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Using Social Media for Global Security

- Using Social Media for Global Security is written for cybersecurity professionals, security analysts, policy experts, decision-makers, activists, and law enforcement personnel. It explains how to use the myriad social network communities and SNA to ensure greater levels of security.

Bombers, Hijackers, Body Scanners, and Jihadists

- Some may not recall airports before 9-11, and even those who do may not be familiar with how we got from there to where we are now. Billie Vincent explains how in Bombers, Hijackers, Body Scanners, and Jihadists and makes some informed projections regarding where we might be headed in the future

General Aviation Security: Aircraft, Hangars, Fixed-Base Operations, Flight Schools, and Airports

- In his book General Aviation Security, the author offers practical information for novice practitioners. Written as an academic textbook, it presents the range of information that aviation security professionals need to know, and each chapter also provides a comprehensive bibliography.

Inside Internal Affairs: An In-Depth Look at the People, Process & Politics

- There are two ways to look at this book. It might be viewed as an informative and well-researched look at internal affairs (IA) units inside law enforcement agencies. Or it could be seen as a template for how to conduct internal investigations—it’s this latter view that might serve security professionals.

Gang Injunctions and Abatement: Using Civil Remedies to Curb Gang-Related Crimes

- From its first word, Gang Injunctions and Abatement comes across as little more than a sales pitch. While written from a law enforcement and psychological perspective, it is presumptuous, limited in scope, and fails to consider other perspectives in an effort to convince the reader to believe in gang injunctions and abatement, court actions that aim to limit and modify gang behavior.

Pre-Employment Background Investigations for Public Safety Professionals

- While few books deserve five stars, this excellent work deserves at least that. Author Frank Colaprete is a former police lieutenant with an impressive résumé. His academic acumen and scholarship shine brightly in this easy-to-read and informative text.

The Safe Hiring Manual: The Complete Guide to Employment Screening Background Checks for Employers, Recruiters, and Job Seekers

- Although the subtitle has changed and the chapters have been rearranged, the second edition of The Safe Hiring Manual retains the previous edition’s valuable information and brings readers up to date.

Every Officer Is a Leader, Second Edition

- The “transforming leadership” process described in Every Officer Is a Leader defines the journey a modern leader must undergo to become a successful and respected mentor and coach.

Critical Infrastructure Security: Assessment, Prevention, Detection, Response Assessment, Prevention, Detection, Response

- Making sure that critical infrastructures, such as transportation, finance, telecommunications, and energy, remain operational demands a comprehensive and integrated security plan. In this book, editor Francisco Flammini brings together cutting-edge critical infrastructure security information put forth by some of the best security authors of the day.

From Cop to Crusader: The story of my fight against the dangerous myth of “lie detection”

- For many years, we have been led to believe, by the law enforcement community and daytime reality shows, that the polygraph test is a very reliable “investigatory tool” to measure someone’s honesty. Author Doug Williams dispels some of those misconceptions in his book From Cop to Crusader.

Against Security: How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger

- In this book, Professor Harvey Molotch argues that the government is worrying about the wrong things, and wasting huge amounts of money in the process. With a focus on post 9-11 events, he suggests that while significantly more security measures are in place, most people do not feel safer, and it is even arguable whether we are indeed safer.

Funding the Enemy: How U.S. Taxpayers Bank­roll the Taliban

- This is an alarming exposé of how the U.S. government operates in Afghanistan and the challenges it faces, even as it indirectly supports violent jihad. This well-written book exposes top personnel, agencies, and decision makers by naming names associated with the corruption going on in the midst of the Global War on Terrorism.

Endangered Children: Homicide and Other Crimes, Second Edition

- This timely work, well-researched and brilliantly written, explores the many threats facing children and offers insight into possible remedies to them.
 




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