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.
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Audience

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

 

Book information

  • 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




Table of 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