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The CRC Press Terrorism Reader

1st Edition

By Marie-Helen Maras

CRC Press

418 pages

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The CRC Press Terrorism Reader assembles the insight of an unrivaled pool of author experts to provide the ultimate comprehensive resource on terrorism. With information drawn from premier titles in the CRC Press collection, the book begins by discussing the origins and definitions of terrorism as well as its motivations and psychology. It goes on

Table of Contents

Terrorism and Terrorism History. Definitions and Origins of Terrorism. Motivations of Terrorists and the Psychology of Terrorism. International and Domestic Terrorism. Terrorist Tactics, Terrorist Capabilities. Terrorist Organizations and Cells. Terrorist Planning, Surveillance, Targeting, and Operations. WMD and CBRN. Terrorist Funding. Terrorism Preparedness, Terrorism Response.Homeland Security. Mitigating Terrorism. Deterring Terrorism. Intelligence-Driven Counterterrorism. Regional Focus on Terrorism. The Terrorist Threat in Latin America. Terrorism in the European Union: The Case of Germany. Border Security in the Middle East: The Case of Iran. Terrorism in Asia: The Case of the Philippines. Emerging Issues and the Future of Terrorism. The Arab Spring and Subsequent Effects. Suicide Bombings: The Ultimate Tool of Terrorism. The Crime-Terror Nexus. Critical Infrastructure Protection. Technology, Terrorism, and Counterterrorism. Appendix A: Glossary of Global Terrorist Groups. Appendix B: US/Domestic-Based Terrorist Organizations. Appendix C: Foreign Terrorist Organizations. Index.

About the Author

Dr. Marie-Helen Maras is an associate professor at the Department of Security, Fire, and of Emergency Management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. She has a DPhil in Law and an MPhil in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Oxford. The majority of her research and publications have focused on the legal, economic, social, and political implications of security measures in the United States and the European Union. In addition to her teaching and academic work, her background includes approximately seven years of service in the US Navy with significant experience in security and law enforcement from her posts as a Navy law enforcement specialist and command investigator. While in the Navy, she supervised her personnel in conducting more than 130 counter-surveillance operations throughout Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Criminal Law / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Terrorism