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Books from Charles C Thomas Reviewed in 2010


ACTING OUT: Outlining Specific Behaviours and Actions For Effective Leadership
Edition: 1st
Format: Hardback
Author: Mitchell P Weinzetl
ISBN: 978-0-398-07933-8
Publishers: CC Thomas (USA)
Price: $55.95 USA
Publication Date: 2010
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There are many misconceptions about how police agencies and other public sector organizations operate. Policing is a business, and the business of policing is subjected to the same universal rules of business and leadership whether you are in police work or in industry. Leadership is leadership and management is management and the principles are the same. This book is about being an effective leader and about change- personal change, intellectual change, process change, organizational change, and personal growth and development. Part One focuses on communication and leadership actions and what effective leaders accomplish. Part Two examines the actions-based approach, decision making, thinking, personal mastery, teaching, and vision and direction. Part Three discusses the leadership replication cycle-gathering the information, converting the information, transforming the knowledge, replacing behaviours, driving leadership actions, repeating the process, and bringing it all together. The concepts presented can be applied to any field or position, including personal life and relationships. This book will provide the insights needed to improve a person's effectiveness as a leader, or to prepare them for their next career step, when the opportunity presents itself.

Contents

Preface
Introduction
Chapter
Part OneDeveloping Leadership Behaviours
1. It's What Effective Leaders Do
2. Communication: The Communication System
3. Communication: The Act of Dialogue
4. Communication: Difficult Dialogue
5. Leadership Actions
Part TwoThe Actions-Based Approach
6. Vision and Direction
7. Thinking
8. Decision Making
9. Organizational Change
10. Organizational Development
11. Personal Mastery
12. Teaching
Part ThreeThe Leadership Replication Cycle
13. Introduction to The Leadership Replication Cycle
14. Gather Information
15. Convert the Information
16. Transform the Knowledge
17. Replace Your Behaviours
18. Drive and Trickle-Down Leadership Actions
19. Repeat the Process
20. Bringing It All Together
Bibliography
Suggested Reading
Index

The Author

Mitch Weinzetl has been a police officer for over twenty-two years, including more than fifteen years of formal leadership experience. For more than twelve years, Mitch has been a Chief of Police, serving three different departments in that capacity. He has an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Law Enforcement, and also holds a Bachelor's Degree and Masters Degree in Organizational Management. Chief Weinzetl has been an ardent student of leadership, and has spent hundreds of hours teaching officers in the areas of Firearms, Use of Force, Specialty Munitions, SWAT, Supervision, and Leadership Development. Chief Weinzetl has served on several boards of directors on a local, state, and federal level. He is a past president of the Buffalo Rotary Club, and is also past president of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association.

Preface

When I entered the law enforcement industry more than 20 years ago, I knew I wanted to ascend to a position of formal leadership. I was fortunate to have this opportunity early in my career and have spent more than 15 years in police supervision, the last 12 as a chief of police in three different organizations.
Acting Out is a marriage between what I've learned and what I've experienced during that time; a discussion on how theory translates into practice. It is also a diary of my accomplishments and failures, and about the processes and practices I've used to move myself forward in my leadership behaviors.
In creating this book, I have taken the time to develop what I've learned into material that I can present to others in a meaningful and understandable format. My thoughts and philosophies about leadership and organizations have been shaped in a number of waysand have changed over time. I have gained tremendous knowledge through both formal education and on-the-job training and experience, developing my personal leadership capabilities through a regular and ongoing mission to understand and internalize all I could about leadership and organizational dynamics. Drawing from these experiences has enabled me to convert my knowledge and understanding into leadership behaviors that support operational goals and functions.
Acting Out starts with a simple and straightforward premise: A large portion of our formal leaders are not as effective as they should be. Building from that statement, this book identifies the primary reason behind the failure of many leadersan outdated and ineffective paradigm of leadership development.
Acting Out takes aim at the typical method of leadership instruction, which essentially involves providing information and little else. Further, Acting Out takes the reader on a journey through learning an
actions-based approach to leadership, developing personal leadership knowledge and behaviors, and understanding and implementing the "Leadership Replication Cycle."
Nearly every formal leader has taken the time to read books or articles about leadership or attend seminars on the subject. But, while being exposed to this information often creates excitement for the individual, it rarely results in meaningful action taking place. This is where Acting Out separates itself from the main body of literary and other instructional information available.
This book intends for readers to actually "DO" something with the information they have been provided. Instead of simply providing information and then expecting readers to take it from there, Acting Out identifies specific behaviors and actions leaders can engage in as they proceed on their personal leadership development journey.
Acting Out has been constructed to help readers develop the habits and actions of purposeful and proactive leadership and to assist them in their ability to replicate themselves and these behaviors and actions in others. It has been designed as an instructional text, providing a broad and comprehensive range of material intended to aid readers in improving their overall effectiveness as leaders.
This book is but one additional small step on my personal leadership journey. I hope that it will become one for you as well, and that you will benefit from the information and experiences I have shared.
 
 
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Personality Assessment in Police Psychology: A 21st Century Perspective
Edition: 1st
Format: Hardback
Pages: 384
Editor: Peter A. Weiss Ph.D.
ISBN: 978-0-3987914-7
Publishers: Charles C Thomas Publisher Ltd
Price: £47.00
Publication date: 2010
 

In recent years, personality assessment by professional psychologists has taken on an increasingly important role in the field of police work. Most importantly, personality assessment instruments have been utilized in the pre-employment psychological screening of police officer candidates. This psychological screening takes place at the end of the hiring process to ensure that candidates do not have personality characteristics or existing psychopathology that would interfere with their job performance. Personality assessment is also used for other applications in police psychology. These applications include fitness-for-duty evaluations [FFDEs) and second opinion evaluations of officers who challenge hiring decisions. Moreover, police psychologists are involved in a considerable amount of research in order to determine which tests and scales are most appropriate for evaluations. The present volume is divided into four parts to cover the relevant issues in personality assessment for police work. Part I provides an introduction and the basic principles of personality assessment in police psychology. Part II focuses on the major assessment instruments used in police psychology. These include the MMPI-2, the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAO, the lnwald Personality Inventory [IPI) and Hilson Tests, the M-PULSE Inventory, pre-offer integrity instruments, and the Rorschach Comprehensive System. Part III examines multiple issues in personality assessment research in the field of police psychology. Part IV covers applications of personality assessment in police psychology. These applications include preemployment evaluations, fitness for duty evaluations, conditional second opinion psychological evaluations of candidates, using multiple sources o information when conducting mandatory or required evaluations, and the politics of personality assessment in police agencies. This unique and comprehensive text is designed for psychologists who are actively working in the field of law enforcement including psychologists in both applied and research/academic settings.

