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Towards Security Professionalization: The Journey to employ and development the future security professional
Australian Security Magazine (2015)
  • David J Brooks, Dr.
Abstract

The security industry and its associated bodies believe they are moving toward professionalization; however, a sign of a true profession is the employment and development of graduates. Unlike established professionals, the security industry lacks such graduate employment and this has to change. The time where an organisation can employ an ex-police or defence person may be coming to an end as a higher professionalization is required. Today’s modern society relies on professionals to solve complex problems, who commenced their careers as graduates from universities. However, university education impart a foundational, abstract body of knowledge that is contextualised and further developed into professional competence and ultimately, refined into expertise in the work place.

Publication Date
Fall May, 2015
Citation Information
David J Brooks. "Towards Security Professionalization: The Journey to employ and development the future security professional" Australian Security Magazine (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_brooks/55/