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Marie-Helen Maras

October 9, 2014

Globalization and the easy movement of people, weapons, and toxins across borders has transformed security into a transnational phenomenon. Preventing transnational security threats has proven to be a very difficult challenge for governments and institutions around the world. Transnational Security ...

Introduction to Homeland Defense and Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA): The U.S. Military’s Role to Support and Defend

Introduction to Homeland Defense and Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA): The U.S. Military’s Role to Support and Defend

Bert B. Tussing, Robert McCreight

November 21, 2014

The application of our Armed Forces within the states and territories of the United States is far from intuitive. The challenges of defending the country against assaults within the homeland are much more complex than engaging our enemies on foreign soil. Likewise, the introduction of the military’...

Policing Major Events: Perspectives from Around the World

Policing Major Events: Perspectives from Around the World

James F. Albrecht, Martha Christine Dow, Darryl Plecas, Dilip K. Das

November 20, 2014

Whenever a major event requires police intervention, questions are raised about the nature of the police response. Could the police have prevented the conflict, been better prepared, reacted more quickly? Could they have acted more forcefully or brought the altercation under control more...

Long-Term Community Recovery from Natural Disasters

Long-Term Community Recovery from Natural Disasters

Lucy A. Arendt, Daniel J Alesch

November 13, 2014

Today, governmental efforts at long-term community recovery from a natural disaster consist primarily of rebuilding the physical artifact of the community. This entails reestablishing vital community services and infrastructure and creating housing to replace that which has been lost. While...

Biometric Technology: Authentication, Biocryptography, and Cloud-Based Architecture

Biometric Technology: Authentication, Biocryptography, and Cloud-Based Architecture

Ravi Das

November 07, 2014

Most biometric books are either extraordinarily technical for technophiles or extremely elementary for the lay person. Striking a balance between the two, Biometric Technology: Authentication, Biocryptography, and Cloud-Based Architecture is ideal for business, IT, or security managers that are...

Transnational Security

Transnational Security

Marie-Helen Maras

October 09, 2014

Globalization and the easy movement of people, weapons, and toxins across borders has transformed security into a transnational phenomenon. Preventing transnational security threats has proven to be a very difficult challenge for governments and institutions around the world. Transnational Security...

Neurotechnology in National Security and Defense: Practical Considerations, Neuroethical Concerns

Neurotechnology in National Security and Defense: Practical Considerations, Neuroethical Concerns

James Giordano

September 25, 2014

Neurotechnology in National Security and Defense: Practical Considerations, Neuroethical Concerns is the second volume in the Advances in Neurotechnology series. It specifically addresses the neuroethical, legal, and social issues arising from the use of neurotechnology in national security and...

Non-Imaging Microwave and Millimetre-Wave Sensors for Concealed Object Detection

Non-Imaging Microwave and Millimetre-Wave Sensors for Concealed Object Detection

Boris Y. Kapilevich, Stuart W. Harmer, Nicholas J. Bowring

September 17, 2014

In response to the ever-increasing global threat of terrorist attacks, the personal screening industry has been growing at a rapid rate. Many methods have been developed for detecting concealed weapons and explosives on the human body. In this important new book, the authors discuss their...

Hazards Analysis: Reducing the Impact of Disasters, Second Edition

Hazards Analysis: Reducing the Impact of Disasters, Second Edition

John C. Pine

September 10, 2014

The impacts of natural and man-made disasters have increased exponentially over the past few decades. Moreover, with our global interconnectedness and the growing scale of disasters, today's catastrophic disasters can have regional, national, and even global economic consequences.Following in the...

Introduction to Crowd Science

Introduction to Crowd Science

G. Keith Still

June 30, 2014

Demonstrates Real-World Case Studies from a Range of Event Sites Introduction to Crowd Science examines the growing rate of crowd-related accidents and incidents around the world. Using tools, methods, and worked examples gleaned from over 20 years of experience, this text provides an...

Port Security Management, Second Edition

Port Security Management, Second Edition

Kenneth Christopher

June 20, 2014

Sea and freshwater ports are a key component of critical infrastructure and essential for maintaining global and domestic economies. In order to effectively secure a dynamic port facility operation, one must understand the business of maritime commerce. Following in the tradition of its bestselling...

Risk Assessment and Security for Pipelines, Tunnels, and Underground Rail and Transit Operations

Risk Assessment and Security for Pipelines, Tunnels, and Underground Rail and Transit Operations

Anna M. Doro-on

June 03, 2014

Risk Assessment and Security for Pipelines, Tunnels, and Underground Rail and Transit Operations details a quantitative risk assessment methodology for systematically analyzing various alternatives for protecting underground rail, oil and gas pipelines, pipeline freight transportation, and other...

Crime Scene Investigation Procedural Guide

Crime Scene Investigation Procedural Guide

Michael S. Maloney, Donald Housman, Ross M. Gardner

May 14, 2014

Those tasked with investigating crime scenes come from a variety of backgrounds and varying levels of experience. Crime Scene Investigation Procedural Guide gives the novice investigator the procedures for almost any crime scene imaginable while providing the seasoned pro a ready reference for...

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