Review

The editor of this volume, Peter A. Weiss Ph.D., himself an expert in both forensic psychology and psychological assessment and a past president of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, has assembled a worthy and varied team of expert contributors, each of them specialists in their own field. This book is specifically aimed at the United States market. It explores the use of psychological assessment within the police and allied professions, in particular within the fields of recruit assessment and the assessment of serving officers applying for promotion or transfer to specialist fields. The use of such psychological personality assessment within the UK is extremely rare. Having said that, this volume will be of interest to academics and students of psychological assessments, presenting as it does an in-depth picture of such assessment within a specific field of application.

The book is organised into four parts. Sixteen papers from different authors are spread across the four parts, with the papers within each part touching on a common theme.

Part I Introduction and Basic Principles
Part IIMajor Assessment Instruments Used in Police Psychology
Part III Research Methods in Police Psychology Personality Assessment
Part IV Applications of Personality Assessment in Police Psychology
It is not within the scope of this short review to provide a detailed account of each of the papers contained within the four parts of this book. Rather this reviewer will attempt to provide a flavour of each part and draw attention to anything that appears to be particularly noteworthy.
Part I. This part contains only two papers and deals with overarching issues in the field of personality assessment within the American police service. The first paper sets out a comprehensive and thorough history of such personality assessment, starting in a small way in the 1960s, and growing until such use within the police service is normal across the entire United States and indeed is now required by law in some States. The second paper concentrates on a number of fundamental issues that confront the professional psychologist working within the police service. It provides a detailed overview of a number of issues and as such is excellent preparatory reading for any psychologist entering this specialist field.
Part II. This is the largest section of the book and contains six papers each focussed on a different psychological testing instrument. The instruments covered include the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory - 2 (MMPI - 2), the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI), the Inwald Personality Inventory (IPI), the M-Pulse Inventory (M-PULSE), and the Rorschach Comprehensive System. Each instrument is critiqued in great detail together with a discussion of a number of issues that arise from their use. Many of the papers are replete with test scores and other statistics and examples and as such are of considerable value to anyone interested in the use of such instruments.
Part III. This part contains three papers and concentrates on the research methodologies in use when testing instruments are employed. The papers discuss a number of different topics, including the growing use of different personality testing instruments to predict future performance of police recruits, whilst another paper looks at the future of personality testing within the American police service.
Part IV. This is another large section and contains five papers. The papers tend to be shorter than those earlier in the book and cover a number of separate issues. Some of these are concerned with procedural matters concerning professional psychologists and their interaction with the police service. It covers a number of legal matters including the rules for personality testing contained within the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Conclusions

This is an excellent book. It clearly displays the expertise of its contributors and is well edited. However, as detailed in the opening part of this review, it is a book of limited appeal to the UK market, having as it does a focus entirely on the US scene.

David Emmett

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Police Chief 101: Practical Advice for the Law Enforcement Leader
Edition: 1st
Format: Hardback
Author: Gerald W Garner
ISBN: 978-0-398-07937-6
Publishers: CC Thomas
Price: £41; $60.95
Publication Date: 2010
 

Publisher's Title Information

Based on forty years of extensive experience, the author draws on current knowledge to provide a thorough overview of the highs and lows of the job. The book provides practical, common sense advice for doing the multitude of jobs the chief faces with effectiveness and efficiency. It furnishes sound advice intended to help the chief retain his physical, emotional and ethical health while leading a professional law enforcement agency. Chapter topics include advice on taking control of the police department and setting the agenda in place, emphasizing the extreme importance of role modelling the behaviour that the chief expects of his people, the requirements for a productive relationship with the chief's top staff, exploring the multifaceted relationship a chief has with his employees, guidelines for managing relations with the various factions that make up the community, getting along with the boss, discipline and the role of the chief in this vital process, deciding on a course of action when things go wrong, the death of a police officer, officer-involved shootings, misconduct, and a good working relationship with the media. Each chapter concludes with “Points to Remember” that will be beneficial to the new police chief in order to avoid previous mistakes and build on the body of knowledge that constitutes professional law enforcement leadership. This resource will be invaluable to all law enforcement professionals, policymakers, and police academics.
 

