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Professionalization of Private Security

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Discuss the extent of security's growth in this country. List and discuss the reasons for professionalization of the field of private security?

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Growth of private security is discussed step-by-step in this solution. The response also has the sources used.

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There is a vast growth during the last 50 years in the field of private security services. The first Hallcrest report said that in 1977 the public and private security expenditures were balanced. Later updates showed that the spending on private security in the U.S. would be three times greater than expenditure on public security by the year 2000 (D. Spinellis, S. Kokolakis, S. Gritzalis, 1999).

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The reasons for professionalization of the field of private security begin with the demand that has driven the growth of private security firms and professionals. The steady increase in crime rate, the need of businesses to ...

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