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Shopping for Bombs: Nuclear Proliferation, Global Insecurity, and the Rise and Fall of the A. Q. Khan Network

- Meet A. Q. Khan, the world's most notorious nuclear proliferator.

Fraud and Corruption Prevention and Identification

- Authors Nigel Iyer and Martin Samociuk avoid philosophical arguments on business theories regarding corporate fraud and corruption to provide practical and workable solutions for prevention and detection programs.

Electronic Security Systems: A Manager’s Guide to Evaluating and Selecting System Solutions

- For security to succeed, it must incorporate not just guards, guns, and gates, but other elements, in particular technology. In addition, all the factors must work together, without focus on individual parts at the expense of the whole. Electronic Security Systems: A Manager’s Guide to Evaluating and Selecting System Solutions fills that need, detailing all of the various components of a successful security system.

Terrorism and Organized Hate Crime: Intelligence Gathering, Analysis and Investigations, Second Edition

- As hate and terror organizations become more complex, investigators must collect intelligence and properly analyze it to keep pace. This book offers excellent insight into the process that professionals could apply in all investigative areas.

Integrated Security Systems Design

- In recent months I had to read numerous books on security integration and convergence as background study for a series of work projects. All of them now collect dust on my office bookshelf, except one: Integrated Security Systems Design, which I now carry in my briefcase, its pages crammed with yellow sticky notes for quick reference.

Investigating Religious Terrorism and Ritualistic Crimes

- Perlmutter, director of the Institute for the Research of Organized and Ritual Violence, examines in detail groups and religions such as Odinism/Asatru (Germanic "heathenry"), the White Order of Thule (Aryan supremacism), and the Phineas Priesthood (a white-supremacist group, of sorts), depicting the violence their members have wrought.

Terrorism Today: The Past, the Players, the Future, Second Edition

- Like the first edition, this updated version explores various approaches to the study of terrorism and its impact on society. The authors make the point that terrorists have many faces--not just those of Osama bin Laden and his followers, but others such as the U.S. citizen who opens fire in an abortion clinic.

Software Forensics: Collecting Evidence from the Scene of a Digital Crime.

- Author Robert Slade mines solid detail, including listing specific software tools that can be used to identify and track virus creators, however unlikely corporate America might be to invest resources for such an effort. Slade discusses legal rules of evidence and emphasizes the importance of keeping evidence pristine so that its veracity is unshakable.

Global Drug Enforcement: Practical Investigative Techniques

- Drawing on 30 years of experience in law enforcement, Gregory Lee has written a definitive work on criminal drug investigations. Lee offers an objective look at the worldwide illegal-drug industry and describes various methods for conducting investigations, all the while taking care not to understate the dangers involved in undercover work. After all, as he notes, undercover agents have the highest fatality rate of all investigative positions

Modern Jihad: Tracing the Dollars Behind the Terror Networks

- Terrorists need money--and lots of it--to carry out their operations and to sustain themselves. With its intriguing title and an author who is an economist and a journalist, this book promised to offer revealing information on terrorist financial networks. Alas, such is not the case.

The Privatization of Police in America: An Analysis and Case Study

- An attorney and former police officer, the author is particularly strong on legal issues. He raises questions about the applicability of constitutional rights when private security personnel take action, an opportune inquiry at a time when the government looks to the private sector as a major homeland security resource.

Private Security and Public Safety: A Community-Based Approach

- This book examines the concept of private security companies providing community-oriented crime prevention on a contract basis. Borrowing heavily from the experience of security practitioners, it is rich in detail, well thought-out, and comprehensive--a close look at a bold new way to protect neighborhoods with a high risk of crime.

Understanding Terror Networks

- The book reflects a systematic and pragmatic approach based on Sageman's personal experiences and research. Blending his training as a forensic psychiatrist, his experience as a diplomat dealing with Afghani mujaheddin, and his proficiency with various social science methodologies, Sageman has put together an excellent snapshot of the dangers posed by contemporary Islamic terrorists that is a blend of network theory, modeling, empirical analysis, and historical review.
 




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