Contents

Preface
Chapter One: When You're the New Chief
Do Your Homework Before You Start
Know Why You Were Chosen
Size Up the Department and Its Challenges
Assess Your Staff
Meet the Employees
Be Sure You're on the Same Wavelength with Your Boss
Meet the Players in the Community
Establish a Checklist and a Time Frame
Establish Your Agenda and Communicate It
Meet the Press (Advertise Yourself)
Deal Quickly with Major Issues
Otherwise, Don't Move Too Quickly on Major Changes
Examine the High-Risk Areas
Score Some Small, Early Victories
Communicate You're In It for the Long Haul
Summary
Points to Remember
Chapter Two: Leading a Great Organization
Be Proud of Your People and Organization and Say So
It Won't Happen Overnight
Culture Change Takes Years
Remove Those Opposing Positive Change
Be Relentless in Seeking Your Goals
Expect Setbacks and Advance Past Them
The Value of Role Modelling
Don't Accept “Good Enough”
Have a Group of Peers for “Second Opinions”
Stay in Touch (Management by Walking Around)
Everyone Must Know the Mission and Goals
Never Criticize Your Own Department in Public
Consider an Employees' Advisory Council
Maintain Surveillance of the Problem Pits
Don't Hoard Information Your People Need
Share the Road Map of Where You're Going
Don't Be Afraid to be Different (Innovate!)
Borrow and Loan Good Ideas
Never Stop Trying to Get Better
Summary
Points to Remember
Chapter Three: On Being the World's Greatest Role Model
Treat It Like Your Personal BusinessIt Is!
Remember That You Are Never Invisible
Pass the Video Test
Be Active in Your Community and Profession
Don't Do Things You'd Punish Your People For
When You're Wrong, Say So and Apologize
Don't Forget How to Be a Peace Officer
Your Off-Duty Conduct Is As Important As What Happens On-Duty
Your Employees Look to You and WANT to Be Proud of You
Don't Accept Favours Denied to Your People
Never Cheat or Fudge on the Rules
The “Little Things” Are Important, Too
Look and Sound Like What You Want Your People to Emulate
Summary
Points to Remember
Chapter Four: Leading Your Staff
The Right People in the Right Places
Don't Get Too Cosy Too Quickly
Endless Restructuring Is Not Good
Hiring and Promoting: When in Doubt, Don't!
Don't Mandate “Yes” Men
Find Out Why the Failure Happened, But Don't Kill the Messenger
Delegate But Hold Accountable
Don't “Dumb Down” Your Expectations
Start Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders
Develop a Reputation for Trust and Reliability
Don't Assume Your Staff Knows What You Know
Look to Your Staff's Training
Performance Reviews Are Important
Don't Allow Personal Friendships to Affect Your Decision-Making
Remove the Liars and PlottersThey Won't Get Better
Sometimes Culture Change Means Some Staff Must Go
Summary
Points to Remember
Chapter Five: Your Relations With Your Employees
Don't Try To Be a Superhero
Don't Attempt To Please Everyone, All the Time
Don't Try to Fix Everything Anyone Ever Complains About
Seek Respect, Not Love
Realize Some Will Support, Some Will Oppose, Many Just Don't Care
Don't Become Invisible When the News Is Bad
Wear Your Uniform a Lot
Respond on Some Calls, But Stay Out of the Way
Maintain Contact with the Union, But Don't Pander
Realize the Importance of Officer Safety and Good Equipment
Meet All Your PeopleSet Expectations Early
Don't Implement Change More Quickly Than Your People Can Absorb It
Take Time to Listen
Don't Forget the Personal Touches
Be Friendly, Be Approachable, But Don't Sell Used Cars
Summary
Points to Remember
Chapter Six: Priority One: Your Employees' Welfare
Officer Safety Is Vital
Role Model the Safe Behaviour You Expect
Make Safety Equipment a Priority
Fulfil Your Role as a Risk Manager
Defend Your People When Necessary
Advocate in the Community for Your Peoples' Welfare
Employees' Emotional Health Is Important, Too
Realize the Value of “Little Things”
Walking the Tightrope Between Your People and Your Boss
Remember What Concerned YOU as a Frontline Cop
Never Stop Trying to Improve the Lives of Your People
Summary
Points to Remember
Chapter Seven: Managing Your Relations with the Community
Set Up a Kitchen Cabinet of Well-Connected People
Accept Every Invitation You Can
Don't Get Lazy as Your Tenure Grows
Be Out Front When Controversy Erupts
Don't Limit Access Unreasonably
Don't Become Allied with a Faction or Fringe Group
Listen to Concerns: Don't Be Too Quick with Pronouncements
You Don't Have to Fix Everything
Don't Play Favourites
Maintain a High ProfileAppropriately!
Answer Most Phone Calls and E-Mails Yourself
Let Them See You're Not an Ogre
Stay as Involved in Community Activities as You Can
Live Where You Work
Summary
Points to Remember
Chapter Eight: Maintaining a Healthy Relationship with Your Boss
Will a Contract Help?
What Your Boss Wants from You
What Role in Organizational Politics Should the Chief Play?
Surviving the Boss from Hell
The Dangers of Getting TOO Cosy
The Young Boss vs. the Old Lion
Never Embarrass or Surprise Your Boss
Share Your Glories with Your Leader Your Relationship with Your Boss Will Help Determine Whether You Succeed or Fail
Your Boss Is Unlikely to Change to Suit You, So
Pandering to Your Employees Will Cost Your Boss's Support
Don't Fret Excessively About What Your Boss Is Thinking
Prove That You Can Be Believed and Trusted
Never Show Fear or Self-Doubt
Let Your Boss Know You Will Take Care of Him
Determine What Your Boss Knows About Policing and Educate Him
It's OK to Volunteer
Your Goal: Make Your Boss's Life Better
Summary
Points to Remember
Chapter Nine: Handling Discipline Well Is Vital
The Best Discipline Is Self-Discipline
Be a Role Model Here, Too
A Reputation for Fairness Is Your Goal
Not Dealing with the Bad Will Cost You the Good
Mistakes of the Head vs. Mistakes of the Heart
Discipline as a Teacher
Get It Done
Bounce Tough Calls Off of Your Peers
Mean What You Say
Disciplining “Outside the Box”
What to Do When Your Discipline Gets Undone
Handling Your Own Negative Discipline
Summary
Points to Remember
Chapter Ten: When Things Go Wrong
Officer-involved Shootings
The Death of an Officer
The Chief's Responsibilities
Recovering from a Tragedy
When Your People Make Tragic Errors
When You Played a Role in the Disaster
Handling Personal Reversals
Be Highly Visible When Things Go Bad
Know the Facts Before You Respond
Keep Everyone Current in a Developing Crisis
Be Careful with the Blame Game
Summary
Points to Remember
Chapter Eleven: Managing News Media Relations
The Value of Credibility
Your Personal Relationship with the Press
What NOT to Do
Handling Bad News
Leading a Successful News Conference
The Value of News Releases
Some Media Pitfalls to Avoid
All Your Employees Must Understand
Taking a Reporter Into Your Confidence
Don't Spout Off Before You Know the Facts
Don't Hide Your Agenda
Don't Pick a Fight with the News Media
Don't Forget the Value of the Internet
The Value of a Good Public Information Officer (PIO)
Summary
Points to Remember
Chapter Twelve: The Ethics of Your Job
Maintain Enough Financial Independence to Walk Away
Never Compromise for Political Expediency
Don't Believe Your Clippings
Follow Ethical Rules for Relating to Other Officials
Pick Carefully the Hills Worth Dying On
Find Out What Happened to the Last Guy
Don't Get Complacent When Things Are Quiet
Never Surrender Your Ideals
One Slip Doesn't Mean You're Headed for Hell
Perform an Ethics Self-Exam from Time to Time
Summary
Points to Remember
Chapter Thirteen: The Chief as a Player on the Political Scene
Talk to Everybody; Believe a Select Few
Realize the Danger of a Close Alliance
Don't Compromise Your Ideals for Acceptance
Be Willing to Trust When Trust Is Earned
Never Break the Rules for Anyone
Have a Mentor to Pose Your Dilemmas To
Don't Confuse Apathy with Support
Remember that You Are Everyone's Chief
Listen to the “Out” Groups, Too
Summary
Points to Remember
Chapter Fourteen: Surviving the Job
Family Comes First
Save Time for You
Exercise Regularly
Watch the Diet and the Booze
Curb Your Ego; Admit It When You're Wrong
Watch Out for the Badge Bunnies
Don't Be Where Common Sense Says You Shouldn't Be
Avoid Becoming a Workaholic
Have Friends Away from Police Work
Keep Reading and Learning Always
It's Vital to have a Confidant, or Several
Know That There Will Be Disappointments
Realize That Most Crises Have a Shelf Life
Summary
Points to Remember
Chapter Fifteen: How to Know When It's Time to Go
The Signs That It's Over
It's OK to Ask How You Stand
Don't Make Big Decisions When You Are Emotional
Leaving on Your Own Terms
Keep Your Resume Current
Realize When It's Not Fun Anymore
Avoiding the Role of Lame Duck Chief
The Meaning of a “No Confidence” Vote
What Are You Willing to Do to Save Yourself?
There IS Life After Being Chief
Summary
Points to Remember
Appendix: Advice from the Chiefs
Index

The Author
 
Gerald W. Garner, a veteran of forty years in law enforcement, has served as chief of police in a city of less than 10,000 people and one in which the population approached 100,000. Prior to accepting the role of law enforcement chief executive, he worked as a law enforcement officer in the states of Texas, Kansas and Colorado. He retired from the nationally-renowned Lakewood, Colorado Police Department at the rank of division chief following a career of 30 years at the agency. While there he served as a patrol officer, supervisor, detective sergeant, academy director, lieutenant, internal affairs manager, public information officer, watch commander and
captain.
 
