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Terrorism and Homeland Security 7th Edition

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PART I: A BASIC INTRODUCTION TO TERRORISM. 1. Terrorism Defined. 2. Conceptualizing Terrorism: Criminological, Political, and Religious Underpinnings. 3. The Organization and Financing of Terrorism. 4. Terrorism and the Media. 5. Tactics and Force Multipliers. PART II: HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF TERRORISM. 6. The Beginnings of Modern Terrorism. 7. The Irish Troubles. 8. Latin American Influences on Terrorism. 9. Background to the Middle East. PART III: TERRORISM TODAY. 10. The Question of Israel and Palestine. 11. International Umbrella Groups and Terror Networks. 12. Africa, Asia, and the Pacific Rim. 13. Europe, Turkey, and Russia. 14. The Structure and Study of Domestic Terrorism. PART IV: HOMELAND SECURITY. 15. An Introduction to Homeland Security and Terrorism Prevention. 16. Law Enforcement Bureaucracy and Homeland Security. 17. Homeland Security and Civil Liberties. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 688 pages
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing; 7 edition (January 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0495913367
  • ISBN-13: 978-0495913368
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #154,975 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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After reading through the first 6 chapters, I have found the book to be well written and informative. Extremely comprehensive and interesting, Terrorism & Homeland Security is a must read for anyone entering DHS, FBI, or other federal and domestic agencies. Be warned, this is not an easy read. The font is small and it will take a good amount of time to get through but I believe you will come out the other end more informed and knowledgable.
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I liked this book for the fact that it gave historical background to the history of terrorism and the reasons people were deemed terrorists. I gave it 4 and not 5 stars because the index in the back didn't help me very much when I tried to look up specific terms that I needed to know. Also the definitions of terms that are given in the sidebar don't match up with the terms usage in the text, so that was hard to follow. Homeland Security wasn't discussed enough for my liking; rather Departments were defined in the last few chapters. I got this book at a good price and it helped me greatly in Grad school.
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A very comprehesive text on the subject of terrorism. It should be on the bookshelf of every student who wishes a broad understanding of the subject; as well as the seasoned practitioner who wishes an excellent reference.
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I got this book for school and the teacher who read the book said it is the most informational book, like a dictionary, great reference in regards to terrorist organizations. It's a little pricy everywhere you buy it but I got lucky,bought it here for about $65 (new) and I plan to keep it.
I started reading it myself and already learned few new words and concepts.
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I love this book! It's written in such a way that you can not help but get the concepts. It's easy to digest, and written very well.
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An okay textbook. There is a lot of slant, but it goes well with several other books if you have an option. It is definitely worth looking at if you are in criminal justice.
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This book exposes the true roots of international terrorism and gives one another view on the topice other than what you will discover from everyday media.
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This book was pretty dull, especially given the subject material. The best suggestion I came across was to read the first and last couple of sentences in a paragraph and given the grade I got in the class, that advice seemed to be apt.
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