Rising crime rates of all types indicate the need for crime prevention not only in government but also in business and neighborhoods. Security and Crime Prevention, Second Edition, contains the practical information necessary for creating safe and secure communities, businesses, and individuals. This highly readable and useful reference contains the most up-to-date material and has been adopted by many colleges and universities as the standard textbook in the field. In addition it provides the professional with the most effective information for personal, business and community-based loss prevention and private security.Robert L. O'Block taught at the college level for 17 years and was a full professor and department head of an Administration of Justice baccalaureate program before leaving academia to become Executive Director of the American Board of Forensic Examiners. Dr. O'Block earned his Ph.D. form Kansas State University where his work centered on criminology, sociology, psychology, administration, and education. His articles have appeared in the journals The Police Chief and The Journal of Police Science and Administration. Dr. O'Block is a winner of Oregon State University's Distinguished Educational Research Award, and his personal biography was published in American Men and Women Of Science. Joseph F. Donnermeyer is Director of the National Rural Crime Prevention Center and an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology at the Ohio State University. He previously served as a crime prevention specialist for the Indiana Cooperative Extension Service at Purdue University. Mr. Donnermeyer is a member of the Ohio Crime Prevention Association, the Rural Sociological Society, and the American Sociological Sociological Society. Stephen E. Doeren is an assistant professor and the graduate program coordinator in the Department of Administration of Justice at the Wichita State University. He is a member of the graduate faculty and formerly served as the undergraduate coordinator in the Department from 1977 to 1982. In addition to his academic background in criminal justice, Dr. Doeren has supervisory-level criminal justice agency experience. He has served as a correctional treatment administrator and penologist with the Louisiana Department of Corrections. Dr.Doeren is active in such professional organizations as the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, and the National Corrections Recreation Association.