether it’s worth adding to your library. To make the best choices, stop at the bookstore to find the print resources you’ll need to continue your exploration of all facets of the security industry. Why not pick up one of these new releases?

Eyewitness Identification: A Police Perspective. By Sergeant Paul B. Carroll (Ret.) and Captain Ken Patenaude (Ret.). Published in 2011 by Patenaude Press (ASIS Catalog #2000); $39 (members), $43 (nonmembers) - Eyewitness identification has been the primary piece of evidence used in trials across the country for more than a century. Since the advent of DNA technology, however, more than 275 convicted felons have been exonerated. A dual injustice occurs when an innocent person is convicted while the guilty person is still free to commit more crimes.This book reviews the use of eyewitness evidence in criminal investigations, discusses the problems that law enforcement faces, and offers suggestions to overcome those problems.

Investigations in the Workplace, Second Edition. By Eugene F. Ferraro, CPP, PCI; Published in 2012 by CRC Press (ASIS Catalog #2002); $79 (members), $87 (nonmembers) - This book provides both novices and experienced investigators with insightful and useful information on the proper investigation of workplace crime and misconduct. Gleaned from the author’s nearly three decades of experience, the book dispels common myths and presents new approaches, methods, and strategies. This new edition has been revised and updated with more methods, techniques, and case studies as well as new diagrams, checklists, and visuals. Each chapter begins with key learning points and is supplemented with boxed tips, traps, and common mistakes.

First Responders Guide to Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD): Practical Techniques and Procedures for Responding to a Terrorist Incident Involving WMD, Second Edition. By Lt. Colonel Jeffrey A. Adams (U.S. Army, Ret.); published in 2011 by ASIS International (ASIS Catalog #1950); $34 (members), $48 (nonmembers). This item is also available on Kindle from Amazon.com - The threatened use of weapons of mass destruction against the United States continues to be a reality. As a result, the need for WMD threat planning and response remains a high priority for local, state, and federal authorities. This book is a concise reference for the first responder who may be called to a site where WMDs have been employed. It is also a primer for the average citizen desiring practical information on threat agents and procedures for surviving a terrorist attack involving WMDs. It covers a range of nuclear, radiological, chemical, and biological weapons.

Cargo Theft, Loss Prevention, and Supply Chain Security. By Dan Burges, CPP; Published in 2012 by Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann (ASIS Catalog #2015), $74 (ASIS members), $83 (nonmembers) - Part history of cargo theft, part analysis, and part how-to guide, this book sheds light on the full magnitude of cargo theft and outlines steps companies can take to secure their supply chain. The author includes cargo theft statistics and outlines ways to identify the weakest links in the supply chain and customize a security program to help prevent thefts and recover losses. Downstream costs, including efficiency losses, customer dissatisfaction, and product recalls, are discussed in detail. The book concludes with a methodology for customizing a supply chain security program as well as an in-depth analysis of common supply chain security problems.

Aviation and Maritime Security Intelligence. By Hassan N. Eltaher; Published in 2012 by E&W Communications (ASIS Catalog #2014); $35 (members), $29 (nonmembers) - This book centers on the intelligence function and concentrates on security intelligence within transportation security and considers threats with a political agenda to be no different from threats with a criminal intent. Since the best protection starts with prevention, the book discusses practical means for preempting threats to the aviation and maritime sectors.

Managing Spontaneous Community Volunteers in Disasters: A Field Manual. By Lisa Orloff; Published in 2011 by CRC Press (ASIS Catalog #1979); $79 (members), $87 (nonmembers) - While history has identified a need for improved coordination during emergencies, it has also demonstrated that community volunteers positively impact their neighborhoods during times of crisis. The author lays out the rationale and process by which emergency managers, community leaders, and nongovernmental aid organizations can effectively collaborate and integrate unaffiliated community volunteers. The book shows how leaders can integrate local volunteers into any emergency response. Protocols and flexible management solutions are outlined to ensure safe and effective planning and execution. Work templates in the book can be modified to suit the needs of any community.
 

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