4th Edition

Terrorism and Organized Hate Crime Intelligence Gathering, Analysis and Investigations, Fourth Edition

By Michael R. Ronczkowski Copyright 2018
    470 Pages 92 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    470 Pages 92 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The ability of law enforcement agencies to manage and act upon intelligence is the key to countering terrorism. Likewise, a critical foundation of intelligence-led policing is the proper analysis of all information gained. Terrorism and Organized Hate Crime: Intelligence Gathering, Analysis, and Investigations, Fourth Edition demonstrates how to recognize the indicators of an impending act of terrorism or mass violence, how to deter an attack, and how to transform information into intelligence to meet community demands for safety and security.

    The Fourth Edition has been completely updated and expanded to cover numerous topics facing those tasked with investigating and thwarting terrorism and the terrorist acts throughout the world today. Many investigators have sought to understand the growth of the radical extremist and terrorist organization ranks. The Fourth Edition dedicates an expanded new chapter to the concerns and processes centering on radicalization and recruitment. This new chapter covers such in-depth topics like: criminal roots, gang connection, conversion, causes of extremism, models of recruitment and radicalization including self-radicalization, recruiting in the digital age, social media, youth targeting, prison radicalization and recruitment, legal concerns, case studies and groups, as well as what can be done to prevent recruitment. In addition to the new chapter, there is a new guide to sources of information for investigators and expanded discussion on IRA tactics and ISIS.

    Using techniques applicable to the private and the public sector, the book combines academic, research, and practitioner perspectives to establish a protocol for effectively gathering, analyzing, investigating, and disseminating criminal intelligence. Additional overage includes the role of fusion centers, terrorism financing, the handling of classified materials, the National Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative as well as pre-incident indicators and behavioral traits associated with terrorism.

    A one-stop resource for the homeland security, intelligence analyst, and investigative professional, the book arms those tasked with protecting the public with a solid blueprint for combating and investigating crimes associated with terrorism and hate. Also widely used as a core text, Terrorism and Organized Hate Crime, Fourth Edition teaches practical applications to those students enrolled in such courses as Terrorism and Hate Crimes, Violence and Terrorism, Domestic Terrorism, Terrorism and Political Violence, and Terrorism and Homeland Security.

    Accompanying PowerPointTm slides and a Test Bank are available to professors upon qualifying course adoption.

    Chapter 1: A Need for Understanding and Analysis

    Chapter 2: Understanding and Defining Terrorism

    Chapter 3: Homeland Security and Analysis

    Chapter 4: Behavioral Traits and Suspicious Activity

    Chapter 5: Radicalization and Recruitment

    Chapter 6: Gathering Information, The Key to the Process

    Chapter 7: Enhancing Investigations: Going Beyond the Traditional

    Chapter 8: Working the Puzzle One Piece at a Time: Learning to Anticipate Behavior

    Chapter 9: Enhanced Analysis: Transforming Information into Intelligence

    Chapter 10: The Threat: The Future Is Here Today—Learning from the Past

    Chapter 11: What the Future May Hold

    Chapter 12: Conclusion

    Appendix A: Domestic-Based Terrorist Organizations

    Appendix B: "Patriot" Groups in the United States

    Appendix C: Symbols of Hate

    Appendix D: Foreign-Based Terrorist Organizations

    Appendix E: Explosive Materials

    Appendix F: Homeland Security State Contact List

    Appendix G: Publication References

    Appendix H: Government Legislative References

    Appendix I: Glossary of Terminology

    Appendix J: Department of Homeland Security Recognized Fusion Centers

    Appendix K: Guide to Sources of Information for Investigators


    Major (honorably retired as of April 2010) Michael Ronczkowski served the citizens of Miami-Dade County Florida and Miami-Dade Police Department for nearly 27 years. He rose through all the Civil Service Ranks serving as a Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain before his appointment to Major in the spring of 2006. His assignments consisted of 19 years of investigations to include; burglary, auto theft, assault, robbery, fugitives and homeland security which included the Joint Terrorism Task Force.

    Major Ronczkowski retired after serving four years as the Department’s Homeland Security Bureau Commander and Director of the Miami-Dade Fusion Center a DHS recognized center that he initiated. He commanded and managed 80 multi-discipline personnel on homeland security and terrorism-related investigations at the Fusion Center which served South Florida. Major Ronczkowski also served as the Chair of the County’s Terrorism Advisory Committee (TAC), member of the Southeast Regional Domestic Security Task Force (SERDSTF), Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Grant Program and Urban Area Work Group (UAWG) board member for Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, and Major Cities Chiefs Association Intelligence Commanders Group advisor. He also maintained high level national security clearances and credentials with the Miami Office of the FBI JTTF. Major Ronczkowski has testified before both the U.S. Senate and Congress on matters related to Islamic Extremism and Emergency Response.

    Major Ronczkowski holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University as well as being a graduate of the FBI’s National Academy, Session 217. He is the author of several publications to include two text books published with CRC Press titled Terrorism and Organized Hate Crime and co-author of the article Tactical / Investigative Analysis of Targeted Crimes, published by the National Institute of Justice in the Advanced Crime Mapping Topics book sponsored by the Crime Mapping and Analysis Program as well as three contributing articles for various encyclopedias. Major Ronczkowski is also an established instructor on matters related to homeland security, intelligence, analysis, and a certified GIS instructor with ESRI. He served eight years as an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University teaching terrorism and has been an instructor for the Alpha Group Center for Crime and Intelligence Analysis for nearly 10 years.

    "Terrorism and organized a crime is a seminal and groundbreaking book that clearly shows the connection between the various terrorist movements around the world and the support provided to them by the criminal community. The fourth edition continues to provide the support that law enforcement and the intelligence and security communities need to better fight the evolving threats."

    Jeffrey C. Price, Metropolitan State University of Denver, USA