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Terrorism and WMDs: Awareness and Response

- This book contains a great deal of intermediate-level information on the subject of weapons of mass destruction.

Managing the Use of Force Incident: For Criminal Justice Officers, Supervisors, and Administrators

- The subtitle of this book refers to criminal justice officers, supervisors, and administrators, but the principles can also apply to security directors and managers whose officers may have to use force as part of their jobs.

Homeland Security: What Is It and Where Are We Go­ing?

- Overall, I was impressed by Guiora’s narrowness of focus on the topic while acknowledging that the subject area is quite broad.

Practical Methods for Legal Investigations: Concepts and Protocols in Civil and Criminal Cases

- Author Dean Beers was never a street cop, but as a county deputy coroner he learned his way around a crime scene and it shows.

Social Media, Crisis Communication, and Emergency Management: Leveraging Web 2.0 Technologies

- This book offers a unique look into the world of emergency management through the prism of social media.

Criminal Interrogation and Confessions

- Most in the security and law enforcement fields would agree that publications by Fred Inbau and John Reid are typically recognized as being authoritative. The latest publication, Criminal Interrogation and Confessions, Fifth Edition by Inbau and Reid as well as Joseph Buckley and Brian Jayne is no exception.

Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State

- The authors spent two-and-a-half years attempting to document the top secret component of the govern­ment agencies dealing with counterterrorism and the private sector contractors supporting this effort (and on whom the government has become increasingly dependent).

Security Management for Sports and Special Events

- The book is thoughtfully organized and well-written, with pertinent historical examples. It also discusses current best practices, including useful technology.

Mission-Based Policing

- The authors of Mission-Based Policing have developed an interesting approach to urban policing in high-crime areas. The counterinsurgency paradigm advanced by Lt. General David H. Petra­eus and Lt. General James F. Amos is the impetus of their mission-based policing.

Social Engineering, the Art of Human Hacking

- This is a comprehensive survey of social engineering concepts, techniques, and frameworks. It is a great reference in need of better editing to sharpen it into a more readable format.

Suicidal Mass Murderers: A Criminological Study of Why They Kill

- The authors first note that preventing workplace and school-based violence starts with the understanding that no one can predict violence; rather, the goal is to assess dangerousness based on observations and reports of a person’s behavior.

Facility Emergency Management

- The Emergency Film Group (EFG) has released another training video in its excellent series.

Blurring Military and Police Roles

- Blurring Military and Police Roles is a fascinating collection of scholarly essays on this subject from both the police and military points of view, as well as from historical, organizational, and operational perspectives.
 




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