For criminal justice courses focusing on terrorism
A Comprehensive Overview of Terrorism Today and the American Response
Terrorism, Intelligence and Homeland Security is an easy-to-read introductory text packed with the latest research and events in the field. Its reader-friendly, four-color design with numerous illustrations and contemporary photographs engage student and illuminate both the history and the current state of both domestic and foreign terrorism and the US response.
The text is divided into four Parts: Part 1 provides a framework for understanding both domestic and foreign terrorist threats in terms of history, geography, culture, and creed or religion; Part 2 focuses on terrorist groups, their organization, and critical processes; Part 3 presents an overview of America’s vulnerabilities to terrorism and the government agencies tasked to prevent terrorism including discussion of the intelligence community and a balanced discussion of the myriad Constitutional issues involved in efforts to protect the public while safeguarding personal and civil liberties; Part 4 focuses specifically on the agencies that have anti-terrorism as part of their primary mission.