Terrorism, Intelligence and Homeland Security, 2nd edition

  • Robert W. Taylor, 
  • Charles R. Swanson

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Overview

Terrorism, Intelligence and Homeland Security draws on current research to introduce you to domestic and foreign terrorism and international responses. It takes a balanced approach to exploring national challenges, including securing the country while safeguarding civil and personal liberties. Simultaneously historical and contemporary, the text examines the interplay of terrorism, intelligence and homeland security through the lens of key people, ideas, organizations and movements.

The text breaks down key issues into 4 sections: domestic and foreign threats in terms of history, geography, culture and religion; terrorist groups, their organization and their critical processes; US vulnerabilities to terrorism; and government agencies tasked with preventing terrorism.

The 2nd Edition brings new attention to the Islamic State, the US Department of Homeland Security and emergency management. New boxes and enhanced resources enrich the learning experience.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780137496273

Subject: Criminal Justice

Category: Terrorism & Homeland Security

Table of contents

PART 1: UNDERSTANDING TERRORISM

  1. Defining, Conceptualizing, and Understanding Terrorism
  2. Political Ideology and the Historical Roots of Terrorism
  3. Understanding the Middle East and Islam
  4. The Rise of Radical Islam

PART 2: TYPOLOGIES, ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES, TACTICS, AND CRITICAL PROCESSES OF TERRORISM

  1. Terrorist Organizations and Structures
  2. Critical Processes of Terrorist Organizations
  3. Typologies of Terrorism: State-Involved and Single or Special Issue Movements
  4. Typologies of Terrorism: The Right and Left Wings and Separatist or Nationalist Movements

PART 3: RESPONDING TO THE CHALLENGES OF TERRORISM

  1. Intelligence and Terrorism
  2. Intelligence, Terrorism, and the U.S. Constitution
  3. Homeland Security
  4. America's Vulnerability to Terrorism
  5. Emergency Management

PART 4: COMBATTING TERRORISM AND THE FUTURE

  1. Combatting Terrorism
  2. Terrorism, Intelligence, and Homeland Security: The Future

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