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Terrorism and Homeland Security Hardcover – January 1, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0495913368 ISBN-10: 0495913367 Edition: 7th

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 688 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 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
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #337,828 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

About the Author

Jonathan R. White--a national expert on the topic of terrorism--is executive director of the Homeland Security Initiative. Immediately prior to that appointment, Dr. White served as dean of Social Sciences at Grand Valley State University. He has instructed on terrorism, militarism, criminology, police administration, philosophy, and justice in Western civilization. Since 1998, he has worked as an adjunct instructor with the State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training (SLATT) Program. A recognized expert on Middle Eastern extremism, Dr. White used his knowledge to develop and strengthen the SLATT program on international terrorism.

Customer Reviews

It's easy to digest, and written very well.
Michelle
I WILL give it this: the concepts are clear and there is no fluff to the material.
Ruthie
I used this for class and I recommend it for anyone to read.
Mario V

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 9, 2011
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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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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By FERNANDO FLORES on January 27, 2012
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michelle on March 2, 2013
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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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I read textbooks for fun. I'm not joking. This book, however, is required for an elective class and while I generally do not have much of a problem with a book(s) a professor assigns, this book is an exception. I mean, really, I am taking time away from my day to go onto Amazon to tell others about it.

Here is why I dislike the book so much: every paragraph is drenched in references to other authors so much so that I cannot tell where this particular author stands on any of the topics in the book. I understand the importance of referencing sources, but this particular style distracts so much from the material that I am struggling to finish it. I WILL give it this: the concepts are clear and there is no fluff to the material. My only real problem is that it is a chore to read because of the style. After some thought, it might be due to the fact that I am not a criminal justice major; I am a psychology major. Perhaps this is just how CJ books are written.
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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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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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By Jason D. Wyly on October 28, 2012
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A very comprehensive review of the history of terrorism. Excellent reference book. It doesn't do alot of analysis but I wouldn't expect a reference book to do that.
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