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Dr. Pastor is an accomplished and highly regarded author.

You Say You Want a Revolution

You Say You Want a Revolution: A Compelling & Cautionary Tale That Lies Ahead, Defiance Press & Publishing (2022)

Feel like you’re standing on quicksand? That the world is shaking…there’s something  terribly wrong? You’re not alone. Now, Dr. Pastor–a recognized expert in public safety and security– pulls together compelling facts and logic that will show you what you are feeling: we are living in a revolutionary climate. As dangerous as this sounds, there is still time to act.

Dr. Pastor points out how to regain stability and rationality in a world gone mad. Using extensive research coupled with wide ranging experience, this book helps us understand what is happening, why it’s happening, and what can be done about it.  

This timely, topical, and powerful book takes the reader into relevant policies—and on to the street— explaining how policies play out on the street and why lawless conditions will worsen. No current book blends such comprehension with conversation in a principle-based explanation.

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Security Law and Methods

Security Law and Methods examines suggested security methods designed to diminish or negate the consequence of crime and misconduct, and is an attempt to understand both the legal exposures related to crime and the security methods designed to prevent crime. The clear and concise writing of this groundbreaking work, as well as its insightful analysis of specific cases, explains crime prevention methods in light of legal and security principles.

Divided into five parts, Security Law and Methods discusses the topics of premises liability and negligence, intentional torts and claims, agency and contract based claims, legal authority and liability, and the subject of terrorism. It also offers an evocative look at security issues that may arise in the future. The book serves as a comprehensive and insightful treatment of security, and is an invaluable addition to the current literature on security and the law.

Terrorism and Public Safety Policing

The trends, data, and battle-tested logic don't lie. A perfect storm of extremist ideologies is on the horizon that threatens to challenge the current state of public safety―forcing police chiefs, public administrators, and security professionals to rethink their approach to policing the streets of America. Professor James Pastor, a recognized authority on policing and security, draws on three decades of experience fighting on the front lines against domestic terrorism to identify key indicators that point to an increase in extremist violence and terrorist threats here at home.

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James F Pastor Book_The Privatization of Police in America

The Privatization of Police in America

Today the private security industry employs approximately 1.5 million people and spends over $52 billion annually. In contrast, public police forces employ approximately 600,000 people and spend $30 billion annually. Private policing promises to be a big part of the response to today's increased security concerns, as citizens realize that security is much more than the presence of guards and the perception of safety. This book addresses the impact and implications of private policing on public streets, and begins with a look at private policing from conceptual, historical, economic, legal and functional perspectives. These approaches provide the background for the text, which focuses on a private policing patrol program in a community on the south side of Chicago.

Other Publications

Because of his comprehensive background in public safety and security, Dr. Pastor is often called upon to research, write, and/or review significant projects for thought leaders in the industry.

“Private Policing within Public Environments,” Protection of Assets (POA) Manual, (2007)
Manual is considered the “bible” of the security industry published by ASIS International.  

Oxford University Press- Privatization of Policing Bibliography
Comprehensive, annotated Bibliography on Privatization of Policing. Reference guide is designed to be most authoritative source for materials and publications on private policing.

Homeland Security: Legal and Policy Issues
Joe D. Whitley and Lynne K. Zusman, editors, published by the American Bar Association.
Book reviewed in Security Management, July 2011.

Private Security & the Law
Charles Nemeth, published by Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann.
Contracted with Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann to review book (4th edition) and draft critique.

The Law of Emergencies
Nan D. Hunter, published by Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann.
Book reviewed in Security Management, October 2010.

Community-Oriented Policing: A Systematic Approach to Policing
Contracted with Pearson-Prentice Hall to review book (4th edition) and draft critique.

Article Author

A frequent publisher of ideas in security and public safety, Dr. Pastor maintains an ongoing, outward emphasis on sharing his unique insights.
He is also cited by others in their own published works. Here is a current list of published pieces.

“Policing in Modern America”
The Real Truth, July-August 2020.

“Faith versus Firearms: Where Should We Place Our Trust for Church Security?”
The Real Truth, February 2018.

“Why Stopping Terrorism is Harder than you Think” (Part 2)
The Real Truth, September-October 2017.

“Why Stopping Terrorism is Harder than you Think” (Part 1)
The Real Truth, May– June 2017.

“Shake-up: Will World Order Soon Collapse?”
The Real Truth, September 2016.

“One Nation Under Terror: Three Realities America Can Learn from Life in Israel”
The Real Truth, July 2016.

“Gangs in America: A Deadly Game”
The Real Truth, November 2012.

The Free-Market Solution to America’s Policing Crisis
Security Management,  September 9, 2010.

“Public-Private Policing Arrangements & Recommendations”
Homeland Security Review,
Vol. 4, No. 2, Summer 2010.

“Order Maintenance within Homeland Security”
Homeland Security Review,
Vol. 3, No. 2, Summer, 2009.

“Liability & Operational Implications of Off-Duty Police”
Law Enforcement Executive Forum,
Vol. 7, No. 2, February, 2007.

“Public Safety Policing”
Law Enforcement Executive Forum,
Vol. 5, No. 6, November, 2005.

“Terrorism & Public Safety Policing”
CJ International,
March-April, 2005.

“A New Model of Policing?”
CCSJ-The Journal,
Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring, 2005.

“Privatization: A New Model”
CCSJ-The Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2, Winter, 2004.

“Is Crime Really Decreasing?”
CJ International
, Jan.-Feb., 1996.

“Global Proliferation of Gang Activity”
CJ International, March-April, 1996.