"First published 2007 by Ashgate Publishing"--t.p. verso.
Formatted Contents Note
1. Power, authority and the security officer : under-researched and under-estimated? 2. Researching security officers 3. The legal tools of security officers in England and Wales 4. Nodes of governance : Pleasure Southquay and Armed Industries 5. 'Knowledge is power?' : security officers' understanding of their legal tools 6. Universal legal tools : consent, coercion and commonsense 7. Select legal tools : compliance, consent and commonsense 8. Occupational hazards : too many masters, isolation and abuse 9. 'I'm a security guard get me out of here!' : the cultural characteristics of security officers 10. 'Big fish in little ponds', security officers and the policing of private and hybrid space.