SCMT371 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Security Management
Course Code: SCMT371 Course ID: 2561 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course assesses legal and ethical issues that inevitably affect security managers. It examines dimensions of security management including pertinent points of civil and criminal law, personnel law and obligations, negotiations, contract management, constitutional rights of individuals, legal compliance, liability, ethical standards and dilemmas, and decision-making.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|01/25/21 - 07/02/21||07/05/21 - 08/29/21||Summer 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|02/22/21 - 07/30/21||08/02/21 - 09/26/21||Summer 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|03/29/21 - 09/03/21||09/06/21 - 10/31/21||Summer 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|04/26/21 - 10/01/21||10/04/21 - 11/28/21||Fall 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|05/21/21 - 10/29/21||11/01/21 - 12/26/21||Fall 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
CO-1: Examine the historical foundations of private security.
CO-2: Demonstrate a working knowledge of case law as it applies to security professionals;
CO-3: Identify the similarities and differences between public law enforcement and private security forces as they pertain to search and seizure, the exclusionary rule and the concept of being “on” and “off-duty”.
CO-4: Assess the role the federal government plays in regulating the private security industry.
CO-5: Interpret legal and ethical issues in security.
Each week, a discussion question is provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings. Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to two or more classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.
Each assignment should reflect the student’s critical thinking skills and their understanding of the terms, concepts, and theories from the assigned readings.
|Discussion Forums||20.00 %|
|Week 1 Forum||2.50 %|
|Week 2 Forum||2.50 %|
|Week 3 Forum||2.50 %|
|Week 4 Forum||2.50 %|
|Week 5 Forum||2.50 %|
|Week 6 Forum||2.50 %|
|Week 7 Forum||2.50 %|
|Week 8 Forum||2.50 %|
|Assignment 1||16.00 %|
|Assignment 2||16.00 %|
|Assignment 3||16.00 %|
|Assignment 4||16.00 %|
|Final Assignment||16.00 %|
Nemeth, C. Private Security and The Law-4th Edition, copyright Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann 2011ISBN 10: 0123869226 / 0-12-386922-6
ISBN 13: 9780123869227
Encyclopedia of Ethics Failures, DOD Office of General Counsel Standards of Conduc Office (Located in Resources area under Course Tools)
|Book Title:||Private Security and Law, 4th ed.-E-book available in the APUS Online Library|
|Book Title:||To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #.|
|Author:||No Author Specified|
Not current for future courses.