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Philippine Security in the Age of Terror: National, Regional, and Global Challenges in the Post-9/11 World

1st Edition

Rommel Banlaoi
September 10, 2018

As the twelfth most populous nation, the Philippines’ diverse religious and ethnic population makes it an ideal example of the changing tenet of what is deemed national security—post 9/11. Issues previously considered social or public are now viewed as security issues. Food production is now...

Intelligence Analysis Fundamentals

1st Edition

Godfrey Garner, Patrick McGlynn
August 09, 2018

There are a limited number of intelligence analysis books available on the market.  Intelligence Analysis Fundamentals is an introductory, accessible text for college level undergraduate and graduate level courses. While the principles outlined in the book largely follow military intelligence...

The Science of Biometrics: Security Technology for Identity Verification

1st Edition

Ravindra Das
July 10, 2018

The Science of Biometrics: Security Technology for Identity Verification covers the technical aspects of iris and facial recognition, focusing primarily on the mathematical and statistical algorithms that run the verification and identification processes in these two modalities. Each chapter begins...

Extremist Propaganda in Social Media: A Threat to Homeland Security

1st Edition

Michael Erbschloe
June 29, 2018

Extremist Propaganda in Social Media: A Threat to Homeland Security presents both an analysis of the impact of propaganda in social media and the rise of extremism in mass society from technological and social perspectives. The book identifies the current phenomenon, what shall be dubbed for...

Disaster Recovery: Community-Based Psychosocial Support in the Aftermath

1st Edition

Joseph O. Prewitt Diaz
May 29, 2018

This new volume, Disaster Recovery: Community-Based Psychosocial Support in the ​Aftermath, provides a wealth of realistic and applicable information for addressing mental health related issues resulting from disasters. It will provide readers with both a theoretical and practical look at...

CPTED and Traditional Security Countermeasures: 150 Things You Should Know

1st Edition

Lawrence Fennelly, Marianna Perry
April 20, 2018

CTPED and Traditional Security Countermeasures: 150 Things You Should Know is a handy reference for both seasoned professionals and those just starting out in security and law enforcement.  Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a foundational concept to physical security and can...

Field Confirmation Testing for Suspicious Substances

1st Edition

Rick Houghton
April 18, 2018

Frequently a substance found at a port of entry, waste site, laboratory triage facility, or even in a hazardous materials emergency will be labeled and purportedly identified. But law enforcement and other first responders cannot take this claim at face value, as the accuracy is not confirmed and...

Natural Hazards: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Landslides

1st Edition

Ramesh Singh, Darius Bartlett
March 21, 2018

Over the years, the interactions between land, ocean, biosphere and atmosphere have increased, mainly due to population growth and anthropogenic activities, which have impacted the climate and weather conditions at local, regional and global scales. Thus, natural hazards related to climate changes...

Exploring Natural Hazards: A Case Study Approach

1st Edition

Darius Bartlett, Ramesh Singh
March 16, 2018

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 has identified four priority areas for Disaster Risk Reduction: understanding disaster risk; strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk; investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience and enhancing disaster...

Critical Infrastructures Resilience: Policy and Engineering Principles

1st Edition

Auroop Ratan Ganguly, Udit Bhatia, Stephen E. Flynn
March 05, 2018

This text offers comprehensive and principled, yet practical, guidelines to critical infrastructures resilience. Extreme events and stresses, including those that may be unprecedented but are no longer surprising, have disproportionate effects on critical infrastructures and hence on communities,...

Radar Imaging for Maritime Observation

1st Edition

Fabrizio Berizzi, Marco Martorella, Elisa Giusti
February 12, 2018

Based on the experiences of the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Pisa and the Radar and Surveillance System (RaSS) national laboratory of the National Interuniversity Consortium of Telecommunication (CNIT), Radar Imaging for Maritime Observation presents the most recent...

Crisis Communication: Case Studies and Lessons Learned from International Disasters

1st Edition

Kjell Brataas
February 06, 2018

Crisis Communication is an in-depth examination of recent tragedies and natural disasters that have occurred around the globe. The book covers three types of incidents: natural catastrophes, accidents and terror attacks. It focuses on the communication aspect of each incident and provides...

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