In response to the current terrorist threat, law enforcement agencies at every level have expanded technological and intelligence-gathering initiatives in order to support new tactical, investigative and deployment strategies. The demand for homeland security requires that agencies hire professional and specially-trained criminal and intelligence analysts to find and pre-empt any potential threat.
Agencies must now determine how to train these analysts and properly identify and respond to critical intelligence. Terrorism and Organized Hate Crime: Intelligence Gathering, Analysis, and Investigations provides a framework for exploring the issues that all new or existing analysts and investigators must face, including what information to gather, how to analyze it, and the effectiveness of crime analysts investigating terrorism.
Training in proactive analytical-based investigation has been around for less than thirty years. Events now mandate that unavoidable importance of understanding "terrorism analysis." This expert overview provides the crucial foundation of criminal intelligence gathering and analysis and defines the nature of terrorism and its practitioners, subjects of vital importance if local agencies are to play an effective role in the battle against terror.
"The nine appendixes offer a unique feature and make the book worthwhile. These appendixes cover such topics as domestic-based terrorist organizations, symbols of hate, explosive materials, and a glossary of terminology. Summing Up: Recommended."
- CHOICE, June 2004, Vol. 41, No. 10
"I have witnessed an emphasis on agencies hiring, training, and even certifying analytical personnel to address homeland security, terrorism and organized hate crime. The problem has been the lack of materials applicable to law enforcement. That was until Mr. Ronczkowski penned this book. I congratulate him."
Commission Secretary for CALEA
Director United States Marshal's Service (1993-1999)
"I think it's a great piece of work, very timely, relevant, and at least in my opinion, touches on everything that matters to both the analyst and law enforcement officer, particularly those in the 'intel' business."
- David Jimenez, USAF (ret), CCA, President, Texas Association of Crime & Intelligence Analysts and Intelligence Specialist, US Border Patrol, El Paso, Texas
". . . offers excellent insight into the process that professionals could apply in all investigative areas . . . professionally written and easy to read. It has an extensive index and nine appendices, including a highly useful glossary, lists of both foreign and domestic terrorist groups, and government and legislative references."
– In Security Management, December 2007
A NEED FOR UNDERSTANDING AND ANALYSIS
Intelligence Analysis Units
Defining Analytical Positions and Roles
So, What is Homeland Security and Terrorism Analysis?
Understanding What Needs to be Analyzed
Keys to Analyzing
Deterrence, Prevention, Arrest, Target Hardening
UNDERSTANDING AND DEFINING TERRORISM
Defining Terrorist Activity
Forms of Terrorism: Political, Ecological, Agricultural, Narco, Biological, and Cyber
History & Roots of Modern Terrorism
The Evolution of Domestic Terrorism
Organized Hate Groups and Crimes
Role of Organized Hate Groups in Domestic Terrorism
What is a Terrorist?
Terrorist versus Street Criminal
Terrorism Structure and Management
HOMELAND SECURITY AND ANALYSIS
Homeland Security Defined
What is the Homeland Security Advisory System?
The USA Patriot Act
Importance of Finances
Dealing with Terrorism
Law Enforcement Concerns
Coordination, Training, and Awareness
GATHERING INFORMATION, THE KEY TO THE PROCESS
Gathering, Role of the First Responder
Crimes and Incidents that May Yield Information or Links
Gathering Limitations and Restrictions
Intelligence Gathering and Information Interpretation
ENHANCED ANALYSIS: TRANSFORMING INFORMATION INTO INTELLIGENCE
Analyzing; Transforming Information into Intelligence
Analytical and Investigative Variables to Consider
Web Sites and Other Resources for Analytical Consideration
Macro - Micro - Macro Continuum
Assessing the Threat
Spatial Referencing and Its Use in Homeland Security Analysis
Range of GIS Uses
Identifying Potential Targets
Dissemination of Intelligence or End Product
WHAT THE FUTURE MAY HOLD
Foreign-Based Terrorist Influence
Bioterrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction
The Past, Present, and Future