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College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SECR 1120 - Principles of Loss Prevention

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: None

An overview of the functional operations of various specialized areas of security such as theft and risk control, security surveys, and loss prevention management in proprietary and governmental institutions.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of the course, the student will know the primary elements and phases of the risk management and emergency management processes.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. List and describe the five elements of risk management.
  2. Apply the risk management process in the preparation of a security survey.
  3. List and describe the phases of the emergency management process.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course the student will be able to conduct security research from online and print sources.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Complete a practical exercise by identifying the keyword and website search strategy.
  2. Conduct research on a loss prevention issue or topic and produce a deliverable product.

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES


  1. Introduction to Loss Prevention
  2. Security Management
  3. Problem Analysis and Solving
  4. Security Surveys and Risk Assessment
  5. Burglary Countermeasures
  6. Workplace Violence
  7. Mapping a Loss Prevention Career
  8. Midterm Examination
  9. Homeland Security
  10. Emergency Management
  11. Retail security and Loss Prevention
  12. Logistics and Cargo Security
  13. Fraud Prevention and Identity Theft
  14. Telecommuting, Mobility, and Security
  15. Bioterrorism
  16. Private Investigation and Consulting
  17. Final Examination

Primary Faculty
Bowlin, Samantha
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Lopez, Michael
Mirijanian, Narine

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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