Terrorism Today

Terrorism Today : The Past, The Players, The Future

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For Terrorism courses in Law Enforcement; Criminal Justice; Criminology; Justice Administration; Security; Sociology; or Political Science.Exploring a subject largely ignored by academic writers, this introductory text uncovers terrorist activities in the United States and around the world, drawing from the authors' blend of academic and professional experiences. Its accessible, concise writing; relevant, current data; vivid photos and comprehensive scope provide an effective overview of the many sectors and operations that comprise the broad term of terrorism.show more

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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 210 x 256 x 24mm | 1,079.56g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 2nd edition
  • 0131122932
  • 9780131122932

About Clifford E. Simonsen

Jeremy R. Spindlove is presently the Regional Director in Loss Prevention, Health and Safety, for a world leader in third party logistics management. He has spent more than thirty-five years in both policing and private sector security operations and administration on an international scale. During his police service in Great Britain he was the first officer on the scene of the IRA bombing of the Horse and Groom Pub in Guildford. During his service as an aviation security expert with British Airways he was assigned to trouble spots in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, spending two years in Baghdad at the start of the Iran-Iraq war. He also spent several months in Beirut during the Israeli invasion of Southern Lebanon, and saw further duty in Amman, Jordan. He has served as Director of Security at the Vancouver International Airport, Canada; and has written and presented many papers on terrorism and aviation security, and presented a seminar on aviation security to the International Aviation Management Institute at the University of British Columbia; and at the governor of the state of Washington's Annual Conference on Security. He has authored a contributory text on victims of terrorism, titled Victimology-A Study of Crime Victims and Their Roles, edited by Judith M Scarzi and Jack McDevitt. He is an active member of the American Society for Industrial Security. Jeremy Spindlove is pleased to have been able to co-author with Professor Simonsen this, the second edition of Terrorism Today, and to have experienced the unique blend of his writing talent with his own personal experiences. Clifford E. Simonsen, Ph.D., CPP. Presently the President of Criminology Consultants International, Clifford Simonsen has more than forty years of experience in criminal justice, security and law enforcement. As a career Army officer, he retired as a Military Police Colonel. His background includes a Ph.D. in Public Administration, (with an emphasis on criminal justice administration and deviance) from Ohio State University, and a Master's in Criminology from Florida State University. He is also a graduate of the Army War College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Dr. Simonsen is the author of dozens of articles on the fields of crime, criminal justice, delinquency and security and is the author or coauthor of several texts in a broad range of disciplines. These include Corrections in America: An Introduction (loth ed.), juvenile justice in America (4th ed.), and Private Security in America and Security Administration. Dr. Simonsen has taught at several universities, both full-time and as an adjunct. He is a lifetime member of the American Society for Industrial Security (and a Lifetime Certified Protection Professional). He also belongs to the American Correctional Association, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the International Association of Professional Security Consultants. Dr. Simonsen is pleased to be coauthoring this second edition with Jeremy Spindlove and sharing in his depth of experience with terrorism on both a local and international scale.show more

Table of contents

Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgments. About the Authors. I. THE DEFINING AND HISTORY OF TERRORISM. 1. Defining Terrorism. 2. A Brief History of Terrorism. II. TERRORISM AROUND THE WORLD. 3. North America and the Caribbean. 4. Great Britain and Northern Ireland. 5. Western Europe. 6. Eastern Europe and the Balkans. 7. North Africa and the Middle East. 8. The Persian Gulf. 9. Northeast, Central and Southern Africa. 10. Southern and Southeast Asia. 11. The Pacific Rim. 12. Latin America. III. COUNTER TERRORISM. 13. Countering Terrorism. 14. Terrorism in the Twenty-first Century. Authors Index.show more

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"Terrorism Today is a comprehensive and international publication. Seldom are we able to read about terrorism from a global perspective and this is a real plus for the book . ...Much research has gone into the production of this text and those who read it will value that experience and commitment to textual integrity. I will be using this new edition in my courses." - Don Robertson, Professor, University of Western Sydney, Australia"Terrorism Today uses a multidisciplinary approach to the study of terrorism and its various causes, effects, philosophies, and groups; and its evolution. Perspectives of history, religion, political science, and criminology are discussed. One theme emphasized in the book is that terrorism is a crime and should be dealt with as such Terrorism Today is an excellent book and is recommended for use by both students and professionals. - Paul D. Barnard, CPP, Command Security Manager, US Army Tank-Automotive & Armaments Commandshow more

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