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Crime and Terrorism Risk

Studies in Criminology and Criminal Justice, 1st Edition

Edited by Leslie W. Kennedy, Edmund F. McGarrell


284 pages

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Crime and Terrorism Risk is a collection of original essays and articles that presents a broad overview of the issues related to the assessment and management of risk in the new security age. These original articles show how researchers, experts and the public are beginning to think about crime and terrorism issues in terms of a new risk paradigm that emphasizes establishing a balance between threat and resources in developing prevention and response strategies.


"Crime and Terrorism Risk is a must read for students of policing and security management. Kennedy and McGarrell's special collection of articles highlights changes in risk management that have occurred since the September 11 attacks. An adequate understanding of this shift in thinking is imperative for undergraduate and graduate students in criminal justice and public policy and Kennedy and McGarrell have provided the perfect forum." –Brent Smith, Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Arkansas

"Kennedy and McGarrell’s collection of essays explores largely uncharted terrain using the concept of risk assessment as their guiding light. The book will be especially valuable for terrorism and crime researchers and for students of criminal justice, homeland security, and risk assessment." Gary LaFree, Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland, College Park

"This text provides a unique collection of essays which address many diverse problems rarely discussed together in the literature. The valuable chapters on defining and responding to new risks frame the debate on crime and terrorism in a way that should be of interest to a broad range of policy makers." Louise Shelley, Public Policy, George Mason University

"The editors of this book masterfully place a modern understanding of terrorism within the context of street crime, transnational crime, and other criminal threats, making it equally accessible to criminology students and their instructors. It will prove to be an invaluable resource for students of risk management." Kelly Damphousse, Sociology, University of Oklahmoa

Table of Contents

1. Overview of Risk Assessment and Management 2. Examining the Social Construction of Risk 3. Risk Assessment in Prevention and Response 4. Risk Management 5. Developing Risk Metrics 6. Risk Tolerance and Acceptability 7. Case Studies

About the Editors

Leslie W. Kennedy is University Professor of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University. He is also the Director of the Rutgers Center on Public Security. Dr. Kennedy’s current research in public security builds upon his previous research in event analysis and understanding the social contexts in which hazards to society are identified and deterred.

Edmund F. McGarrell is Professor and Director of the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. Dr. McGarrell co-chairs the Michigan State University Risk Research Initiative: Risk, Values, and Decisions. In this role, he is collaborating with faculty from a variety of fields in research on environmental and natural resource crime, supply chain security, and law enforcement intelligence.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Civil Rights
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Law Enforcement
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disasters & Disaster Relief
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Violence in Society
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety
TRANSPORTATION / Public Transportation