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Private security services

LC control 86004146
LC classificationHV8290 HV8291
Topical headingPrivate security services
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Variant(s)Private security companies
Private security industry
Protection services, Private
Security companies, Private
Security industry, Private
Security services, Private
See alsoCrime prevention
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Security systems
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Police, Private
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Private military companies
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Security consultants
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Scope noteHere are entered works on organizations outside the public sector that provide systems, services, and staff for the protection of persons and property.
Found inWork cat.: Policing and private security, 1983.
LC database, June 5, 1986.
BPI (Security and investigative services)
Adviesraad Internationale Vraagstukken (Netherlands). Employing private military companies, 2007: p. 7 (in practice, the distinction between private security companies, limited to strictly defensive tasks, and private military companies, which focus mainly on more offensive tactics, "is not so clear")
Wikipedia, July 28, 2008: Private security company page (Private security company can refer to : --companies that employ security guards, --Private military companies)
Isenberg, David. Shadow force, 2008: e-CIP galley (Private Military Contractors (PMC) ... "As an industry, or at least, business sector, PMCs have been around for less than twenty years ... there are still no agreements on how to define them ... Rather than being ragtag bands of adventurers, paramilitary forces, or individuals recruited clandestinely by governments to work in specific covert operations, the modern firm is firmly corporate. Instead of organizing clandestinely, they now operate out of office suites, have public affairs staffs and web sites, and offer marketing literature. But while they like to call themselves private security firms, they are clearly quite different from the traditional private security industry which provides watchmen and building security")
Not found inWeb. 3; Dict. of Business & Econ.; Ntl. Crim. Just. Thesaurus; Livs; Dict. of Crim.