418 pages | 32 B/W Illus.
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 to explore a range of issues, providing readers with an understanding of what the terrorist threat is, the history behind it, and strategies to detect, mitigate, and prevent attacks.
Providing real-world insight and solutions to terrorist threats and acts at home and abroad, the book goes beyond theory to deliver practitioner knowledge from the field straight into the reader’s hands.
This interesting and comprehensive reader draws on the extensive writings of CRC Press authors to discuss the spectrum of issues involved in terrorism and counter-terrorism studies. The volume is divided into five parts: terrorism and terrorism history, terrorist tactics and terrorist capabilities, countering terrorism, regional focus on terrorism, and emerging issues and the future of terrorism. The appendices include a glossary of international terrorist groups and domestic terrorist groups in the United States. The reader is recommended as a complement to courses in terrorism, counter-terrorism, and homeland security. The author 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.
—Book review by Dr. Joshua Sinai appearing in Perspectives on Terrorism, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2014
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
Terrorism Preparedness, Terrorism Response
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