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Terrorism and Homeland Security
By Philip P. Purpura

Terrorism and Homeland Security

An Introduction with Applications

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Terrorism and Homeland Security by Philip P. Purpura

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"Terrorism and Homeland Security: An Introduction with Applications" 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, the Katrina disaster, the role of the military, preemptive force, Homeland Security and national security versus due process models, pandemics, and wars of globalization. It emphasizes practical issues handled by senior government officials, private sector executives, security practitioners, and a variety of first responders. "Terrorism and Homeland Security" provides theory from several disciplines, offering explanations of problems and countermeasures to assist both practitioners searching for answers, as well as students seeking to put theory into practice. Applications at the end of chapters use assessment center and red team techniques to help the reader develop analytical and decision-making skills in the context of understanding the mindset and planning processes of terrorists. An essential resource for both students and professionals, "Terrorism and Homeland Security" addresses sensitive issues, asks controversial questions, and offers solutions to differentiate law, policy, and plans from reality. It includes learning objectives and key terms that 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 '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. It contains discussion questions at the end of each chapter that reinforce content and provide an opportunity for the reader to review, synthesize, and debate the key issues. It also includes web links at the end of each chapter provide direction for additional resources, information, and research.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750678438
ISBN-10: 0750678437
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 178mm x 28mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 14-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - 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.

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