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James F. Pastor

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Dr. Pastor lives in the Chicagoland area.

Biography: Dr. Pastor consults, writes and speaks on a variety of public safety and security issues. He also serves as an expert witness and consulting expert in police, public safety, premises liability and security matters. He approaches these topics in a critical and substantive manner, being conversant in both the conceptual and practical applications of public safety and security.Dr. Pastor is an Associate Professor of Public Safety at Calumet College of St. Joseph, and President of SecureLaw Ltd., a Chicago based public safety and security consulting firm.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

James F. Pastor on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Security law and methods
ISBN: 9781493303212 OCLC: 900796080

Security law and methods /
ISBN: 0750679948 OCLC: 230234046

Butterworth-Heinemann, Amsterdam ; ©2007.

Terrorism and public safety policing :
ISBN: 9781439815816 OCLC: 465223642

CRC Press, Boca Raton : ©2010.

Merging public policy analysis with an understanding of human nature, this work provides an examination of policing and reviews events to identify troublesome trends and potential vulnerabilities that must be addressed. It provides an organized look into the future of law enforcement, public safety and private security.

  Terrorism and public safety policing :
ISBN: 1439815801 OCLC: 318414797

CRC Press, Boca Raton : ©2010.

The privatization of police in America :
ISBN: 0786415746 OCLC: 52358622

Mcfarland, Jefferson, N.C. : ©2003.

Today the private security industry employs approximately 1.5 million people and spends over $52 billion annually. In contrast, public police forces employ approximately 600,000 people and spend $30 billion annually. Private policing promises to be a big part of the response to today's increased security concerns, as citizens realize that security is much more than the presence of guards and the perception of safety. This book addresses the impact and implications of private policing on public streets, and begins with a look at private policing from conceptual, historical, economic, legal and functional perspectives. These approaches provide the background for the text, which focuses on a private policing patrol program in a community on the south side of Chicago. The text also demonstrates a number of substantive legal and public policy issues which directly or indirectly relate to the provision of security services; some people see the need for a "dual system" of policing-one for the wealthy and one for the poor-and others see the provision of private security as the primary protective resource in contemporary America. The author also examines how private policing is different from and similar to public policing.