Issues and Tactics


Author: Miki Vohryzek,Gayle Olson-Raymer,Jeffery O. Whamond

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398083088

Category: Emergency management

Page: 314

View: 1414

After reading this text, the reader will have a fuller understanding of the nature of domestic terrorism and a clearer understanding of the basics. These basics include a review of the complex history that spans thousands of years, an explanation of definitions, a review of contemporary domestic terrorism, and the examination of intelligence gathering, threat analysis, and emergency responses to terrorism-incident management. It is hoped that such knowledge as presented here will enhance the public's understanding of domestic terrorism and law enforcement's ability to prevent and respond to its acts. It focuses almost exclusively on right-wing domestic terrorism because of its strong presence in the last twenty years and the projection of experts that right-wing terrorism will prevail well into the twenty-first century. The book is divided into three parts. The first part deals with definitional problems associated with policymaker's and law enforcement's handling of terrorism, an historical overview of terrorism and terrorist incidents in the global community, and an historical examination of terrorism from below in the United States. Part Two addresses the American Hate Movement and patriot-militia activities. It also discusses the emergence of special-interest extremist and terrorism groups that advocate violence based on an ideology or belief, which may include the desire for political and social change. They include ecological resistance groups, antienvironmental movements, animal rights and antiabortion activists. Part Three focuses on effective criminal intelligence-gathering techniques and the implementation of terrorism-incident management strategies.

Domestic Terrorism and Incident Management, Issues and Tactics

National security, Terrorism


Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1490287965

Category: Education

Page: 58

View: 1409

Facts101 is your complete guide to Domestic Terrorism and Incident Management, Issues and Tactics. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Homegrown Violent Extremism


Author: Erroll Southers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317522435

Category: Social Science

Page: 124

View: 7754

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.

Encyclopedia of Police Science

2-volume set


Author: Jack Raymond Greene

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135879087

Category: Political Science

Page: 1678

View: 3956

In 1996, Garland published the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Police Science, edited by the late William G. Bailey. The work covered all the major sectors of policing in the US. Since then much research has been done on policing issues, and there have been significant changes in techniques and in the American police system. Technological advances have refined and generated methods of investigation. Political events, such as the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 in the United States, have created new policing needs while affecting public opinion about law enforcement. These developments appear in the third, expanded edition of the Encyclopedia of Police Science. 380 entries examine the theoretical and practical aspects of law enforcement, discussing past and present practices. The added coverage makes the Encyclopedia more comprehensive with a greater focus on today's policing issues. Also added are themes such as accountability, the culture of police, and the legal framework that affects police decision. New topics discuss recent issues, such as Internet and crime, international terrorism, airport safety, or racial profiling. Entries are contributed by scholars as well as experts working in police departments, crime labs, and various fields of policing.

Environmental and Animal Rights Extremism, Terrorism, and National Security


Author: Elzbieta Posluszna

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 012801704X

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

View: 9975

As concerns about human treatment of the environment and animals have increased over the years, so have decentralized and extremist groups related to these causes. Environmental and Animal Rights Extremism, Terrorism, and National Security analyzes the international development of radical movements relating to environmental concerns and animal rights in the context of the threats they pose to national security. In addition to tracing the factors responsible for the rapid growth of these movements over the last 25 years, this text presents countermeasures that governments can deploy to neutralize the risk posed by these threats now and in the future. Bringing to bear new developments such as cyber activity and online activism, Environmental and Animal Rights Extremism, Terrorism, and National Security offers an examination of the direct and indirect violence, lone-wolf terrorism, and leaderless resistance that have characterized these radical wings from their inception. By not only identifying the tactics and organizational structures often employed by these groups, but also addressing future trends toward increased radicalization, Environmental and Animal Rights Extremism, Terrorism, and National Security is an important resource for identifying, anticipating, and mitigating threats posed by such movements. Describes the psychological, social, and organizational mechanisms responsible for the functioning of the extremist wings of the interconnected environmental and animal rights movements in the context of national security Identifies the main tactical and organizational ways these movements develop, moving from hierarchical organization to network structures, leaderless resistance, and lone-wolf activities Covers radical environmental and animal rights groups, including Earth First!, Animal Liberation Front, Earth Liberation Front, Animal Rights Militia, and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Looks to future trends in radicalization of these movements

