Terrorism and Homeland Security / Edition 9 available in Hardcover
Packed with engrossing examples and the most cutting-edge coverage available, best-selling TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY provides a theoretical and conceptual framework that enables you to understand how terrorism arises and how it functions. Acclaimed national terrorism expert Jonathan R. White discusses the theories of the world's best terrorist analysts, while focusing on the domestic and international threat of terrorism and basic security issues. You'll learn about the essential historical background on the phenomenon of terrorism and the roots of contemporary conflicts, current conflicts shaping the world stage, emerging groups (i.e., Boko Haram, Ansaru, and ISIS), and theoretical and concrete information about Homeland Security organizations. Each chapter also contains a new analysis of probable future trends in terrorism and security. The analysis of homeland security also discusses controversies surrounding human rights and protecting civil liberties. What's more, the MindTap that accompanies this text helps students practice and master techniques and key concepts while engaging them with video cases, career scenarios, visual summaries, and more.
About the Author
Jonathan R. White is professor of interdisciplinary studies in the Frederik Meijer Honors College of Grand Valley State University. The founding director of GVSU's School of Criminal Justice, Dr. White was promoted to dean of Social Sciences and served there until he was summoned to the Bureau of Justice Assistance to direct the State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training (SLATT) program after the attacks of 9-11. He conducted counterterrorism training for law enforcement and military forces in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, and throughout the United States. A recognized expert on religious terrorism, Dr. White currently teaches classes on national security, intelligence analysis, and counterterrorism in the Meijer Honors College.
Table of Contents
TERRORISM IN HISTORICAL AND SOCIAL CONTEXTS. 1. The Shifting Definition of Terrorism. 2. Practical Criminology, Radicalization, and Types of Terrorism. 3. Terrorist Financing and Money Laundering. 4. Terrorism and the Media. 5. Force Multipliers, Gender Roles, and Tactics. INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM: NATIONAL AND ETHNIC MOVEMENTS. 6. Long-Term Separatist Terrorism. 7. Nationalistic and Endemic Terrorisms. 8. Background to the Middle East. 9. Terrorism in Israel and Palestine. INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM: IDEOLOGICAL AND RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS. 10. Revolutionary and Counterrevolutionary Terrorism. 11. Jihadist Networks. DOMESTIC TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY. 12. Domestic Terrorism. 13. An Introduction to Homeland Security. 14. Organizing Homeland Security. 15. Homeland Security and Constitutional Issues. 16. Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, and the Future Word Cited.