Defending the Homeland: Domestic Intelligence, Law Enforcement, and Security / Edition 1

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The United States government is reorganizing to increase domestic security. How will these changes impact the American criminal justice system? DEFENDING THE HOMELAND: DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND SECURITY is the only book that illustrates up-to-the minute information on how our criminal justice system has changed since 9/11. Written by an expert on academic leave to provide training for the Department of Defense, White provides an insider's look at issues related to restructuring of federal law enforcement and recent policy challenges. The book discusses the problem of bureaucracy, interaction between the law enforcement and intelligence communities, civil liberties, and theories of war and police work. From a practical perspective, the book examines offensive and defensive strategies. The book gives an introduction to violent international religious terrorism and an overview of domestic terrorist problems still facing law enforcement.

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"I've only had this book for little over a week and I'm simply astounded at the simplicity and truthfulness of the contents. The author has written about issues facing law enforcement on information and intelligence sharing, what works, what doesn't. I have just made it a required text for my fall classes. His one statement brings the focus of the book to heart...'Despite the police fetish for secrecy, the reasons for not sharing crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11'."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534621698
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/2/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 883,722
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan R. White—a national expert on the topic of terrorism—is executive director of the Homeland Security Initiative. Immediately prior to that appointment, Dr. White served as dean of Social Sciences at Grand Valley State University. He has instructed on terrorism, militarism, criminology, police administration, philosophy, and justice in Western civilization. Since 1998, he has worked as an adjunct instructor with the State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training (SLATT) Program. A recognized expert on Middle Eastern extremism, Dr. White used his knowledge to develop and strengthen the SLATT program on international terrorism.

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Table of Contents

Introduction. 1. THE DILEMMA OF INTELLIGENCE GATHERING IN STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT. The Day America's World Changed. Routine Patrol on September 11. Eyes and Ears? The USA Patriot Act. Foreign and Domestic Terrorism. The Dilemma Defined. 2. INTELLIGENCE RIVALRIES AND CIVIL LIBERTIES. Intelligence vs. Law Enforcement. Homeland Security: Constitutional Issues. Increasing Powers Under the Constitution. 3. BUREAUCRACY PROBLEMS. Bureaucracies: Two Views. A New Version of an Old Argument. Rethinking Police Work. The Logic of Re-conceptualizing the Police Role. Factors Inhibiting Changes in the Police Role. The Bureaucracy Problem. 4. ON POLICE WORK IN THE CLAUSEWITZIAN PARADIGM. Science and Art. Hoffman's Analysis of Asymmetry. Assymetry in Afghanistan. The Nebulous Nature of Low Intensity Conflict. Manning's Analysis of the Police Mandate. Patrol, Investigation, and the Defense Mission. State and Local Police and International Affairs. Clausewitz's Indecisive Wars. 5. TAKING THE OFFENSE. Questions to Set the Offense. Overcoming Reaction. Bodrero's Model. Training. Building Intelligence Systems. Tips for Building an Intelligence System. Planning. Information Sharing. The Inevitable Failure of Intelligence. 6. THE DEFENSIVE ROLE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT. Military Surprise Attacks and Terrorism. Defending Symbols and Structures. Coordinating A Menagerie of Agencies. Responding to Weapons of Mass Destruction. Responding to Chemical and Radiological Threats. Law Enforcement and the Infrastructure. Planning Infrastructure Protection. Planning to Prevent Cyber Attacks. 7. UNDERSTANDING ISLAM AND VIOLENT SECTS. Islam is Not the Enemy. Islam 101. Explicable Frustration. The Ideology and Theology of Violent Unitarianism. The Political Theology of Sayyid Qutb. 8. TERRORISM AND THE FUTURE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT. Al Quaeda and Viloent Wahhabism. The Al Quaeda Manual. Domestic Extremists Still Remain. Future Trends in International Terrorism. Bibliography.

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