Garner holds a Master's Degree in Administration of Justice and is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police conducted by the Police Executive Research Forum. He has written six books and over 200 articles on law enforcement and leadership topics. His text on police supervision is currently in its fourth edition. He also has instructed for various law enforcement academies in addition to the International Association of Chiefs of Police and
the FBI National Academy at Quantico, Virginia. Garner has advised various committees and professional groups at both the state and federal levels and has been a member of the board of advisors for two law enforcement publications.

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The Patriot Act: Issues and Controversies
Edition: 1st
Format: Hardback
Author: Cary Stacy Smith & Li-Ching Hung
ISBN: 9780398079123
Publishers: CC Thomas
Price: $58.95
Publication Date: 2010
 
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The book focuses on the aspects that have made the Patriot Act (PA) a topic of great concern, especially since the Patriot Act has lost much of its “power” due to judicial intervention. The life or death of the Act depends upon the behavior of terrorists. The more time that elapses between 9/11 and any new predatory attack will likely mean that the Act will continue to be “defanged and declawed” until it is completely acceptable by all civil liberties groups. Unequivocally, the Act will lose most of its punch and it depends upon which side of the aisle one agrees with whether that is good or not. Among the many topics examined include the United States before 9/11; the changes brought about by 9/11; the Foreign Intelligence Service Act of 1978; psychological underpinnings; titles of the Patriot Act; legislative acts similar in scope to the Patriot Act; enhancing domestic security against terrorism; enhanced surveillance procedures; protecting the border; removing obstacles to investigating terrorism; providing for victims of terrorism and public safety; and increased information sharing for critical infrastructure protection. The final portion of the text offers a discussion on strengthening the criminal laws against terrorism; improving intelligence; reviewing the Department of Justice; authorization of funds for DEA police training in South and Central Asia; grant programs for state and local domestic preparedness support; amendments concerning the Bill of Rights and the law; and the multicultural issues that targets immigration. A Glossary of Statutes and Laws affected by the Patriot Act concludes the book, thereby enhancing the knowledge concerning the Patriot Act. The book will appeal to undergraduate and/or graduate students in criminal justice, criminology, and law school.

Table of contents
 
Preface
Introduction
Chapter 1: The U.S. before 9/11
Counterterrorism before 9/11
Federal Law Enforcement
FBI: Organization and Priorities
“The Wall”
Other Law Enforcement Agencies
Chapter 2: Changes Brought About by 9/11
Immigration
Amnesty for Illegal Mexicans
International Tracking Systems
Automatic Revalidation for Some Countries Was Canceled
No More J-Visa Waiver for Physicians
The End of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Law Enforcement
Pen Registers
Search Warrants
Terrorist Financing/Banking
The Foreign Intelligence Service Act of 1978
FISA Court
Resolving any Legal Infringements
Terrorist Investigations Before FISA
Post FISA
Improvements on FISA
Chapter 3: Psychological Underpinnings
Fear of Domestic Terrorism
Psychological Response to Terrorism
Polling Data
Legislative Acts Similar in Scope to the Patriot Act
Alien and Sedition Acts
Habeas Corpus in the Civil War
Lawful and Unlawful Combatants
Japanese-American Internment
Chapter 4: Titles of the Patriot Act
TITLE I: Enhancing Domestic Security Against Terrorism
Section 101: Counterterrorism Fund
Section 102: Sense of Congress Condemning Discrimination Against Arab and Muslim Americans
Section 103: Increased Funding for the Technical Support Center at the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Section 104: Requests for Military Assistance to Enforce Prohibition in Certain Emergencies
Section 105: Expansion of National Electronic Crime Task Force Initiative
Section 106: Presidential Authority
TITLE II: Enhanced Surveillance Procedures
Section 201: Authority to Intercept Wire, Oral, and Electronic Communications Relating to Terrorism
Section 202: Authority to Intercept Wire, Oral, and Electronic Communications Relating to Computer Fraud and Abuse Offenses
Section 203: Authority to Share Criminal Investi- gative Information
Section 204: Clarification of Intelligence Exceptions from Limitations on Interception and Disclosure of Wire, Oral, and Electronic Communications
Section 205: Employment of Translators by the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Section 206: Roving Surveillance Authority under the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978
Section 207: Duration of FISA Surveillance of Non-United States Persons Who Are Agents of a Foreign Power
Section 208: Designation of Judges
Section 209: Seizure of Voice-Mail Messages Pursuant to Warrant
Section 210: Scope of Subpoenas for Records of Electronic Communications
Section 211: Clarification of Scope
Section 212: Emergency Disclosure of Electronic Communications to Protect Life and Limb
Section 213: Authority for Delaying Notice of the Execution of a Warrant
Section 214: Pen Register and Trap and Trace Authority under FISA
Section 215: Access to Records and Other Items under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
Section 216: Modification of Authorities Relating to Use of Pen Registers and Trap and Trace Devices
Section 217: Interception of Computer Trespasser Communications
Section 218: Foreign Intelligence Information
Section 219: Single-Jurisdiction Search Warrants for Terrorism
Section 220: Nationwide Service of Search Warrants for Electronic Evidence
Section 221: Trade Sanctions
Section 222: Assistance to Law Enforcement Agencies
Section 223: Civil Liability for Certain Unauthorized Disclosures
Section 224: Sunset
Section 225: Immunity for Compliance with FISA Wiretap
TITLE III: International Money Laundering Abatement and Financial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001
Purposes of Title III
Subtitle A: International Counter Money Laundering and Related Measures
Subtitle B: Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Amendments and Related Improvements
Subtitle C: Currency Crimes and Protection
TITLE IV: Protecting the Border
Subtitle A: Protecting the Northern Border
Subtitle B: Enhanced Immigration Provisions
Subtitle C: Preservation of Immigration Benefits for Victims of Terrorism
TITLE V: Removing Obstacles to Investigating Terrorism
TITLE VI: Providing for Victims of Terrorism, Public Safety Officers and Their Families
Subtitle A: Aid to Families of Public Safety Officers
Subtitle B: Amendments to the Victims of Crime Act of 1984
TITLE VII: Increased Information Sharing for Critical Infrastructure Protection
TITLE VIII: Strengthening the Criminal Laws Against Terrorism
TITLE IX: Improved Intelligence
TITLE X: Miscellaneous
Section 1001: Review of the Department of Justice
Section 1002: Sense of Congress
Section 1003: Definition of “Electronic Intelligence”
Section 1004: Venue in Money Laundering Cases
Section 1005: First Responders Assistance Act
Section 1006: Inadmissibility of Aliens Engaged in Money Laundering
Section 1007: Authorization of Funds for DEA Police Training in South and Central Asia
Section 1008
Section 1009: Study of Access
Section 1010
Section 1011: Crimes against Charitable Americans
Section 1012: Limitation on Issuance of Hazmat Licenses
Section 1013: Expressing the Sense of The Senate Concerning the Provision of Funding for Preparedness and Response
Section 1014: Grant Program for State and Local Domestic Preparedness Support
Section 1015: Expansion and Reauthorization of the Crime Identification and Technology Act for Antiterrorism Grants to States and Localities
Section 1016: Critical Infrastructures Protection
Chapter 5:Grumblings Across the Land
Earliest Bills Initiated
The Patriot Act Comes to Life
Problems
The EFF
The Patriot Act Is Challenged
Domestic Terrorists
Seizure of Assets-Section 806
Disclosure of Educational Records-Section 507
Disclosure of Information from National Education Statistics Act (Section 508)
Single-Jurisdiction Search Warrants (Section 219)
Taxpayer Information
Section 215
Chapter 6: The Law
The Bill of Rights
7 Amendments to the United States Constitution The Patriot Act and the First Amendment right to free speech
The Fourth Amendment
The Fifth Amendment
The Sixth Amendment
The Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel
The Sixth Amendment Right to a Jury Trial
The Eighth Amendment
The Fourteenth Amendment
Freedom of Information Act
Glossary of Statutes and Laws Affected by the Patriot Act
References
Index


