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Terrorism

An Investigator's Handbook

This handbook introduces the reader to the field of terrorism investigation. Describing how terrorists operate and how they differ from other criminals, it provides an outline of how terrorism investigations should be conducted. By helping investigators to develop skills and knowledge, this guide helps them to prepare prosecutable cases against terrorists.

Audience

Students and beginning professionals in the criminal justice field as well as law enforcement trainees

Paperback, 528 Pages

Published: September 2011

Imprint: Anderson Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4377-3487-4

Reviews

  • "This is one of the finest and most important handbooks written on the discipline of terrorism investigations…The author is a former FBI agent who conducted numerous terrorist investigations, so readers will greatly benefit from his extensive practitioner knowledge of counterterrorism."--Terrorism online, Vol. 7, No. 3, 2013
    "This is one of the finest and most important handbooks written on the discipline of terrorism investigations…The author is a former FBI agent who conducted numerous terrorist investigations, so readers will greatly benefit from his extensive practitioner knowledge of counterterrorism." --Perspectives on Terrorism online, Vol. 7, No. 3, 2013
    "Equipped with a superior ancillary package… This handbook introduces the reader to the field of terrorism investigation."--Criminal Justice Educators Today
    "This is one of the finest and most important handbooks written on the discipline of terrorism investigations."--Dr. Joshua Sinai


Contents

  • Section I: The Nature of Terrorism and the Threat It Presents
    1. An Overview of Terrorism
    2. Defining, Delineating, and Dissecting Terrorism
    3. Religious-Based Terrorism
    4. What Investigators Need to Know About Terrorists

    Section II: Investigative Techniques
    5. An Overview of Investigative Techniques as They Apply to Terrorism
    6. What the Terrorist Knows About Law Enforcement
    7. Interviewing
    8. Polygraph Examinations
    9. Records Checks
    10. Surveillance
    11. Informants
    12. Trash Cover
    13. Pretext Telephone Calls
    14. Physical Evidence
    15. The Crime Scene
    16. Mail Cover
    17. The Investigative Task Force
    18. Undercover Operations
    19. Technical Investigative Techniques
    20. Investigative Review
    21. Locating Clandestine and Fugitive Terrorists

    Section III: Factors to Be Considered When Implementing Investigative Techniques Against Terrorists
    22. The Terrorist in Court
    23. Ethical Issues and Investigative Techniques
    24. The Law Enforcement “Offsite” Location

    Section IV: Applying Investigative Techniques to Terrorism Investigations
    25. When a Clandestine Terrorist Is Identified
    26. Handling a Terrorist Attack
    27. Crisis Preparation

    Section V: The Future
    28. The Future of Terrorism Investigation

    Appendix I. What to Do in Response to a Terrorist Attack
    Appendix II. What Not to Do in Response to a Terrorist Attack
    Appendix III. In a Nutshell: Bringing Terrorists to Justice
    Appendix IV. Domestic Terrorist Attacks
    Appendix V. Key Terms and Concepts
    Appendix VI. Selected Extremist Terms

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