Constitutional Issues in Federal Management of Domestic Terrorism Incidents


Author: James McDonnell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059531628X

Category: History

Page: 80

View: 1347

A comprehensive analysis of how America's national security strategies and the management of terrorism activities evolved. Prior to September 11, 2001 most terrorism discussions were held by a small group of people behind locked doors. Policies were written but never codified into law, programs were started and not completed and information sharing was not part of the plan. McDonnell recommended new legislation that would require counterterrorism programs move from the federal realm to a national program that includes governors and local law enforcement. The work predates the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and provides the reader an opportunity to understand the challenges facing America's leaders as they cope with the threat of domestic terrorism.

The Domestic Terrorist Threat

Background and Issues for Congress


Author: Jerome Bjelopera

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781503020924


Page: 70

View: 6432

The emphasis of counterterrorism policy in the United States since Al Qaeda's attacks of September 11, 2001 (9/11) has been on jihadist terrorism. However, in the last decade, domestic terrorists-people who commit crimes within the homeland and draw inspiration from U.S.-based extremist ideologies and movements-have killed American citizens and damaged property across the country. Not all of these criminals have been prosecuted under terrorism statutes. This latter point is not meant to imply that domestic terrorists should be taken any less seriously than other terrorists.

Understanding Terrorism and Managing the Consequences


Author: Paul M. Maniscalco,Hank T. Christen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medical

Page: 556

View: 7509

1. Terrorism: meeting the challenge -- 2. The basics of the Incident Management System -- 3. Terrorism/Tactical violence incident response procedures -- 4. Preparing for terrorism/Tactical violence -- 5. The Federal response plan -- 6. Weapons of mass effect: chemical terrorism and warfare agents -- 7. Weapons of mass effect: Biological terrorism -- 8. Weapons of mass effect: Cyber-terrorism -- 9. Weapons of mass effect: Radiation -- 10. Weapons of mass effect: Explosives -- 11. Mass casualty decontamination -- 12. Crime scene operations -- 13. Technology and emergency response --

Understanding, Assessing, and Responding to Terrorism

Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Personnel


Author: Brian T. Bennett

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047177152X

Category: Political Science

Page: 466

View: 9609

Preparedness is the best weapon against terrorism Understanding, Assessing, and Responding to Terrorism:Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Personnel gives adetailed explanation of how to implement preventive and/orprotective measures to ensure the safety of personnel andfacilities. It includes: Easily customized templates for the vulnerability analysis,security procedures, emergency response procedures, and trainingprograms Vulnerability assessment methodologies and formulas forprioritizing targets Coverage of critical infrastructure sectors, hard targets, andsoft targets, such as hotels, places of worship, and commercialdistricts Countermeasures for terrorist attacks using weapons of massdestruction with coverage of chemical, biological,radiological/nuclear, and explosive materials A seven-step Security Vulnerability Analysis (SVA) process toidentify and categorize critical infrastructure, key resources, andkey assets Information on the National Incident Management System (NIMS)that enables all public, private, and non-governmentalorganizations to work together effectively to prepare for, prevent,respond to, and recover from domestic incidents Numerous case studies and examples A practical, how-to book with step-by-step processes to helpreduce risks from terrorist attacks, this is a must-have referencefor private and public sector risk managers, safety engineers,security professionals, facility managers, emergency responders,and others charged with protecting facilities and personnel.

Terrorism Response

Field Guide for Fire and EMS Organizations


Author: Paul M. Maniscalco,Hank T. Christen

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780131109063

Category: Medical

Page: 179

View: 9227

Key Benefit: This field guide details all of the essentials responders "need-to-know" in a terrorism response situation. Key Topic: Comprehensive and complete it details chemical, biological, radiological, and cyber-terrorism and explosives and the appropriate response procedures for each of these terrorism and tactical violence incidents. Also included is a discussion of the Incident Management System and a Quick Reference Guide for Hazard Zones, Incident Threat Response, SBCCOM Guidelines, NIOSH Interim Recommendations, and more. Market: This is an ideal resource on terrorism training for all Fire Service and EMS professionals.

