Magazine article Security Management

Paper Winners Announced

Magazine article Security Management

Paper Winners Announced

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The ASIS Foundation, Inc., and the Standing Committee on Academic Programs in Colleges and Universities have announced the winners of its 1st International Contest for Student Papers on Security and Assets Protection and have already sounded a call for submissions to the second annual contest. This year, the competition, which is designed to promote scholarly research and writing at the college and university level, drew entrants from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

Papers were judged in two categories: graduate and undergraduate. Students could only compete in the category for which their current class work placed them.

The Gold Medal winner in the graduate division was Layne Hesse of Edith Cowan University, in Perth, Western Australia. Hesse's paper was titled "The Transition of Video Motion Detectors to Intelligent Scene Discrimination and Target Tracking in Automated Video Surveillance Systems." An Honorable Mention was given to John Travers of Leicester University, Leicester, England, who submitted the paper, "Effective Management Strategies to Prevent Workplace Violence Crimes of Fraud and Terrorism.

In the undergraduate division, the Gold Medal Award was presented to Sandra Hughes of Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania. The topic of her submission was "Violence in the Workplace: Identifying Costs and Preventative Solutions."

Chris Richardson of Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky, earned an Honorable Mention. Richardson wrote on "Telecommunications Fraud: Identifying the Problem."

The panel of academicians and security practitioners who reviewed and judged the entries was chaired by Mahesh Nalla, Ph.D., associate professor of criminal justice, Michigan State University. Other members of the panel included Robert McCrie, Ph.D, CPP, chairman of the department of law, police science, and criminal justice administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, and Bonnie Michelman, CPP, director of police and security for Massachusetts General Hospital. Michelman is the current ASIS vice president and a member of the Foundation's Board of Trustees. Also serving were Steven C. Millwee, CPP, president and CEO of SecurTest, Inc., and an ASIS Board of Directors member, as well as Norman M. Spain, CPP, professor of asset protection at Eastern Kentucky University.

Winners of the competition received a cash award from the Foundation, and their papers will be submitted for publication consideration to Security Journal. …

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