Terrorism and Homeland Security

Author: Dale L. June
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 142009307X
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Since 9/11, the terms homeland security and terrorism have become firmly entrenched in our lexicon. The days of walking through a simple metal detector at the airport are over, and our security landscape is forever changed. Terrorism and Homeland Security: Perspectives, Thoughts, and Opinions brings together the work of academic researchers and law enforcement and intelligence personnel to present a sober appraisal of the issues surrounding the current state of our security infrastructure. Topics highlighted in this thought-provoking volume include: The history of terrorism; the growth of the Taliban, Hamas, and Hezbollah; and the rise of transnational anti-Western Islamism Progress made in protecting nations and individuals from terrorism An analysis of a captured al-Qaeda training manual The concept of martyrdom and suicide bombing Political and strategic warfare and propaganda Cooperative antiterrorism efforts between the United States and the European Union Chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear terrorism Insider threats and how citizens can help their communities be vigilant about detecting terrorism Intelligence gathering by means of interpersonal contact Terrorist threats south of the border Tools for locating bomb makers and clandestine labs An examination of the causes and effects of terrorism and the complicated issues surrounding homeland security, this thought-provoking anthology provides a broad perspective for understanding the threat we face and how we can best meet the challenges of 21st century homeland security.

Terrorism and Homeland Security

Author: Philip Purpura
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080475418
Format: PDF, ePub
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Terrorism and Homeland Security: An Introduction with Applications provides a comprehensive introduction to the problem of terrorism and to its solution, Homeland Security. In addition to its extensive treatment of terrorism, the book describes public and private sector counterterrorism as well as all hazards emergency management. It presents national, state, and local perspectives and up-to-date information, including the reorganization of the Department of Homeland Security, the renewed Patriot Act, and intelligence reform. This book covers a wide range of issues, including such topics as the effectiveness of terrorism; weapons of mass destruction; privatization of counterterrorism; and wars of globalization. Learning objectives and key terms outline chapter content and highlight important topics. Scenarios are placed at the beginning of each chapter to explain concepts and relate theory to practice. The book includes Reality Check sections and critical thinking boxes to help the reader to formulate alternative perspectives on issues and events in order to seek creative and improved solutions to problems. At the end of each chapter are discussion questions that reinforce content and provide an opportunity for the reader to review, synthesize, and debate the key issues; applications that use assessment center and red team techniques to help the student develop analytical and decision-making skills in the context of understanding the mindset and planning processes of terrorist; and web links that provide direction for additional resources, information, and research. This book's primary market are students attending community college homeland security programs, as well as state, federal, and private security training programs. Its secondary market are professionals of the Department of Homeland Security and security professionals belonging to ASIS. Learning objectives and key terms outline chapter content and highlight important topics. Scenarios are placed at the beginning of each chapter to explain concepts and relate theory to practice. "Reality Check" sections and critical thinking boxes help the reader to formulate alternative perspectives on issues and events in order to seek creative and improved solutions to problems. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter reinforce content and provide an opportunity for the reader to review, synthesize, and debate the key issues. Web links at the end of each chapter provide direction for additional resources, information, and research.

Protection Security and Safeguards

Author: Dale L. June
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439869545
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Much has changed on the security landscape since the last edition of this book was published in 2000. Today’s security personnel face greater demands than ever before and are expected to be more highly trained and educated. Updated to reflect the heightened security climate of the current age, Protection, Security, and Safeguards: Practical Approaches and Perspectives, Second Edition offers a critical survey of the field, introduces proven procedures, and explores the latest advances for security practitioners. Highlights of the book include: Psychological perspectives on security issues The professional requirements of security officers and executive protection agents Case studies of unusual security scenarios Guidance on performing a threat assessment under immediate situations Workplace violence prevention and response programs The role of security consultants Defensive tactics for protecting clients and personal self-defense Residence security, airline security, corporate investigations, and motorcade procedures Real stories from K-9 handlers Safeguards against identity theft and counterfeiting Tips on getting hired as a security professional Edited by a former U.S. Secret Service Agent, the book includes contributions from professionals in all walks of the security industry. The diverse array of topics in this volume provide a scintillating view of the challenging field of security and the people who make up today’s security workforce.

Understanding Terrorism

Author: Gus Martin
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452205825
Format: PDF
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The Fourth Edition of Gus Martin's Understanding Terrorism, once again offers a multidisciplinary, comprehensive exploration of contemporary terrorism that helps readers develop the knowledge and skills they need to critically assess terrorism in general and terrorist incidents in particular. The Fourth Edition presents new, updated theories, cases, and incidents as well as new photographs, updated tables, and enhanced graphics. An entirely new chapter is devoted to homeland security in the United States and Europe.

Public Opinion and Polling Around the World

Author: John Gray Geer
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576079112
Format: PDF, ePub
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Covering the intricate facets of America's most important democratic tradition, this book serves as an important resource to understand how citizens' views are translated into governmental action.

Japanese Public Opinion and the War on Terrorism

Author: R. Eldridge
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230613837
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In this volume the contributors argue that the events of 9-11 and the subsequent "war on terrorism" have had big implications for Japan. These events have called into question the assumptions and limits of Japan's war-renouncing constitution.

Terrorism and Homeland Security

Author: Jonathan White
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495913367
Format: PDF, ePub
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Written by acclaimed national terrorism expert Jonathan R. White, the market-leading TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY, 7th Edition is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, balanced, and objective text available for the course. Packed with examples and cutting-edge discussions, White provides a theoretical and conceptual framework that enables your students to understand how terrorism arises and how it functions. He discusses the most sophisticated theories by the best terrorist analysts in the world, while still focusing on the domestic and international threat of terrorism and the basic security issues surrounding terrorism today. The text gives essential historical (pre-1980) background on the phenomenon of terrorism and the roots of contemporary conflicts, includes detailed descriptions of recent and contemporary conflicts shaping the world stage, and presents theoretical and concrete information about Homeland Security organizations. Completely current, the Seventh Edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest developments in the field and features an all-new chapter on state-of-the-art law enforcement tools and techniques for combating terrorism. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The New Era of Terrorism

Author: Gus Martin
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761988731
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The New Era of Terrorism: Selected Readings is a collection of edited articles on policy issues that have emerged since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as relevant events that immediately preceded the attacks. The compelling articles in this reader are from reputable journals and magazines such as The Atlantic Monthly and The New Republic and have been written by renowned scholars in the field of terrorism. Editor Gus Martin provides an introduction to each chapter that summarizes the major issues and topics covered within the chapter. The New Era of Terrorism is an excellent supplement to Gus Martin's Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives, and Issues (2003) or any other terrorism textbook.

Foundations of Homeland Security

Author: Martin J. Alperen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470934609
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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.

Police Administration

Author: Gary W. Cordner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317448596
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This national best-selling text examines police administration from multiple perspectives: a systems perspective (emphasizing the interrelatedness among units and organizations); a traditional, structural perspective (administrative principles, management functions, and the importance of written guidelines); a human behavioral perspective (the human element in organizations); and a strategic management perspective (communications and information systems, performance evaluation, strategies and tactics, and prevailing and promising approaches to increasing effectiveness of police agencies). Coverage of management functions and organizational principles is streamlined while providing a stronger emphasis on diversity principles and on developing police agencies as learning organizations. A concluding chapter covers contemporary issues, including community engagement, collaboration, globalization, racial profiling, mass media, cybercrime, terrorism and homeland security. Case studies based on real-life events invite students to practice managing the conflicting circumstances, and Modern policing blog posts offer news and developments in the policing world.