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Terrorism And Organized Hate Crime

Author : Michael R. Ronczkowski
ISBN : 0849378508
Genre : Social Science
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Traditionally, law enforcement agencies react to isolated crimes in insulated jurisdictions. With the rise of terrorism, law enforcement agencies can no longer afford to operate blindly. The only way to maintain an edge on this nebulous and insidious enemy is through proactive intervention. Law enforcement must gather good raw data, transform it through trained analysis, and communicate high quality intelligence to every relevant agency. Extensively updated and expanded, Terrorism and Organized Hate Crime, Second Edition prepares law enforcement analysts and administrators in the fight against terrorism. The author draws from his substantial experience in analytical intelligence, both in the field and as a nationally recognized instructor. Packed with new case studies and detailed scenarios, the book illustrates the best ways to learn from previous attacks. It stresses the importance of producing high quality, usable intelligence from raw data, and teaches proven methods of interpreting that intelligence to anticipate terrorist behavior. New in the Second Edition: Examines religious connections between Islamic Sects and extremist organizations such as Hamas, Hezbollah, Wahhabii organizations, and the Muslim Brotherhood Outlines methodology and parameters of intelligence gathering by focusing on pre incident indicators used to anticipate and identify behavior patterns Highlights the vulnerability of transportation systems including planes, trains, ships, and personal vehicles Explains how modern technology and the Internet are exploited by terrorists and used by law enforcement to track them Updates a glossary of terrorist terminology with Cyber and Islamic terms Terrorism and Organized Hate Crime, Second Edition provides the necessary framework for law enforcement and intelligence agencies to make fact-based assessments and implement dynamic and flexible strategies to combat the multifaceted nature of local, regional, national, and international terrorism.

Handbook Of Scientific Methods Of Inquiry For Intelligence Analysis

Author : Hank Prunckun
ISBN : 9780810871915
Genre : Political Science
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With the exponential growth in the intelligence field in the last few years, the profession has grown much larger and its mission more complex. Government and private sector security agencies have recruited intelligence analysts to process what has become a voluminous amount of raw information flowing into these agencies' data collection systems. Unfortunately, there is an unmet need for analysts who are able to process these data. For this reason there are a growing number of colleges and universities that offer intelligence training so that candidates for analyst positions can take-up their duties without protracted on-the-job instruction. Handbook of Scientific Methods of Inquiry for Intelligence Analysis offers students in such courses a way of gaining the analytic skills essential to undertake intelligence work. This book acquaints students and analysts with how intelligence fits into the larger research framework. It covers not only the essentials of applied research but also explains the function, structure, and operational methods specifically involved in intelligence work. It looks at how analysts work with classified information in a security conscious environment, as well as obtaining data via covert methods. Students are left with little doubt about what intelligence is and how it is developed using scientific methods of inquiry.

The Challenge Of Domestic Intelligence In A Free Society

Author : Brian A. Jackson
ISBN : 9780833047038
Genre : Political Science
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Whether U.S. terrorism-prevention efforts match the threat continues to be central in policy debate. Part of this debate is whether the United States needs a dedicated domestic counterterrorism intelligence agency. This book examines such an agency's possible capability, comparing its potential effectiveness with that of current efforts, and its acceptability to the public, as well as various balances and trade-offs involved.

The 9 11 Commission Report Final Report Of The National Commission On Terrorist Attacks Upon The United States Authorized Edition

Author : National Commission on Terrorist Attacks
ISBN : 9780393342154
Genre : History
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Nearly three thousand people died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In Lower Manhattan, on a field in Pennsylvania, and along the banks of the Potomoc, the United States suffered the single largest loss of life from an enemy attack on its soil. In November 2002 the United States Congress and President George W. Bush established by law the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission. This independent, bipartisan panel was directed to examine the facts and circumstances surrounding the September 11 attacks, identify lessons learned, and provide recommendations to safeguard against future acts of terrorism. This volume is the authorized edition of the Commission's final report.

The Wolves Of Islam

Author : Paul J. Murphy
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114269306
Genre : History
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At a little past 10:00 p.m., on October 23, 2002, nineteen young women and twenty-two men bounded from minivans and sprinted through the front doors of the sprawling Dubrovka Theater Center located just blocks from the Kremlin in the heart of Moscow. Once inside, the troop hurriedly changed into their costumes and, following a well-rehearsed script, took their designated places for the evening's dramatic finale. These people were not, however, actresses and actors starring in the hit musical Nord Ost, which was entertaining a sellout crowd of 711 spectators in the concert hall. They were Chechen Islamic terrorists and their Arab accomplices - suicide hostage-takers who had come to Moscow to die and take their audience prey with them, unless the Russians immediately withdrew from Chechnya. The Dubrovka theater siege ushered in a new hostile escalation in the fanatical Islamist Chechens' ten-year fight against the Russian state. The wolves of Islam have adopted terror with maximum civilian casualties as its strategic weapon of choice, are employing the Palestinian model of suicide terror against civilians, and are plotting with al Qaeda to conduct international terrorist operations

