Terrorism, 4th Edition

An Investigator's Handbook

 
Terrorism, 4th Edition,William Dyson,ISBN9781437734874
 
 
 

  

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9781437734874

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Provides specific practical guidance on terrorism as a phenomenon and how terrorists operate, as well as on the investigative tools that can yield the best results.

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Key Features

* Not only does provides easy-to-follow directions with respect to what to do, but also on what NOT to do in response to terrorism attacks
* Pedagogy includes key terms and concepts, chapter summaries, and "real-world" example boxes throughout the text
* Equipped with a superior ancillary package

Description

Terrorism: An Investigator’s Handbook, Fourth Edition, introduces law enforcement officials to the field of terrorism investigation, focusing on domestic terrorism in the United States. It describes how terrorists operate, what makes them different from other criminals, and how investigations should be carried out against terrorists. It also cautions law enforcement officers about the potential pitfalls of investigating terrorism. The book is organized into five sections. Section I on the nature and threat of terrorism discusses the definition of terrorism, types of terrorism, and the things investigators must know about terrorists. Section II on investigative techniques covers interviewing techniques, polygraph tests, surveillance, informants, and undercover operations. Section III discusses the factors to consider when implementing investigative techniques against terrorists, such as the courtroom process and ethical issues. Section IV explains the application of investigative techniques to terrorism investigations, while Section V reflects on the future of terrorism investigation. Investigating terrorism may be the most difficult challenge faced by law enforcement officers. This book will be particularly useful to criminal investigators seeking to enhance their investigative skills and knowledge.

Readership

Students and beginning professionals in the criminal justice field as well as law enforcement trainees

William Dyson

Terrorism, 4th Edition

Section I: The Nature of Terrorism and the Threat It Presents
1. An Overview of Terrorism
2. Defining, Delineating, and Dissecting Terrorism
3. Religious-Based Terrorism
4. What Investigators Need to Know About Terrorists

Section II: Investigative Techniques
5. An Overview of Investigative Techniques as They Apply to Terrorism
6. What the Terrorist Knows About Law Enforcement
7. Interviewing
8. Polygraph Examinations
9. Records Checks
10. Surveillance
11. Informants
12. Trash Cover
13. Pretext Telephone Calls
14. Physical Evidence
15. The Crime Scene
16. Mail Cover
17. The Investigative Task Force
18. Undercover Operations
19. Technical Investigative Techniques
20. Investigative Review
21. Locating Clandestine and Fugitive Terrorists

Section III: Factors to Be Considered When Implementing Investigative Techniques Against Terrorists
22. The Terrorist in Court
23. Ethical Issues and Investigative Techniques
24. The Law Enforcement “Offsite” Location

Section IV: Applying Investigative Techniques to Terrorism Investigations
25. When a Clandestine Terrorist Is Identified
26. Handling a Terrorist Attack
27. Crisis Preparation

Section V: The Future
28. The Future of Terrorism Investigation

Appendix I. What to Do in Response to a Terrorist Attack
Appendix II. What Not to Do in Response to a Terrorist Attack
Appendix III. In a Nutshell: Bringing Terrorists to Justice
Appendix IV. Domestic Terrorist Attacks
Appendix V. Key Terms and Concepts
Appendix VI. Selected Extremist Terms

Quotes and reviews

"This is one of the finest and most important handbooks written on the discipline of terrorism investigations…The author is a former FBI agent who conducted numerous terrorist investigations, so readers will greatly benefit from his extensive practitioner knowledge of counterterrorism."--Terrorism online, Vol. 7, No. 3, 2013
"This is one of the finest and most important handbooks written on the discipline of terrorism investigations…The author is a former FBI agent who conducted numerous terrorist investigations, so readers will greatly benefit from his extensive practitioner knowledge of counterterrorism." --Perspectives on Terrorism online, Vol. 7, No. 3, 2013
"Equipped with a superior ancillary package… This handbook introduces the reader to the field of terrorism investigation."--Criminal Justice Educators Today
"This is one of the finest and most important handbooks written on the discipline of terrorism investigations."--Dr. Joshua Sinai

 
 
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