9781420071818

Science and Technology of Terrorism and Counterterrorism, Second Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9781420071818

  • ISBN10:

    1420071815

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-11-04
  • Publisher: CRC Press

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Summary

Traditionally, resources on terrorism and counterterrorism tend to focus on the social, behavioral, and legal aspects of the subject, with minimal emphasis on the scientific and technological aspects. Taking into account these practical considerations, the second edition of Science and Technology of Terrorism and Counterterrorism discusses the nature of terrorism and the materials used by terrorists. It describes how intelligence professionals and law enforcement personnel can detect and destroy these materials, and how they can deal with terrorist groups.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
Authorsp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
A Brief Theory of Terrorism and Technologyp. 15
Group Psychology of Terrorismp. 31
Aerosols: Fundamentalsp. 41
Biological Terrorism: Effects, Toxicity, and Effectivenessp. 51
Biological Terrorism: Classification and Manufacturep. 79
Biological Terrorism: Weaponization and Delivery Systemsp. 89
Biological Terrorism: Sensors and Detection Systemsp. 99
Biological Terrorism: Consequences and Medical Preparednessp. 153
Biological Terrorism: Preparation for Response-What the Government Can Do in Defending the Homelandp. 185
Agroterrorism: Agroeconomic Bioterrorismp. 233
Agroterrorism: Attributes and Implications of High-Impact Targets in U.S. Agriculturep. 251
Nuclear Terrorism: Nature of Radiationp. 267
Nuclear Terrorism: Radiation Detectionp. 273
Nuclear Terrorism: Radiation Detectors-Applications in Homeland Securityp. 277
Nuclear Terrorism: Dose and Biological Effectsp. 307
Nuclear Terrorism: Nuclear Weaponsp. 313
Nuclear Terrorism: Threats and Countermeasuresp. 321
Chemical Terrorism: Classification, Synthesis, and Propertiesp. 329
Chemical Terrorism: Toxicity, Medical Management, and Mitigationp. 355
Chemical Terrorism: Destruction and Decontaminationp. 379
Chemical Terrorism: Sensors and Detection Systemsp. 409
Chemical Terrorism: Weaponization and Delivery Systemp. 447
Chemical Terrorisms: Threats and Countermeasuresp. 457
Cyber-Terrorismp. 469
Personal Protective Equipmentp. 493
National Response Plan and Preparednessp. 509
Government and Voluntary Agenciesp. 529
The National Infrastructure Protection Planp. 557
Indexp. 571
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