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Biometrics in Support of Military Operations: Lessons from the Battlefield

William C. Buhrow
November 22, 2016

Biometrics in Support of Military Operations: Lessons from the Battlefield examines and evaluates recent U.S. military experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan in the context of the use of biometrics and related technologies. The book takes a comprehensive look at how biometrics has been used to support...

Effective Surveillance for Homeland Security: Balancing Technology and Social Issues

Francesco Flammini, Roberto Setola, Giorgio Franceschetti
November 16, 2016

Effective Surveillance for Homeland Security: Balancing Technology and Social Issues provides a comprehensive survey of state-of-the-art methods and tools for the surveillance and protection of citizens and critical infrastructures against natural and deliberate threats. Focusing on current...

Soft Targets and Crisis Management: What Emergency Planners and Security Professionals Need to Know

Michael J. Fagel, Jennifer Hesterman
September 15, 2016

Uniting the best of Michael Fagel and Jennifer Hesterman's books in the fields of homeland security and emergency management, the editors of this volume present the prevailing issues affecting the homeland security community today. Many natural and man-made threats can impact our communities—but...

Criminal Enterprise Investigation

Thomas A. Trier
August 29, 2016

Many cities, towns, and municipalities across the United States have criminal organizations operating within their jurisdictions. This book gives the investigator a guide to probing, evaluating, and analyzing local criminal organizations, with the goal of disrupting and dismantling criminal...

The Facility Manager's Guide to Safety and Security

John W. Henderson
August 24, 2016

A guide for facility managers of varying types of facilities including, apartment buildings/complexes, office buildings, retail stores, educational facilities (schools), restaurants, and countless others. It will look specifically at the physical similarities inherent in all buildings/facilities...

Grasping the Moment: Sensemaking in Response to Routine Incidents and Major Emergencies

Christopher Baber, Richard McMaster
August 17, 2016

The ways in which organizations make use of information available to them to make decisions and manage activity is an essential topic of investigation for human factors. When the information is uncertain, incomplete or subject to change, then decision making and activity management can become...

Managing Crises Overseas

Scott Alan Ast
August 15, 2016

The book examines crisis management for operations located outside of a corporation’s normal confines, particularly in regions which might be overtly threatening or hostile to multinational corporations and their people and assets overseas. Outlining proper operating procedures, planning,...

Managing Critical Incidents and Large-Scale Event Security

Eloy Nuñez, Ernest G. Vendrell
August 02, 2016

Nuñez and Vendrell aim to provide the most current and effective resources for managing special events and critical incidents. Their book relies heavily on case studies and after action reports that examine the lessons learned from a multitude of previous events and incidents. In addition, the text...

Terrorism and WMDs: Awareness and Response, Second Edition

John Pichtel
August 01, 2016

Terrorism and WMD’s, Second Edition provides a comprehensive, up-to-date survey of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). Terrorist weapons and delivery methods are becoming increasingly sophisticated; as such, this book focuses on the chemistry and biology of WMDs, the development and...

Business Theft and Fraud: Detection and Prevention

James R. Youngblood
July 25, 2016

Business Theft and Fraud: Detection and Prevention offers a broad perspective on business-related theft, providing a detailed discussion of numerous avenues of theft, including internal and external fraud, organized retail crime, mortgage fraud, cyber fraud, and extortion. Combining current...

Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness: An Introductory Text for Emergency Management and Planning Professionals, Second Edition

Anna K. Schwab, Dylan Sandler, David J. Brower
July 18, 2016

This book introduces the concept of hazards as part of the earth’s natural systems, in contrast to "disasters," which occur at the intersection of the built and natural environments. The authors emphasize choices made by society that either increase or diminish our level of vulnerability to the...

Radar Imaging for Maritime Observation

Fabrizio Berizzi, Marco Martorella, Elisa Giusti
June 17, 2016

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...

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