About the authors
 
Cary Stacy Smith is a Ph.D. candidate in psychology at Mississippi State University. His primary research interests include adolescent and adult psychopathy, as well as autism. He has over 50 publications and
plans to work as a forensic psychologist upon graduation. He and Dr. Hung have been married for nine years.
 
Li-Ching Hung, Ph.D. is a professor at the Overseas Institute of Technology, located in Taijung, Taiwan, and an adjunct faculty at Kaplan and Walden Universities in the United States. Her primary research interests include counseling Taiwanese women considering divorce or those already divorced. She earned her Ph.D. in Education at Mississippi State and is working on her dissertation for her second doctorate in Counselor Education.
 

Preface
 
Few legislative acts in American history have caused polarization, as did the United and strengthening America by provinding appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism, more commonly known as The Patriot Act. Depending upon which side of the aisle one leans toward, an American might have thought that the Patriot Act was the opening salvo of a plan to drive the country in the direction of a fascist dictatorship where civil liberties were withheld at gunpoint. On the other hand, if a person leaned in the opposite political direction, he/she might have seen The Patriot Act as a godsend in the fight against international terrorism, especially since al-Qaeda and other such groups did not fight by recognized rules; thus, the only way to win was to combat terrorists in a manner far removed from “acceptable” practices. Practices such as right to legal counsel and freedom from torture were only valid for American citizens, not aliens.

When writing this book, we strove to maintain a moderate tone, free from political bias, and the reader can judge for himself/herself to see if we succeeded. In the Introduction, we speak about the events that transpired on 9/11 and how we, as Americans, responded. Chapter 1 deals with the state of America before 9/11; Chapter 2 centers on how the U.S. changed due to 9/11, along with detail about the Foreign Intelligence Service Act of 1978; and Chapter 3 focuses how we, as Americans, view terrorism, and how similar legislative acts in American history were also full of controversy. Chapter 4 is the longest chapter in the book, and it is where we discuss the Patriot Act itself, with more detail for Titles 1 and 2 than the remaining Titles primarily because the first two Titles were the most contentious. Chapter 5 looks at how various groups and individuals viewed the Patriot Act and their means of changing it so America's civil liberties remain a hallmark of the United States, while Chapter 6 looks at Constitutional law to gauge whether the Patriot Act is legal or not. As the Patriot Act changed many existing laws, we have included a Glossary of Statutes that should help the reader if he/she sees something like 8 CFR Part 287.3(d) and is unfamiliar with Federal Law.

The Patriot Act has lost much of its “teeth” due to judicial intervention. It would be a mistake, however, to assume that it will not rise again. If America suffers from no more terrorist attacks, the Act will stay on the books, but will remain below the radar screen. If we are attacked again and Americans are killed, a recrudescence will occur and many of the arguments presented herein will likely occur again.

C.S.S. & L.C.H.

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Street Gangs Throughout the World
Edition: 2nd 2010
Format: Hardback
Author: Herbert C Covey
ISBN: 978-0-398-07905-5
Publishers: CC Thomas
Price: $63.95

Publication Date: 2010

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This updated and expanded new edition continues the theme of the first edition of emphasizing the substantial growth of street gangs throughout the world. Although a substantial amount of research on street gangs has been conducted in recent decades, much of it has focused on the United States. This book summarizes much of the research being conducted in many other countries where the street gang phenomenon is currently developing, which includes poverty, the retreat of the state, increasing income inequality, urbanization, population growth, exploitation, marginalization, underground economies, racism, and ethnocentrism. The introductory section of the text addresses important topics on the various definitions of gangs and youth subcultures and presents methodological issues concerning the measurement of street gang activity in different countries. The second section offers an overview of the primary studies and most recent findings regarding American street gangs. The third section discusses recent and historical findings about street gangs in Europe and highlights studies in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, France, Germany, Belgium, Scandinavia, and the Eastern European bloc. The fourth section provides current research on the Western Hemisphere and focuses on Canada, Jamaica, Brazil, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Trinidad, Ecuador, Tobago, and El Salvador and further examines the influence of American-style gangs on the region. Section five addresses street gangs in India, China, Japan, Hong Kong, and Korea with special emphasis on Russia. The sixth section discusses the emerging street gang activity in Africa and Australia, as well as many of the island nations of the Pacific Ocean. The final section compares gang research from the various parts of the world and projects universal trends. This book provides the most current and comprehensive overview of worldwide street gang activity stressing those features that are shared by all gangs regardless of nationality, ethnicity, or gender, and postulates what the future holds for street gangs throughout the world.

