Terrorism: An Investigator's Handbook / Edition 3

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Overview

This handbook introduces the reader to the field of terrorism investigation. Describing how terrorists operate and how they differ from other criminals, it provides an outline of how terrorism investigations should be conducted. By helping investigators to develop skills and knowledge, this guide helps them to prepare prosecutable cases against terrorists.

  • A practical handbook with extensive appendices: what to do in response to a terrorist attack, what not to do in response to a terrorist attack, bringing terrorists to justice, domestic terrorist attacks 2005 - 2007.
  • Key terms and concepts, and selected extremist terms also included.
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This handbook introduces law enforcement professionals to the field of terrorism investigation. It describes how terrorists operate and how they differ from other criminals; outlines how investigations should be conducted against them; warns law enforcement officers about the pitfalls that await them in conducting probes; offers suggestions that the officer can use to improve the investigation of a terrorist group; and helps the profession better prepare prosecutable cases against terrorists. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"This is one of the finest and most important handbooks written on the discipline of terrorism investigations…The author is a former FBI agent who conducted numerous terrorist investigations, so readers will greatly benefit from his extensive practitioner knowledge of counterterrorism."--Terrorism online, Vol. 7, No. 3, 2013 "This is one of the finest and most important handbooks written on the discipline of terrorism investigations…The author is a former FBI agent who conducted numerous terrorist investigations, so readers will greatly benefit from his extensive practitioner knowledge of counterterrorism." --Perspectives on Terrorism online, Vol. 7, No. 3, 2013 "Equipped with a superior ancillary package… This handbook introduces the reader to the field of terrorism investigation."--Criminal Justice Educators Today "This is one of the finest and most important handbooks written on the discipline of terrorism investigations."--Dr. Joshua Sinai

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593455309
  • Publisher: Anderson Publishing Company OH
  • Publication date: 8/15/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I: The Nature of Terrorism and the Threat It Presents

1. An Overview of Terrorism

2. Defining, Delineating, and Dissecting Terrorism

3. Religious-Based Terrorism

4. What Investigators Need to Know About Terrorists

Section II: Investigative Techniques

5. An Overview of Investigative Techniques as They Apply to Terrorism

6. What the Terrorist Knows About Law Enforcement

7. Interviewing

8. Polygraph Examinations

9. Records Checks

10. Surveillance

11. Informants

12. Trash Cover

13. Pretext Telephone Calls

14. Physical Evidence

15. The Crime Scene

16. Mail Cover

17. The Investigative Task Force

18. Undercover Operations

19. Technical Investigative Techniques

20. Investigative Review

21. Locating Clandestine and Fugitive Terrorists

Section III: Factors to Be Considered When Implementing Investigative Techniques Against Terrorists

22. The Terrorist in Court

23. Ethical Issues and Investigative Techniques

24. The Law Enforcement “Offsite” Location

Section IV: Applying Investigative Techniques to Terrorism Investigations

25. When a Clandestine Terrorist Is Identified

26. Handling a Terrorist Attack

27. Crisis Preparation

Section V: The Future

28. The Future of Terrorism Investigation

Appendix I. What to Do in Response to a Terrorist Attack

Appendix II. What Not to Do in Response to a Terrorist Attack

Appendix III. In a Nutshell: Bringing Terrorists to Justice

Appendix IV. Domestic Terrorist Attacks during 2005 through 2007

Appendix V. Key Terms and Concepts

Appendix VI. Selected Extremist Terms

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