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The problem involved in this study was that of identifying major components in the field of professional security practice and determining their perceived importance as instructional content groupings for security practitioner preparatory programs. This study was undertaken by the investigator for the purpose of providing research based information which should be useful in structuring security courses and curricula for security practitioner preparatory programs. The investigator identified and grouped 67 security components by area, based upon a review of professional literature pertaining to security practice. Six Security Collegiate Faculty jurors assisted the investigator in refinement of the formulated security components by area. This resulted in majority consensus acceptance of all 67 security components, plus, three additional security components and eight editorial changes that were accepted by the investigator. All nine security areas proved to be acceptable as suitable areas for grouping the security components. The refined list of major security components was then evaluated by 17 Corporate Security Director jurors and 11 Security Textbook Author jurors according to their importance as instructional content for security practitioner preparatory programs. A rating scale ranging from one to five with the following interpretation was utilized by both juror groups for the evaluation of the security components: "Indispensible," 5; "Very Desirable," 4; "Desirable," 3; "Beneficial," 2; "Irrelevant," 1. A product moment correlation was completed as a comparative measure of association between juror group responses. The coefficient of correlation was calculated to be 0.82, which indicates fairly good agreement between juror group responses regarding importance of the content. The seventy security components were determined to have mean ratings of between 5.00 - 2.50 according to both juror groups. Thus, the security components were considered to be "Indispensible," "Very Desirable," or "Desirable," as instructional content for security practitioner preparatory programs. The security components investigated by this study represent what Security Collegiate Faculty perceive as being major security components in the field of professional security practice and how Corporate Security Directors and Security Textbook Authors perceive the components as being important as instructional content. These components are not intended to be totally inclusive but, rather, to provide baselines for curriculum and instructional efforts.
Cali, Joseph Martin, "Major Components In The Field Of Professional Security Practice." (1981). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 8563.