Table of contents
Introduction
Chapter
1. Comparative perspectives on street gangs
2. Street gangs in the United States
3. Street gangs in Europe
4. Street gangs in the western hemisphere, Canada, and central and south america
5. Street gangs in Russia and Eastern Europe
6. Street gangs in Asia
7. Street gangs in Africa, the middle east, Australia, and the pacific islands
8. Closing observations on street gangs throughout the world
References
Author Index
Subject Index
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HIGH-TECH TERROR: Recognition, Management, and Prevention of Biological, Chemical, and Nuclear Injuries Secondary to Acts of Terrorism
Edition: 1st
Format: Hardback
Authors: Robert Samuel Cromartie, III & Richard Joseph Duma
ISBN: 978-0-398-07883-6
Publishers: CC Thomas
Price: £30.25
Publication Date: 2009
 
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The purpose of this book is to remind us that terrible weapons will always exist and are certain to be used against humanity in the future-not just in the military, but also in civilian areas. Thus, the more health care providers and everyone else involved with the health care industry know about this subject and the diseases and injuries these agents and weapons can produce, the more likely mankind will be able to successfully mute, survive, or prevent their catastrophic consequences. Divided into three parts, Part I begins with a discussion on the identification and classification of expected biological/bioterrorist agents and characteristics of their associated diseases and syndromes. Health care providers should be reminded that, whatever the disaster may be, it should be considered a medical problem first and a criminal act second. The usage of special protective gear is examined, including breathing filtration systems and/or respirators. Part II previews the history and development of chemical warfare agents and terrorism, addressing the recognition, diagnostic confirmation, therapy, prevention, isolation practices, and early management of injuries and illnesses that might result from terrorist actions. Extensive information is given on choking agents (Chlorine and Phosgene), blistering agents (Phosgene Oxime, Sulfur and Nitrogen Mustards, and Lewisite) and nerve agents. Part III examines the history and development of nuclear warfare and terrorism, the nuclear weapons systems and how they work, and the Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS). This book has been written to serve as a readable, user-friendly text, principally for health care professionals and all the varied personnel involved in initial response teams, to aid them in the prompt recognition and management of patients suffering from acts of terrorism from biological, chemical, or nuclear weapons and outline preventive measures that need to be taken to reduce casualties.
 
Table Of Contents
 

Preface
Introduction
Part I: Biological Agents And Diseases
Chapter 1. Identification and Classification of Expected Biological/Bioterrorist Agents and Characteristics of Their Associated Diseases and Syndromes
Classification of Bioterrorist Agents
Anthrax
Plague
Botulism
Tularemia
Smallpox
Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
Ricin
Part Ii: Chemical Warfare Agents And Terrorism
Chapter 2. History and Development
Chapter 3. Choking Agents (Chlorine and Phosgene)
Chlorine
Phosgene (CG)
Chapter 4. Blistering Agents (Phosgene Oxime, Sulfur and Nitrogen Mustards, and Lewisite)
Phosgene Oxime (CX)
Sulfa Mustard (H, HD, HT)
Nitrogen Mustard (HN-1, HN-2, HN-3)
Lewisite (L)
Chapter 5. Nerve Agents
Part Iii: Radiation Injuries And Nuclear Terrorism
Chapter 6. History and Development of Nuclear Warfare and Terrorism
Chapter 7. Nuclear Weapon Systems and How They Work
Chapter 8. Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS)
Conclusion
References
Index
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PERFECT ENEMY: The Law Enforcement Manual of Islamist Terrorism
Edition: 1st
Format: Hardback
Author: Dean T Olson
ISBN: 978-0-398-07885-0
Publishers: CC Thomas
Price:£60
Publication Date: 2009
 
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On September 11, 2001, America's 700,000 law enforcement officers were forcefully introduced to a new era in policing after Islamist terrorists perpetrated the most savage and horrific terrorist violence ever on American soil. In spite of the post 9/11 proliferation of information about Islamist terrorism, many law enforcement officers remain uninformed about the nature, scope, and reality of this threat. Even the FBI (America's lead law enforcement agency in the struggle against Islamist terrorism) fails to arm its agents with accurate and comprehensive information to understand this patient, merciless, and fanatical foe. This manual was prepared to address this knowledge void by explaining the underlying politico-religious motivations that drives Islamist terrorism. It contains chapters that explain Islamist terrorism and describe the history of Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. The tenets of Islam and the ideology used to justify terrorist atrocities ranging from suicide/homicide bombings in Israel to the slaughter of school children in Beslan, Russia are documented. The history of Jihad, the oldest and most successful international Islamist group in the world, and how this group has established an effective subversive apparatus in America that works tirelessly to dismantle our democratic freedoms is described. The text explains that by using a “soft” form of Jihad, this group seeks to destroy Western ideals and democracy with the goal of replacing them with a fascist totalitarian ideology to obtain world domination and the forced imposition of a seventh century politico-religious system of law. The radicalization process that can lead apparently well-integrated Muslim citizens to terrorism is discussed, including the Taliban and al-Qaeda terrorist groups. A summary of comprehensive information detailing the Islamist groups active within America and the dangers they pose to Homeland Security is provided. In addition, the Appendices contain an Arabic Name Analysis, Ritual Prayer-Salat, Jihad Holy War Verse in the Koran, Jihad campaigns in history, “The Last Night” letter by Muhammad Atta who was the leader in the 9/11 attacks, and an explanatory memorandum on the general strategic goal for the Muslim Brotherhood in North America. Perfect Enemy provides unbiased and accurate information to acquaint our law enforcement officers and Homeland Security officials with the Islamist mindset and threat. Knowing our adversaries is a fundamental first step in defeating their violent intentions and ensuring our survival, peace, and safety.
 

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface
Transliteration of Arabic Names
Islamic Source Materials
Use of Pseudonyms and Noms de Guerres
Introduction Deserving Victory
Chapter One Islamist Terrorism: Back to the Future
Chapter Two A Brief History of Muhammad and Islam
Chapter Three Islam: A Critical Examination
Chapter Four Perfect Enemy: Islam's Dark Side
Chapter Five Islamic Ideology: Deploying the Undead
Chapter Six Jihad: Islam's Trojan Horse
Chapter Seven The Muslim Brotherhood: Progenitor of Islamist Terrorism
Chapter Eight The Islamist Fifth Column
Chapter Nine Radicalization: Producing Homegrown Terrorists
Chapter Ten Islamist Terrorist Organization in the Homeland
Chapter Eleven Conclusion and Final Comments
Appendices
Appendix A Arab Naming Conventions (LAPD)
Appendix B - Prayer Ritual
Appendix C Ablution Ritual
Appendix D Violent Surahs in the Qur'an
Appendix E The “Last Night Letter” of Muhammad Atta
Appendix F The Muslim Brotherhood Europe Project
Appendix G The Muslim Brotherhood American Project
Appendix H Jihad in History
Bibliography
Subject Index
Name Index

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The Ethics Of Terrorism: Innovative Approaches from an International Perspective (17 Lectures)
Edition: 1st
Format: Hardback
Author: Thomas Albert Gilly, Yakov Gilinski, and Vladimir A. Sergevnin
ISBN: 978-0-398-07866-9
Publishers: CC Thomas
Price: £39.70
Publication Date: 2009
 
