Risk Revolution


We are at a critical moment in American history; our right to privacy is seemingly at odds with our nation's security needs in the post-September 11th world, a tension that is at the heart of this book.

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We are at a critical moment in American history; our right to privacy is seemingly at odds with our nation's security needs in the post-September 11th world, a tension that is at the heart of this book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563527340
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/15/2004
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.72 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Table of Contents

Author's note 1
Prologue 5
Pt. I Today's uncertain world
Ch. 1 An uneasy nation 17
Ch. 2 Criminals in our communities and companies 25
Ch. 3 Assault on personal identity 35
Ch. 4 Bad guys coming out of the woodwork 51
Pt. II Ties that bind
Ch. 5 New ways of thinking 63
Ch. 6 Fatal connections 71
Ch. 7 Solving crimes 79
Ch. 8 Enemies inside our gates 87
Pt. III The promise of biometrics
Ch. 9 The one and only you 95
Ch. 10 Life in the fast lane 103
Ch. 11 The power to protect 109
Ch. 12 Securing our borders 115
Pt. IV The DNA revolution
Ch. 13 "We could have stopped him" 123
Ch. 14 DNA 101 127
Ch. 15 Cold hits bring justice 131
Ch. 16 "This is going to be huge" 137
Ch. 17 "I couldn't even spell DNA" 141
Ch. 18 Freeing the innocent, convicting the guilty 149
Pt. V Guidelines for using technology responsibly
Ch. 19 What we need are decision rules 159
Ch. 20 Rules in the real world 167
Ch. 21 A national discussion on privacy 179
Pt. VI A call to action
Ch. 22 Reducing risk in everyday life 189
Ch. 23 Stopping dangerous doctors 195
Ch. 24 Targeting sex offenders 203
Ch. 25 Finding missing children 211
Ch. 26 Empowering the individual 219
Pt. VII A big picture perspective
Ch. 27 The limits of technology 225
Ch. 28 The roots of conflict 231
Ch. 29 The information storm 237
Ch. 30 The genie in the bottle 243
Epilogue 247
Index 249
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