Combating Terrorism

Issues to Be Resolved to Improve Counterrorism Operations, and Observations on Growth in Federal Programs


Author: Mark E. Gebicke

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780756702328


Page: 57

View: 8726

This report is an unclassified summary of the Feb. 1999 report to the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Armed Services on interagency counterterrorist operations. Specifically, it examines how agencies work together in counterterrorist operations & special events; strengths & weaknesses of international & domestic counterterrorist exercises; & agency & interagency processes to capture & share lessons learned. The report includes a statement on growth in federal counterterrorism programs delivered by Mark E. Gebicke, Director, National Security Preparedness Issues, National Security & International Affairs Division, GAO.

Understanding Terrorism

Challenges, Perspectives, and Issues


Author: Gus Martin

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452205825

Category: Social Science

Page: 616

View: 5944

The Fourth Edition of Gus Martin's Understanding Terrorism, once again offers a multidisciplinary, comprehensive exploration of contemporary terrorism that helps readers develop the knowledge and skills they need to critically assess terrorism in general and terrorist incidents in particular. The Fourth Edition presents new, updated theories, cases, and incidents as well as new photographs, updated tables, and enhanced graphics. An entirely new chapter is devoted to homeland security in the United States and Europe.

The Terrorism Threat and U. S. Government Response

Operational and Organizational Factors


Author: James M. Smith,William C. Thomas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781410212788

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 2766

CONTENTS Foreword: Twenty-First Century Terrorism Terrorism Threat and Response: A Policy Perspective The Terrorist Threat The Terrorist Threat in Strategic Context The Changing Nature of Terrorism WMD Terrorism: Hype or Reality The Cyber Threat Prevention, Preemption, Deterrence, and Denial Domestic Preemption Combating International Terrorism Antiterrorism Via Counterproliferation Intelligence Responding to and Organizing for Terrorism The Military's Response to Domestic WMD Terrorism International Incident Response Organizing to Combat 21st Century Terrorism Epilogue: A Terrorism Agenda for the United States About the Contributors

The 9/11 Commission Report

Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States


Author: N.A

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 0160891809

Category: Political Science

Page: 587

View: 6541

This edition has been designated as the only official U.S. Government edition of the 9-11 Commission’s Final Report. It provides a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. It also includes recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.

Combating International and Domestic Terrorism

Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, Ninety-fifth Congress, Second Session on S. 2236 ... June 8, 1978


Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations

Publisher: N.A


Category: Terrorism

Page: 119

View: 676

Drugs and domestic terrorism threat to Arizona and the Southwest border

hearings before a subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, Ninety-ninth Congress, second session : special hearings


Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on the Dept. of the Treasury, U.S. Postal Service, and General Government Appropriations

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: 174

View: 8142

Federal response to domestic terrorism involving weapons of mass destruction-training for first responders

hearing before the Military Research and Development Subcommittee of the Committee on National Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, second session, hearing held, March 21, 1998


Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on National Security. Subcommittee on Military Research and Development

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780160572494

Category: Political Science

Page: 122

View: 1969

Terrorism, U.S. Strategy, and Reagan Policies


Author: Marc A. Celmer

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313256325

Category: Political Science

Page: 132

View: 397

An up-to-date and comprehensive outline of the United States' response to terrorism, this study deals with all aspects of U.S. antiterrorist policy from the military's role in combatting terrorism to the role of international law and organizations in dealing with terrorists. The evolution of U.S. policy and the anti-terrorism bureaucracy and command structure are carefully traced from the establishment by President Nixon of the Cabinet Committee to combat terrorism to President Reagan's signing of National Security Decision Directive 138 sanctioning the use of more aggressive counterterrorist actions, such as the U.S. raid on Libya.