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The goal of this book is to provide a unique and comprehensive examination of the ethics of terrorism's origins, history, meaning and its numerous avenues of expression. There are 18 lectures that address the ethics of terrorism in both traditional and nontraditional explanations, including the psychological aspects of abandonment, weakness and degradation. Inasmuch as ethics and morals are often confused, the challenge lies in common misunderstanding and engaging in the discourse of the lectures on the ethics of terrorism. These lectures on the ethics of terrorism are meant to decode the complex ethical message of terrorism, and whatever the ethics of terrorism addresses. Presented in five parts, the first discusses ethnicity and community in India, Australia, and the African-American community. Part Two discusses culture, the language of terror in the media, the twenty-first century “Kultur Kamp,” and the cultural clash between Western-Muslim ideological dissonance and Islamist terrorism. Part Three presents applied ethics, money laundering, information systems for preventing and combating crime, and counteraction to present-day terrorism. Part Four studies political and social ethics, modern terrorism and what can be done, rethinking asymmetric conflicts, and the terror or error (Hamartia, Hybris) and terrorism in ancient Greek philosophy. Part Five concludes with an examination on the ethics of religion and terrorism, the nature and origin of evil, and the constructions and reality of women suicide bombers. An in-depth study of the major ethical dilemmas and problems that are related to terrorism is explored, with an approach that is highly relevant to interdisciplinary research and international comparative research. This unique and comprehensive text will be invaluable to law enforcement personnel, security professionals, social and political scientists, and criminal justice personnel.
 
Table Of Contents
 

Preface By Eli B. Silverman
Introduction By Thomas Albert Gilly
Chapter
Part I
Lectures On Ethnicity And Community
1. Communal Violence And Terrorism In India: Issues And Introspections
K. Jaishankar
2. The Increasing Influence Of Islamic Fundamentalists On The African-American Community
Diane Williams And K. Lynch
3. Community, Ethnicity And Terrorism In Australia
Michelle J. Jeffrey
Part Ii
Lectures On Culture
4. The Language Of Terror In The Media: The New York Times Before And After 9/11
Sheryl L. Van Horne
5. The 21st Century “Kulturkampf”: Fundamentalist Islam against occidental culture
Shlomo Giora Shoham
6. Cultural Clash: Investigating The Nexus Between Western-Muslim Ideological Dissonance And Islamist Terrorism
William P. Bloss
Part Iii
Lectures On Applied Ethics
7. Information Systems For Preventing And Combating Crime: The Case Of Latvia
Andris Kairiss
8. How Did Change Help The Country Of Turkey Deal With Terrorism More Effectively?
Ahmet S. Yayla & Samih Teymur
9. Money Laundering: Specifics Related To Organized Crime, Terrorism And Corruption
Vasily Davydov
10. counteraction to present-day terrorism: resources of moral legal policy of law
Natalia Lopashenko
Part Iv
Lectures On Political And Social Ethics
11. Short-Circuits In Contemporary Terrorism Study
Thomas Albert Gilly
12. Modern Terrorism: Who Is To Blame And What Can Be Done?
Yakov Gilinskiy
13. Rethinking Asymmetric Conflicts: Beyond The “Clash Of Civilizations”
Valentin Golbert
14. Ethics Of Terrorism
Vladimir Baloun
15. Terror Or Error (Hamartia, Hybris)? Terror(Ism) In Ancient Greek Philosophy
Michael Bakaoukas
Part V
Lectures On The Ethics Of Religion
16. Western Religions And Terrorism, Do They Interact? Peter Tarlow
17. The Nature And Origin Of Evil According To The Eastern Christian Church
Marina Luptakova
Name Index
Subject Index
 

