Private security is now a multi-billion pound industry employing more personnel than the police. Based upon original research, supported by years of experience, they suggest that new ways of looking at the modern security world are long overdue.
BRUCE GEORGE is the Member of Parliament for Walsall South. He has been campaigning for regulation of the private security industry since 1977 and has introduced five private members bills and spoken on private security issues and is a frequent contributor to international conferences on this subject. He is also currently Chairman of the House of Commons Defence Committee.MARK BUTTON is a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth, UK. He is course leader for the MSc in Criminal Justice Studies and the Certificate of Higher Education in Risk and Security Management. He has written extensively on private security issues and has spoken at numerous international conferences on the subject. Prior to becoming a lecturer, he was a Research Assistant to Bruce George.