This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the structure and operations of the private security industry, the field's evolutionary and political development and goals of private security in contemporary society. It introduces the student to the complexities of modern private security and examines related laws and strategies for premises, retail, business, employment, and information/computer security as well as investigation, surveillance and homeland security. Students will study the latest technological advances in biometrics, surveillance techniques, cyberstalking, electronic monitoring, cybercrime, computer viruses and data security. Emphasis will be placed on professionalism in the industry and forming collaborative partnerships with law enforcement agencies to solve common problems. Guest speakers from a variety of private security agencies may be scheduled as part of this course.