Contributors
 

Michael Bakaoukas, M.Sc., Ph.D., is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Piraeus, Greece. He is with the Technical and Vocational Teacher Training University Institute (ASPAITE), Greece, and a Consulting Fellow in Greek Philosophy at Radical Academy, Oregon, U.S.A.  
Vladimir Baloun, Ph.D., is Senior Research Officer at the Institute of Criminology and Social Prevention, Czech Ministry of Justice, Prague, Czech Republic. William P. Bloss, Ph.D., is Professor of Criminal Justice, Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at The Citadel, Charleston, SC, U.S.A.  
Vasily Davydov is Deputy Head of Tax and Legal Consulting Department of MCD, JSC, St. Petersburg, Russia, and a post-graduate student of the General Prosecutors Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia.  
Yakov Gilinskiy, Ph.D., Professor, is Head of the the Research Center of Deviantology, Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg. He is Dean of the Faculty of Law at the Baltic University of Ecology and Law; Head of the Department of Criminology at St. Petersburg University of Education. He is Professor at St. Petersburg's Juridical Institute of the General Prosecutor's Office of Russian Federation.
Thomas Albert Gilly, LLD, LLM, LLB; Degree in Advanced Criminal Justice Sciences, MA, Philosophy graduate, is Director of the European and International Research Group on Crime, Ethics and Social Philosophy (ERCES) and Editor-in-Chief of the ERCES Online Quarterly Review. He is Director of the International Research Branch of IISCB Institute, Sofia, Bulgaria and SCRAE Project Manager. He is the founder and the Co-Director of Social Communication, Risk and Applied Ethics (SCRAE) research network, Sofia, Bulgaria. Dr. Gilly is also Director of the International Research Branch of the International Institute of Social Comunication and Human Behavior (IISCB), Sofia, Bulgaria. He is a member of the Turkish Institute of Security and Democracy (TISD) at Washington, DC, which is a satellite organization of TIPS, Washington, DC.
Gilly has made a substantial contribution to the development of scientific cooperation and research exchange with the Research Center of Deviantology, St. Petersburg and with the Saratov Center of the Study of Crime and Corruption Problems. Previously he served as Chair of the Historical Criminology Branch of the European Society of Criminology. Dr. Gilly has published more than 100 articles in outstanding international and national criminology and criminal justice reviews. Dr. Gilly's paper on Social Communicative Risk Theory and its Relevance for the Battle Against Crime has been awarded “ Distinguished Paper Award” of the Turkish National Police at the 2nd International Conference on Democracy and Global Security (Istanbul, 2007).  
Valentin Golbert, Ph.D., is Senior Research Officer at the the Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia. Sheryl L. Van Horne, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of the Department of Criminal Justice, Pennsylvania State University, Altoona, PA, U.S.A.  
K. Jaishankar, Ph.D., is Lecturer at the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Abhishekapatti, Tirunelveli 627 012, Tamil Nadu, India; an Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Cyber Crimes and Criminal Justice Sciences; and Managing Editor of the International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences.  
Michelle J. Jeffrey, Ph.D., is Lecturer at the Department of Criminology, University of Melbourne, Australia. She is principal of a crime prevention research consulting practice.  
Andris Kairiss is a Police Captain, MA soc., BA iur. and is Chief of the Analytical Division of the Information Center of The Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Latvia.  
Natalia Lopashenko, LLD, Professor, is Director of the Saratov Center of the Study of Crime and Corruption Problems, Saratov, Russia. Natali Lopashenko conducts successful research grant submission: she has been the winner of the “RGNF” competitions of the Moscow Center for the Study of Transnational Organized Crime and Corruption, of the American Center TRACCC, of “Open World” Program; opponent to Candidates' and Doctors' dissertations, takes part in conferences of different levels. She holds the Chair of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement. She served since 2000 as Head of the Department of Legal Policy and Law Enforcement Problems at the Saratov Branch of the Institute of State and Law of the Academy of Sciences of the Russian Federation. She is a member of the Criminology Association, a member of the Criminal Law and Criminology Branch of Jurisprudence Council EMO of Universities of the RF, a member of Dissertation Councils in Saratov State Law Academy and in Saratov Law Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of RF. Marina Luptakova, Ph.D., is Senior Research Officer at the Institute of Criminology and Social Prevention, Czech Ministry of Justice, Praha, Czech Republic. She lectures in Eastern Orthodox Religion, and she is actually preparing her Doctorate in Theology. She is co-founder of the review PARRESIA, devoted to East Christianity, Orthodoxy, and Heterodoxy (in Czech language).  
K. Lynch is a Criminal Justice/Psychology Senior at the North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.A.  
Vladimir A. Sergevnin, Ph.D., is the Editor of the Law Enforcement Executive Forum Journal at the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board, the Director of the Institute for Applied Criminal Justice Studies and Assistant professor at Western Illinois University, Illinois, U.S.A.  
Shlomo Giora Shoham, LLD, LLM, is Professor of The Faculty of Law, University of Tel Aviv, Israel. Shoham has been the Director of the Institute of Criminology at Tel Aviv University and research associate at Ohio State University; visiting associate professor at the Department of Sociology, Pennsylvania University; and visiting professor at SUNY Albany, Rutgers, Harvard, the Sorbonne, and Oxford. A former Assistant District Attorney of Jerusalem and assistant to the State Attorney, Prof. Shoham is Criminological Advisor to the Israeli Ministries of Justice and Internal Security.  
Eli B. Silverman, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York and of the Graduate Center of City University of New York, U.S.A. He has previously served with the U.S. Department of Justice and the National Academy of Public Administration in Washington, D. C. and was a Visiting Exchange Professor at the Police Staff College in Bramshill, England. He has served as an expert witness, consultant to, and trainer with numerous criminal justice agencies and has lectured widely. His areas of interest include: compstat, community policing, crime analysis and information systems, police management, training and operations. He has lectured, trained and conducted seminars with universities and law enforcement agencies in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, China, Australia, Romania, Bulgaria, Finland, Turkey and Norway.  
Peter Tarlow, Ph.D., is Founder and President of Tourism and More, Inc. Tarlow is a member of the Distance Learning Faculty of The George Washington University in Washington, DC. He is also an adjunct faculty member of Colorado State University and the Justice Institute of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada). Tarlow is an honorary professor at the Universidad de Especialidades Turisticas (Quito, Ecuador), of the Universidad de la Policia Federal (Buenos Aires, Argentina), and is on the EDIT faculty at the University of Hawaii in Manoa, (Oahu). Tarlow lectures on security issues, life safety issues, and event risk management at numerous other universities around the world including universities in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Pacific Islands, and the Middle East. Tarlow has previously served as Rabbi at the Hillel Foundation at Texas A&M University.  
Samih Teymur is a Police Chief at the Turkish National Police Anti-terrorism Department. He received his masters at the University of North Texas where he is currently working on his Ph.D. dissertation on the recruitment pattern of the terrorist organizations. Mr. Teymur is also a graduate of the FBI Na- tional Academy. Mr. Teymur is the founder of the International Security and Human Rights Research Center at the Middle East Technical University in Turkey and the Turkish Institute for Police Studies in the United States that has direct connection with over thirty universities. Mr. Teymur lectures and consults on terrorism and related issues.  
Diane Williams is a Lecturer at the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.A.  
Ahmet S. Yayla is a Police Major at the Turkish National Police Anti-terrorism Department. He is a graduate of Turkish National Police Academy. He holds both Master and Ph.D. degrees from the University of North Texas on Criminal Justice and Information Science and his area of expertise focuses on Terrorism.  
Mr. Yayla is the co-founder of the Turkish Institute for Police Studies in the United States that works with over thirty universities. Dr. Yayla lectures and gives seminars and conferences about terrorism. He also consults government agencies and organizations on security and terrorism-related issues.  


Preface
 
One nation's terrorist is another nation's freedom fighter.

This paradox represents a tiny window into the multiple dimensions that surround the word “terrorism.” Unfortunately, the repetitive use of this word is far more common than agreement as to its meaning. This perplexity is only compounded by terrorism's heightened significance and relevance across the globe in the last several years.
 
This new book provides a unique and comprehensive examination of terrorism's origins, history, meaning and its numerous avenues of expression. Rarely does one find under one cover such broad and divergent perspectives from such a wide range of experts representing many disciplines. These authors address terrorism in both traditional and nontraditional explanations including the psychological aspects of abandonment, weakness and degradation.

In the literature about terrorism, ethics have received far less consideration than other issues. This new book innovates in that it brings ethics to the fore of the criminal justice, political and criminological debate about terrorism. Descriptive, normative and meta-ethics are central to the systematic study of the “ethics of terrorism.”
 
It is instructive to find so many authors representing so many countries in such an encyclopedic, edifying volume. These nations include Australia, the Czech Republic, France, Greece, India, Israel, Latvia, Russia, Turkey and the United States. Furthermore, these authors not only represent the experiences and viewpoints of many countries, but perhaps even more importantly, they embrace a wide range of interdisciplinary approaches. These approaches include the empiricism of social science and the conceptual building blocks of philosophy and political theory.
 
The reader should be forewarned. Serious attention to the issue of terrorism does not lend itself to facile and simplistic explanations. Fortunately, it is to the reader's advantage that this book avoids these familiar routes offered in discussions elsewhere. For such an accomplishment, the editors should be roundly applauded. Instead, the current volume exhaustively and comprehensively addresses terrorism in all its complexities. The book's multifaceted exploration constitutes the basis for its consideration of intelligent and reasoned alternative responses to this phenomenon. Yet, what better way to prepare oneself for this thorny topic?
 
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