Homegrown Violent Extremism

Author : Erroll Southers
ISBN : 9781317522430
Genre : Social Science
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In the country’s changing threat environment, homegrown violent extremism (HVE) represents the next challenge in counterterrorism. Security and public policy expert Erroll Southers examines post-9/11 HVE – what it is, the conditions enabling its existence, and the community-based approaches that can reduce the risk of homegrown terrorism. Drawing on scholarly insight and more than three decades on the front lines of America’s security efforts, Southers challenges the misplaced counterterrorism focus on foreign individuals and communities. As Southers shows, there is no true profile of a terrorist. The book challenges how Americans think about terrorism, recruitment, and the homegrown threat. It contains essential information for communities, security practitioners, and policymakers on how violent extremists exploit vulnerabilities in their communities and offers approaches to put security theory into practice.

The Future Of Foreign Intelligence

Author : Laura K. Donohue
ISBN : 9780190235383
Genre : Civil rights
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"Since the Revolutionary War, America's military and political leaders have recognized that U.S. national security depends upon the collection of intelligence. Absent information about foreign threats, the thinking went, the country and its citizens stood in great peril. To address this, the Courts and Congress have historically given the President broad leeway to obtain foreign intelligence. But in order to find information about an individual in the United States, the executive branch had to demonstrate that the person was an agent of a foreign power. Today, that barrier no longer exists. The intelligence community now collects massive amounts of data and then looks for potential threats to the United States. As renowned national security law scholar Laura K. Donohue explains in The Future of Foreign Intelligence, the internet and new technologies such as biometric identification systems have not changed our lives in countless ways. But they have also led to a very worrying transformation. The amount and types of information that the government can obtain has radically expanded, and information that is being collected for foreign intelligence purposes is now being used for domestic criminal prosecution. Traditionally, the Courts have allowed exceptions to the Fourth Amendment rule barring illegal search and seizure on national security grounds. But the new ways in which we collect intelligence are swallowing the rule altogether. Just as alarming, the ever-weaker standards that mark foreign intelligence collection are now being used domestically-and the convergence between these realms threatens individual liberty. Donohue traces the evolution of foreign intelligence law and pairs that account with the progress of Fourth Amendment jurisprudence. She argues that the programmatic surveillance that the National Security Agency conducts amounts to a general warrant-the prevention of which was the point of introducing the Fourth Amendment. The expansion of foreign intelligence surveillance-leant momentum by significant advances in technology, the Global War on Terror, and the emphasis on securing the homeland-now threatens to consume protections essential to privacy, which is a necessary component of a healthy democracy. Donohue offers an agenda for reining in the national security state's expansive reach, primarily through Congressional statutory reform that will force the executive and judicial branches to take privacy seriously, even as it provides for the continued collection of intelligence central to U.S. national security. Both alarming and penetrating, this is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of foreign intelligence and privacy in the United States"--

The Evolving Terrorist Threat To Southeast Asia

Author : Peter Chalk
ISBN : 9780833047595
Genre : Political Science
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Building on prior RAND research analyzing the motives, drivers, and capabilities of the principal extremist groups operating in the Philippines, southern Thailand, and Indonesia, this study examined the historical roots of militancy in these countries, the development and perpetuation of extremist ideological frameworks, and national and international government response efforts.

Inside Terrorism

Author : Bruce Hoffman
ISBN : 9780231126991
Genre : Political Science
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In this revised edition, the author analyzes the new adversaries, motivations, and tactics of global terrorism that have emerged in recent years, focusing specifically on how Al Qaeda has changed since 9/11; the reasons behind its resiliency, resonance, and longevity; and its successful use of the Internet and videotapes to build public support and gain new recruits. He broadens the discussion by evaluating the potential repercussions of the Iraqi insurgency, the use of suicide bombers, terrorist exploitation of new communications media, and the likelihood of a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear terrorist strike. Looking at the U.S., he reconsiders the Timothy McVeigh case and the threats posed by American Christian white supremacists and abortion opponents as well as those posed by militant environmentalists and animal rights activists. He argues that the attacks on the World Trade Center fundamentally transformed the West's view of the terrorist threat.

Breaching The Fortress Wall

Author : Brian Anthony Jackson
ISBN : 9780833039149
Genre : Political Science
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Technology systems play a key role within a larger, integrated strategy to target groups' efforts and protect the public from the threat of terrorist violence. This study draws on relevant data from the history of a variety of terrorist conflicts to understand terrorists' counter-technology efforts. Fully exploring adversaries' counter-technology behaviors can help make the best choices to protect from the nation from the threat of terrorism.

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