Comparative Legal Approaches to Homeland Security and Anti Terrorism

Author: James Beckman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317163060
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The spectre and fear of another terrorist attack looms large for most of the world's citizenry and for the domestic law agencies charged with protecting these citizens and countries. This book explores how various countries have dealt with or are dealing with homeland security in the aftermath of terrorist attacks such as 9/11, the underground tube attacks in London in 2005, the Madrid train bombing in Spain, and compares global approaches and lessons to the US and the world. This unique study looks at homeland security law and policy utilizing a comparative analysis methodology ideal for those interested in law and security.

The State and Terrorism

Author: Joseph H. Campos
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754671923
Format: PDF, ePub
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Adopting an innovative approach to the ongoing debate over homeland security and state response to terrorism, Joseph Campos investigates the contextualizing of national security discourse and its management of terrorism. The volume incorporates historical depth and critical theory in a comparative framework to provide an invaluable insight into how national security is developed to secure the state.

Guns in American Society An Encyclopedia of History Politics Culture and the Law 2nd Edition 3 volumes

Author: Gregg Lee Carter
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313386714
Format: PDF
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Thoroughly updated and greatly expanded from its original edition, this three-volume set is the go-to comprehensive resource on the legal, social, psychological, political, and public health aspects of guns in American life. • 450 alphabetically organized entries, including 100 new for this edition, covering key issues (suicide, video games and gun violence, firearm injury statistics) and events (workplace shootings, the Virginia Tech massacre) • 102 expert contributors from all academic fields involved in studying the causes and effects of gun violence • A chronology of pivotal moments and controversies in the history of firearm ownership and use in the United States • An exhaustive bibliography of print and online resources covering all aspects of the study of guns in the United States • Appendices on federal gun laws, state gun laws, and pro- and anti-gun-control organizations

Foundations of Homeland Security

Author: Martin J. Alperen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470934609
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book is the complete guide to understanding the structure of homeland security – its underlying law and policy. Created from a broad and in depth, yet edited collection of statutes, policy papers, presidential directives, and other documents, it cultivates a detailed understanding of the foundations of homeland security. It is arranged in a topic-by-topic format structured to include only the documents and statues that affect a particular subject, making for much easier understanding. Thus, the chapter on FEMA contains only the portions of the statutes and other documents that relate to FEMA. There are twenty-five topic areas. It contains hundreds of end notes, references, and suggestions for further study. This book offers important legal guidance that students, law enforcement officers, lawyers, and other homeland security professionals need to accurately interpret, understand, and apply homeland security policy. The Introduction provides an in-depth overview of the subject of homeland security and includes a discussion of what is homeland security, definitions of homeland security and terrorism, what is homeland security law, its development, and what is a homeland security curriculum. There are contributing chapters about homeland security in Europe, and homeland security in China and Japan.

9 11

Author: Bernd Greiner
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406612458
Format: PDF, ePub
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Was geschah wirklich am 11. September 2001? Seit zehn Jahren recherchieren staatliche Ermittler und Historiker. Dennoch haben Verschwörungstheorien über «9/11» nach wie vor Hochkonjunktur. Gestützt auf neues Archivmaterial und die neuesten Erkenntnisse über Täter, Hintermänner und Drahtzieher schildert Bernd Greiner die Ereignisse und untersucht ihre Folgen. Dieses Buch entkräftet zahlreiche Legenden: dass eine entführte Maschine abgeschossen worden sei, dass die Katastrophe mit einer besseren Kooperation von Polizei und Geheimdiensten hätte verhindert werden können oder dass eine rechtzeitige Verhaftung Osama Bin Ladens am Desinteresse der Regierung Clinton scheiterte. Keine dieser Vermutungen ist haltbar. Gezeigt werden auch die unerwünschten Ergebnisse des «Krieges gegen den Terror» – wie der Einsatz des Militärs Al-Qaida neuen Zulauf bescherte und eine fragile Organisation auf Dauer eher stärkte als schwächte. Vor allem aber geht es um die Hinterlassenschaften des «Krieges gegen den Terror» in den USA und Europa. Immer deutlicher treten die Beschädigungen der demokratischen Verfassung und des politischen Wertessystems hervor – jener Grundlagen also, die es gegen die terroristische Herausforderung eigentlich zu verteidigen und zu stärken gilt. So entsteht die Geschichte eines nervösen Jahrzehnts, in dem die Angst ins öffentliche Leben zurückkehrte.

Countering Terrorism in Britain and France

Author: Frank Foley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107029694
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Frank Foley presents the first in-depth comparative analysis of counterterrorist operations in two leading liberal democracies.

Mainstreaming Torture

Author: Rebecca Gordon
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199381984
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The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 reopened what many people in America had long assumed was a settled ethical question: Is torture ever morally permissible? Within days, some began to suggest that, in these new circumstances, the new answer was "yes." Rebecca Gordon argues that September 11 did not, as some have said, "change everything," and that institutionalized state torture remains as wrong today as it was on the day before those terrible attacks. Furthermore, U.S. practices during the "war on terror" are rooted in a history that began long before September 11, a history that includes both support for torture regimes abroad and the use of torture in American jails and prisons. Gordon argues that the most common ethical approaches to torture-utilitarianism and deontology (ethics based on adherence to duty)-do not provide sufficient theoretical purchase on the problem. Both approaches treat torture as a series of isolated actions that arise in moments of extremity, rather than as an ongoing, historically and socially embedded practice. She advocates instead a virtue ethics approach, based in part on the work of Alasdair MacIntyre. Such an approach better illumines torture's ethical dimensions, taking into account the implications of torture for human virtue and flourishing. An examination of torture's effect on the four cardinal virtues-courage, temperance, justice, and prudence (or practical reason)-suggests specific ways in which each of these are deformed in a society that countenances torture. Mainstreaming Torture concludes with the observation that if the United States is to come to terms with its involvement in institutionalized state torture, there must be a full and official accounting of what has been done, and those responsible at the highest levels must be held accountable.

Before the Next Attack

Author: Bruce A. Ackerman
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300122664
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