Elsevier Publishes New Book by Counterterrorism Expert Erroll Southers, Homegrown Violent Extremism

Four new book titles round out offering on domestic and international security topics

Waltham, MA, October 7, 2013

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the publishing of Homegrown Violent Extremism by counterterrorism expert Dr. Erroll G. Southers.

Homegrown Violent Extremism, published under the Anderson Publishing imprint, challenges how Americans think about terrorism, recruitment and the homegrown threat. Southers examines post-9/11 homegrown violent extremism including what it is, the conditions that enable its existence, and approaches that can reduce the risk. The book discusses how violent extremists exploit vulnerabilities in communities and offers approaches to put security theory into practice. It is valuable information for communities, security practitioners and policymakers.

Southers is an internationally recognized counterterrorism and public safety expert. He was appointed to the California Governor's Office of Homeland Security. He was also Chief of Homeland Security and Intelligence at Los Angeles International Airport and an FBI special agent. Southers is currently Associate Director of Research Transition for the Department of Homeland Security National Center for Risk & Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) and an adjunct professor at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. In addition, he is the Managing Director of Counter-Terrorism and Infrastructure Protection for TAL Global Corporation.

Elsevier also recently published several international and domestic security book titles under the Butterworth-Heinemann imprint, including:

All of the books listed above are available through the Elsevier Store or can be found on ScienceDirect, a full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books.

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Note for editors
The books are available to credentialed journalists upon request; contact Michelle McMahon at +1 781 663 2268 or m.mcmahon.1@elsevier.com to request a review copy or to schedule an interview with an author.

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