Social Computing In Homeland Security

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Overview

The sequence of major events that occurred after entering the twenty-first century have all pointed to an effective emergency response as one of the most complex challenges many countries now face.

Social Computing in Homeland Security: Disaster Promulgation and Response presents a theoretical framework addressing how to enhance national response capabilities and ready the public in the presence of human-made or natural disasters. A practical reference for those involved in disaster response and management, this book explores fascinating topics including designing effective threat warning advisories, quantifying public reactions to and confidence in warning advisories, and assessing how anxiety and fear translate into impacts on effective response and social productivity.

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Editorial Reviews

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First published in 1998, this updated edition has been revised to reflect recent changes to Japan's political, social, and cultural landscape. Perez (Japan Comes of Age) has separated the first edition's final chapter into two segments: Chapter 9 now surveys the chaotic politics of the Heisei era, while Chapter 10 describes Japanese culture in the 21st century and offers valuable insights into the country's youth culture, sexual mores, suicide rates, and negligible violence. With its essential chronology, term glossary, and premier list, the volume serves as both engaging read and quick-reference, supplanting Kenneth G. Henshall's 2004 History of Japan: From Stone Age to Superpower.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605662282
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • Publication date: 3/16/2011
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Sect. I Threat Warning and Psychological Warfare

Unit I From Threat Warning to Information Perception and Public Response

Ch. I Attention Capture and Effective Warning 1

Ch. II Dynamics of Public Perception and Confidence 12

Unit II Psychosocial Aspect and Social Dynamics: A Mathematical Modeling Approach

Ch. III Psychosocial Effects: A Silent Influence 32

Ch. IV Individual Reactions and Psychological Impact 45

Ch. V Disaster Promulgation and Collective Behaviors 52

Sect. II Improving Response Capability to Counter the Threat

Unit III Forming Situation Awareness for First Decisions and Lifesaving

Ch. VI Situation Awareness through Feature Recognition 74

Ch. VII Incident Commander: Toward Effective First Decisions 102

Ch. VIII Countering Chemical Terrorism: A Digitized Fire Chief Supporting System for Rapid Onsite Responding to HazMat Emergencies 114

Ch. IX A Hospital Emergency Support System for Real Time Surveillance Modeling and Effective Response 134

Ch. X Quickly Channeling Crowd Population in Emergency: An Emergency Evacuation Command System 156

Unit IV Enhancing the Resilience of Critical Infrastructure: Border Patrol, Cyber Security and Financial Stability

Ch. XI Security Inspection Model of Critical Infrastructure 186

Ch. XII Weaponizing the Internet and the YouTube War 207

Ch. XIII Containing Financial Contagion at the Source 231

Compilation of References 264

Index 281

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