SECR 5010: Legal and Ethical Issues in Security Management
This course is an overview of important legal and ethical issues with which the business and organizational security management professional must deal. Students examine such issues as personnel law and obligations; negotiations; contract management; constitutional rights of individuals; legal liability of security professionals and organizations; legal compliance; and ethical standards.
Must be capable of graduate work. Should have attended SECR 5000 and/or have experience in security management or have cleared attendance in advance with the instructor.
Course Level Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
- have a general explanation of their own States Court system.
- have a general explanation of the civil and criminal legal systems and the key differences.
- explain the principal/agency relationship and the exposure to liability created by the relationship.
- explain key concepts in the law that would apply constitutional protections to private security.
- explain basic concepts in tort law that touch and effect private security.
- explain basic concepts in the employer/employee relationship that impact employers.
- explain the need for training and compliance in private security law.
- recognize factual patterns that will allow the security manager to be proactive in managing risk.
- identify situations that may cause employers to be liable to third parties in a private security setting.
- apply critical thinking and solutions to factual patterns which managers might be confronted with daily in security management.
- know and explain the important terminology, facts, concepts, principles, and theories used in the field of Business and Organizational Security Management.
- apply the important terminology, facts, concepts, principles and theories in the field of Business and Organizational Security Management to analyze simple to moderately complex factual security situations.
- creatively construct and implement moderately complex Business and Organizational Security Management solutions to real organizational problems using frameworks procedures, and methods derived from the individual security discipline of Legal and Ethical Issues in Security Management.
- assess the effectiveness of their solutions by quantitatively or qualitatively measuring their results against theory-based criteria and standards of performance.
- utilize themselves as scholar-practitioners, capable of creatively synthesizing intellectual explanation of security models with methodological competencies and experience-based perceptual skills and judgment.
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The course will be concluded entirely online. Students are expected to participate in all course activities as assigned by the instructor. Course activities may include discussions, weekly assignments, quizes, case studies, and learner assessments. However, individual instructors may incorporate other activities into the course materials.
The GRADUATE catalog provides these guidelines adn grading options:
|A/A–||Superior graduate work|
|B+/B/B–||Satisfactory graduate work|
|C||Work that is barely adequate as graduate-level performance|
|CR||Work that is performed as satisfactory graduate work (B– or better). A grade of “CR” is reserved for courses designated by a department, involving internships, a thesis, practicums, or specified courses.|
|NC||Unsatisfactory graduate work (School of Education only)|
|F*||Work that is unsatisfactory *The School of Education (MAT, MA and EdS) does not utilize the “F” Grade.|
|ZF||An incomplete which was not completed within one year of the end of the course. ZF is treated the same as an F or NC for all cases involving GPA, academic warning, probation, and dismissal.|
|W||Withdrawn from the course|
A student in the School of Education may choose to receive Credit/No Credit, rather than a letter grade, by completing a grade choice form by the second week of classes. Education students must complete 33 credit hours with a B average or the equivalent.
Grades are available on the Internet to all students at the end of each scheduled term. (A hard copy is available upon request and may be requested online via the Academic Services Channel within Connections.)
University policies are provided in the current course catalog and course schedules. They are also available on the university website. This class is governed by the university’s published policies. The following policies are of particular interest:Academic Honesty
The university is committed to high standards of academic honesty. Students will be held responsible for violations of these standards. Please refer to the university’s academic honesty policies for a definition of academic dishonesty and potential disciplinary actions associated with it.Drops and Withdrawals
Please be aware that, should you choose to drop or withdraw from this course, the date on which you notify the university of your decision will determine the amount of tuition refund you receive. Please refer to the university policies on drops and withdrawals (published elsewhere) to find out what the deadlines are for dropping a course with a full refund and for withdrawing from a course with a partial refund.Special Services
If you have registered as a student with a documented disability at the Academic Resource Center (ARC) and are entitled to classroom or testing accommodations, please verify with your instructor at the beginning of the class that the instructor has received your accommodations letter from the ARC. If you have a disability and need academic accommodations but have not been documented with the ARC, please contact Barbara Stewart at (314)-968-7495 or email@example.com
Since every student is entitled to full participation in class without interruption, disruption of class by inconsiderate behavior is not acceptable. Students are expected to treat the instructor and other students with dignity and respect, especially in cases where a diversity of opinion arises. Students who engage in disruptive behavior are subject to disciplinary action, including removal from the course.Student Assignments Retained
From time to time, student assignments or projects will be retained by The Department for the purpose of academic assessment. In every case, should the assignment or project be shared outside the academic Department, the student's name and all identifying information about that student will be redacted from the assignment or project.Contact Hours for this Course
It is essential that all classes meet for the full instructional time as scheduled. A class cannot be shortened in length. If a class session is cancelled for any reason, it must be rescheduled.