Science and Technology of Terrorism and Counterterrorism, Second Edition / Edition 2

Science and Technology of Terrorism and Counterterrorism, Second Edition / Edition 2

by Tushar K. Ghosh
     
 

ISBN-10: 1420071815

ISBN-13: 9781420071818

Pub. Date: 11/04/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

This volume begins by introducing the shift in analysis of terrorist attacks after September 11, 2001 and summarizes selected case studies. It discusses the origin and nature of terrorism and the factors involved in diplomacy. Covering a broad range of topics, the book examines:

  • Aerosol dispersion of toxic materials
  • Bioterrorism and the manufacture, detection, and delivery of biological agents
  • Agricultural terrorism
  • Nuclear terrorism and nuclear weapons systems, threats, and safeguards
  • Chemical terrorism, including manufacture, detection, delivery, and decontamination
  • Cyber-terrorism
  • Personal protective equipment
  • The role of government at federal, state, and local levels
  • The role of international agencies and their resources, capabilities, and responsibilities
  • The National Infrastructure Protection Plan

As terrorist activities increase globally, it is critical that those charged with protecting the public understand the myriad of ways in which terrorists operate. While we cannot predict where, when, and how terrorists will strike, our vigilance in staying abreast of the terrorist threat is the only way to have a fighting chance against those who seek to destroy our world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420071818
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/04/2009
Series:
Public Administration and Public Policy Series, #154
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
604
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, D. S. Viswanath

A Brief Theory of Terrorism and Technology, H. K. Tillema

The Group Psychology of Terrorism, M. A. Diamond

Aerosols: Fundamentals, S. K. Loyalka and R. V. Tompson, Jr.

Biological Terrorism: Effects, Toxicity, and Effectiveness, G. D. Christensen

Biological Terrorism: Classification and Manufacture, M. A. Prelas

Biological Terrorism: Weaponization and Delivery Systems, M. A. Prelas

Biological Terrorism: Sensors and Detection Systems, T. K. Ghosh and M. A. Prelas

Biological Terrorism: Consequences and Medical Preparedness, L. D. Ormerod

Biological Terrorism: Preparation for Response—What the Government Can Do in Defending the Homeland, M. C. Warwick

Agroterrorism: Agroeconomic Bioterrorism, K. A. Hickey

Agroterrorism: Attributes and Implications of High-Impact Targets in U.S. Agriculture, K. Thompson

Nuclear Terrorism: Nature of Radiation, W. H. Miller

Nuclear Terrorism: Radiation Detection, W. H. Miller

Nuclear Terrorism: Radiation Detectors—Applications in Homeland Security, T. K. Ghosh, M. A. Prelas, and R. V. Tompson, Jr.

Nuclear Terrorism: Dose and Biological Effects, W. H. Miller and R. Lindsay

Nuclear Terrorism: Nuclear Weapons, S. K. Loyalka

Nuclear Terrorism: Threats and Countermeasures, S. K. Loyalka and M. A. Prelas

Chemical Terrorism: Classification, Synthesis, and Properties, D. S. Viswanath and T. K. Ghosh

Chemical Terrorism: Toxicity, Medical Management, and Mitigation, L. D. Ormerod

Chemical Terrorism: Destruction and Decontamination, D. S. Viswanath and T. K. Ghosh

Chemical Terrorism: Sensors and Detection Systems, M. A. Prelas and T. K. Ghosh

Chemical Terrorism: Weaponization and Delivery System, M. A. Prelas and T. K. Ghosh

Chemical Terrorisms: Threats and Countermeasures, L. D. Ormerod, T. K. Ghosh, and D. S. Viswanath

Cyber-Terrorism, H. W. Tyrer

Personal Protective Equipment, G. P. Jirka and W. Thompson

National Response Plan and Preparedness, T. K. Ghosh

Government and Voluntary Agencies, J. A. Bentz and T. M. Crocker

The National Infrastructure Protection Plan, A. Krotman, J. R. Ballo, and M. C. Warwick

Index

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