What can we do to protect ourselves from a terrorist attack, and how can communities respond most effectively if the unthinkable should happen? The next large-scale terrorist attack on the United States could be carried out using any number of agents and delivery methods, including anthrax, smallpox, the water system, the agriculture industry; threats to bridges, tunnels, trains, airlines, and other transportation systems; suicide bombings in crowded cities, convention centers, and shopping malls; the possibilities are many, but not endless. Local preparation is critical. Until now, scant attention has been paid to the role of communities in preparing for and responding to terrorism. This invaluable set covers chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive scenarios. Throughout, the focus is on community preparedness and response. Volume I, The Terrorist Threat and Community Response, focuses on local, state, regional and federal coordination of efforts and interaction. Volume II, The Role of Community Organizations and Business, includes chapters on the public health system, counterterrorism training, cyberterrorism, negotiating with terrorists, nonprofit organizations, and schools. Volume III, Communication and the Media, addresses the role of the media in alerting the public to a terrorist attack, and the need to prevent terrorists from using public information against the very citizens the media is trying to serve in times of crisis.
About the Author
JAMES A. JOHNSON is Professor of Health Sciences at Central Michigan University. He has published nine books on a wide range of health-related topics. He is actively involved in international health development, including work with the World Health Organization.
MICHAEL H. KENNEDY is Associate Professor at Central Michigan University teaching in the Doctor of Health Administration Program. His 28 years in health services administration have been spent in academic and operational positions, and his involvement with contingency preparations dates back to the mid-1980s when he was the administrator of a stabilization team at Landstuhl Army Regional Medical Center in Germany.
NEJDET DELENER is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Marketing and International Business at the Tobin College of Business, St. John's University. He has lectured at over 60 conferences and seminars, and has served on many editorial boards. He is executive editor of the Journal of Global Business and Technology.