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Jaksa receives TAA Textbook Contract Review Grant

Joseph JaksaJoseph Jaksa, an associate professor of criminal justice and graduate program coordinator at Saginaw Valley State University, has received a TAA Textbook Contract Review Grant for his textbook, Security 101: An Introduction to the Private Security Industry, to be published by Carolina Academic Press.

“I am extremely grateful to TAA for this grant award,” he said. “The award afforded me the opportunity to have a highly qualified attorney and legal professional review my contract, make relevant recommendations, and represent my best interests while negotiating an agreement with an academic publishing company.”

Jaksa is a 28-year veteran of the private security industry, retiring from an executive management position prior to pursuing his second career in academia. He teaches both criminal justice undergraduate and administrative graduate courses at SVSU.

Security 101: An Introduction to the Private Security Industry is an academic-based instructional textbook intended to provide basic concepts, relevant theories, and industry practices of the private security industry. By applying his 28 years of experience in security management and criminal justice academics, Jaksa intends to educate and motivate the future leaders in the private security industry on the nuances of this profession.

TAA members can apply for a grant of up to $1,000 to cover the cost of hiring an intellectual property attorney to provide assistance in negotiating your first textbook contract. (Non-members can apply for grants of up to $250.) To qualify for the member grant amount, all authors of the textbook must be members. Grants are limited to first-time textbook authors who have been offered a publishing contract. Learn more about Textbook Contract Review Grants.