2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

SEC 315 Private Security and the Law

3 hours 

This course is a comprehensive look at how private security and private sector justice are historically and structurally woven into the American experience. How the private security industry is legally governed, subject to regulatory and administrative oversight as well as guided by judicial decision are the primary aims of the course. Participants will be exposed to the foundational liability issues, from both a civil and criminal context, and critique and assess the nature of rights in the private sector domain. Special emphasis is given to the constitutional ramifications of private security action. The course fully outlines emerging case law and statutory directions regarding the industry, projects how the problems of entanglement between public and private law enforcement cause legal dilemmas, and ends with concrete suggestions on how to avoid liability problems.




ENG 201, SEC 101, SEC 210