Terrorism, Intelligence And Homeland Security by Robert W. TaylorTerrorism, Intelligence And Homeland Security by Robert W. Taylor

Terrorism, Intelligence And Homeland Security

byRobert W. Taylor, Charles R. Swanson

Paperback | February 17, 2015

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A Comprehensive Overview of Terrorism Today and the American Response

Terrorism, Intelligence and Homeland Security is an easy-to-read introductory text packed with the latest research and events in the field.  Its reader-friendly, four-color design with numerous illustrations and contemporary photographs engage student and illuminate both the history and the current state of both domestic and foreign terrorism and the US response.


The text is divided into four Parts: Part 1 provides a framework for understanding both domestic and foreign terrorist threats in terms of history, geography, culture, and creed or religion; Part 2 focuses on terrorist groups, their organization, and critical processes; Part 3 presents an overview of America’s vulnerabilities to terrorism and the government agencies tasked to prevent terrorism including discussion of the intelligence community and a balanced discussion of the myriad Constitutional issues involved in efforts to protect the public while safeguarding personal and civil liberties; Part 4 focuses specifically on the agencies that have anti-terrorism as part of their primary mission.


About The Author

Dr. Robert W. Taylor is currently a tenured full Professor and Director of the Executive Master of Science Program in Justice Administration and Leadership within the Department of Criminology at The University of Texas at Dallas. Previously, he was the Program Head for the Public Affairs Program; an academic program integrating the ...
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Title:Terrorism, Intelligence And Homeland SecurityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 10.8 × 8.5 × 0.9 inPublished:February 17, 2015Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0133517128

ISBN - 13:9780133517125

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Understanding Terrorism
Chapter 1 Defining, Conceptualizing, and Understanding Terrorism 1
Chapter 2 Political Ideology and the Historical Roots of Terrorism 32
Chapter 3 Understanding the Middle East and Islam 63
Chapter 4 The Rise of Radical Islam 82

Part 2 Typologies, Organizational Structure, Tactics and Critical Processes of Terrorism
Chapter 5 Terrorist Organizations and Structures 108
Chapter 6 Critical Processes of Terrorist Organizations 134
Chapter 7 Typologies of Terrorism: State-Involved Terrorism and Single or Special Issue Movements 158
Chapter 8 Typologies of Terrorism: The Right and Left Wings, and Separatist or Nationalist Movements 182

Part 3 Responding to the Challenges of Terrorism
Chapter 9 Intelligence and Terrorism 208
Chapter 10 Intelligence, Terrorism and the U.S. Constitution 230
Chapter 11 Homeland Security 257
Chapter 12 America’s Vulnerability to Terrorism 286
Chapter 13 Emergency Management 306

Part 4 Combatting Terrorism and the Future
Chapter 14 Combatting Terrorism 334
Chapter 15 Terrorism, Intelligence, and Homeland Security: The Future 361