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PSA 111 - Introduction to Security

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and ENG 001.

Description: The historic, philosophical, practical and legal bases of Security. The role of Security and the security individual in modern society, the concept of professionalism, and the relationship to public law enforcement are reviewed. A survey is made of the personnel, physical and administrative aspects of the Security field. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Criminal Justice

PSA 121 - Internal Security

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and ENG 001.

Description: Internal theft control, investigation methods including undercover, interrogation, polygraph uses, and internal developments-their causes and consequences-are explored along with major tactics, strategies and techniques used to deter and control internal theft. SUNY GHEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Criminal Justice

PSA 211 - Administration and Control of Private Security Force

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and ENG 001.

Description: The course explores the difference between public and private policing to identify what constitutes Private Security, including the role and functions, the selection of personnel, training of personnel, ethics and conduct of security personnel. The Hallcrest Report, the first comprehensive look at Private Security in more than a decade, is used to examine the resources, contributions and deficiencies of Private Security. The possible relationships with law enforcement agencies and the prospects for forging a partnership to combat crime are reviewed. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Criminal Justice

PSA 224 - Security and the Law

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and ENG 001.

Description: Course focuses on the various legal components applicable to Security personnel. Available sources of authority, powers, and legal restrictions are analyzed in-depth. Probable cause, the single biggest issue affecting false arrest, is thoroughly reviewed. Arrest, search and seizure, detention, interrogation and the use of force are thoroughly discussed. Special emphasis is placed on criminal and civil sanctions that can be invoked against Security personnel who abuse their authority. Ramifications of tort liability will be examined. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Criminal Justice

PSA 225 - Introduction to Emergency Management

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and ENG 001.

Description: A study of emergency management, this course provides an overview of the Department of Homeland Security's National Incident Management System (NIMS). This course examines the United States Government Interagency Domestic Terrorism Concept of Operations (CONPLAN). It emphasizes the roles of Federal, State, and Local Agencies working effectively and efficiently together to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from domestic incidents, regardless of cause, size, or complexity. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Criminal Justice

PSA 231 - Arson Investigation Safety Management OSHA (Federal and State)

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and ENG 001.

Description: A study of arson, its prevention, detection, investigation and control. The course examines occupational and environmental hazards, injuries and diseases, including toxic materials, radiation exposure, pollution and occupational diseases. OSHA, the safety enforcement agency, is reviewed, both at the Federal and state level. Its purpose and effectiveness is thoroughly analyzed. The course emphasizes the need for safety management in both the public sector and the work place. The genesis of workers' compensation law, its effectiveness, and present day status is assessed. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Criminal Justice

PSA 241 - Research Problems in Security

Prerequisites: Completion of RDG 001 and ENG 001. At least nine credits of Criminal Justice and/or Private Security Administration.

Description: (Dual listed with CRJ 212). This seminar type course offers the student an opportunity to examine specific issues, conflicts or controversies in one or more of the following discipline areas: law enforcement, loss prevention, courts, and corrections. An interdisciplinary approach is stressed for a broader understanding. Each student is required to complete a research project under the direction of the instructor in the student's chosen area of examination. SUNY GEN ED-n/a; NCC GEN ED-n/a

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Criminal Justice

PSA 295 - Independent Study-Security Administration

Description: Formerly PSA 699. Students who have completed PSA 699 will not receive credit for PSA 295.

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Criminal Justice