Mid Term Essay Questions Student name University affiliation Date Question One The growth of Security in the United States can be evaluated from the 19th century. The manner in which threats have been dealt with over the years shows that changes have occurred to deal with the increase in insecurity directly and to protect various things that ought to be protected. Security has improved to the extent that it is no longer upon the police to protect the people. The sprouting of private security in the 19th century due to the incapability and or unwillingness of the police to deal with emerging security issues has extended the notion of security hence its growth (Nemeth, 2011). The reasons for the professionalization of the field of private security include; an increase in crime, the attention given to crime occurrences by the media which sensitized people about the need to protect themselves and inadequate resources within the police force causing them to be overwhelmed by the increasing crime (Gericke, 2012). The establishment of bodies and programs that are aimed at training people in security matters further fueled the growth in the professionalization of private security (Gericke, 2012). Question Two The factors that increase career opportunities in the security sector are: Firstly, increased digitization and reliance on technology. This has brought about new threats in the form of hackers. Hence, the need for a professional experienced in the field to deal with the problem, causing a career niche (Security, n.d). Secondly, due to the increase of security threats in the country, people find it necessary to contract private security to supplement the police.