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Terrorism and Homeland Security : An Introduction with Applications

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Terrorism and Homeland Security: An Introduction with Applications, Second Edition provides a comprehensive overview of terrorism, public and private sector counterterrorism and all hazards emergency management. The book 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.

A wide range of issues are discussed, including such topics as the effectiveness of terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, the measurement of terrorism, victims of terrorism, privatization of counterterrorism, the code war, the merging of life safety and public safety, recent disasters, the role of the military, preemptive force, Homeland Security and national security versus due process models, pandemics and wars of globalization. The book emphasizes practical issues handled by senior government officials, private sector executives, security practitioners and a variety of first responders.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 525 pages
  • 191 x 235mm
  • Butterworth-Heinemann Inc
  • Woburn, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0128037997
  • 9780128037997

Table of contents

Part I Historical Foundation 1. The Problem of Terrorism 2. Terrorist Groups and Homegrown Extremists NEW 3. Terrorist Methods and Weapons 4. Transnational crime involvement in terrorism NEW

Part II Action Against Terrorism 5. Government Action 6. Homeland Security 7. Legal Issues 8. Private Sector Action

Part III Protection Methods 9. Risk Management and Emergency Management 10. Life Safety and Public Safety 11. Security 12. Protecting Critical Infrastructures and Key Assets 13. Border and Transportation Security

Part IV The Future 14. Anticipating the Future: Terrorism, Technology, Research, and Education
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About Philip P. Purpura

Philip P. Purpura has been a criminal justice educator for more than 20 years. He has directed criminal justice, security, and paralegal programs, and has practical experience as a security consultant, expert witness, security manager, corporate investigator, and police officer. Mr. Purpura is the author of several other textbooks and numerous articles published in newsletters, magazines, and journals. John Boal is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Akron. He has also consulted on Homeland and Physical Security programs for Excelsior College, in Albany, NY. He is a Certified Protection Professional with ASIS, where he has served on several committees.
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