Description

Terrorism: An Investigator’s Handbook, Fourth Edition, introduces law enforcement officials to the field of terrorism investigation, focusing on domestic terrorism in the United States. It describes how terrorists operate, what makes them different from other criminals, and how investigations should be carried out against terrorists. It also cautions law enforcement officers about the potential pitfalls of investigating terrorism. The book is organized into five sections. Section I on the nature and threat of terrorism discusses the definition of terrorism, types of terrorism, and the things investigators must know about terrorists. Section II on investigative techniques covers interviewing techniques, polygraph tests, surveillance, informants, and undercover operations. Section III discusses the factors to consider when implementing investigative techniques against terrorists, such as the courtroom process and ethical issues. Section IV explains the application of investigative techniques to terrorism investigations, while Section V reflects on the future of terrorism investigation. Investigating terrorism may be the most difficult challenge faced by law enforcement officers. This book will be particularly useful to criminal investigators seeking to enhance their investigative skills and knowledge.

Readership

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

Table of Contents

Dedication Foreword Preface Section I. The Nature of Terrorism and the Threat It Presents 1. An Overview of Terrorism Historical Terrorism Modern Terrorism The New Breed of Terrorists The 21st-Century Challenge to Law Enforcement How Law Enforcement Addresses the Current Terrorist Threat 2. Defining, Delineating, and Dissecting Terrorism Issues Related to Terrorism Types of Terrorism Specific Types of Terrorism The Concepts of Revolution and Civil War The Concept of Guerrilla Warfare Recent Terrorist Tactics Summary 3. Religious-Based Terrorism Foreign Religious-Based Terrorism Domestic Religious-Based Terrorism 4. What Investigators Need to Know about Terrorists Summary Section II. Investigative Techniques 5. An Overview of Investigative Techniques as They Apply to Terrorism Summary 6. What the Terrorist Knows about Law Enforcement Terrorist Training Materials Why Political Extremists Study Security-Related Manuals Why Law Enforcement Officers Should Study Extremist Materials How to Locate Terrorist Manuals and Guides and Determine Security Procedures Terrorist Training Summary 7. Interviewing What Is Sought during an Interview Location of Interviews Use of Deception during Interviews Others Present during Interviews Recording Interviews Unique Features of Interviews with Terrorists Encouraging Unwilling Subjects to Submit to an Interview Documentation Pretext Interviews Summary 8. Polygraph Examinations 9. Records Checks Agency Records Checks Other Law Enforcement Agency Records Checks Credit Bureaus City, County, and

Details

No. of pages:
528
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Anderson
Print ISBN:
9781437734874
Electronic ISBN:
9781437734942

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