LAW240 - Security and Crime Prevention

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Subject Title
Security and Crime Prevention

Subject Description
The continued rise in crime against business and industry has seen an expected growth in the security industry in Canada. This subject will provide the student with a sound base of knowledge and understanding of the theories and practical methods used in the continued effort to eliminate or reduce security problems. Police Foundation students will find this material useful in community policing and crime prevention efforts.

Credit Status
This is a credit subject in Law & Security Administration and Police Foundations Programmes.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the history and evolvement of security, as well as the projected future.

2. Generalize Security's role in today's society.

3. Generalize the impact of the various Federal and Provincial statutes on the professional security person.

4. Explain the physical security measures required to protect a sensitive industrial facility.

5. Generalize basic retail security functions.

6. Generalize basic loss prevention procedures.

7. Generalize basic internal theft controls.

8. Generalize fire causes, prevention procedures and equipment.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Prescribed Texts
Fundamentals of Law & Security Administration. Rohlehr. ISBN:9781552390962. Emond Publications

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Approved by: Sandra Noble