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  NCJ Number: NCJ 210680     Find in a Library
  Title: Assessing and Managing the Terrorism Threat
  Document URL: PDF 
  Author(s): Joel Leson
  Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America

National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)
United States of America

Police Foundation
United States of America

National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
United States of America

Major Cities Chiefs Assoc
United States of America
  Date Published: 09/2005
  Page Count: 30
  Annotation: This report outlines the components of terrorism risk assessment and management.
  Abstract: In today’s climate of terror, it is essential that law enforcement agencies engage in constant risk assessment and management. This report examines the essential components of risk assessment and management and presents protocols to calculate criticality, threat, vulnerability, and risk. The components of risk assessment and management include the sequential tasks of taking a critical infrastructure and key asset inventory, conducting a criticality assessment, conducting a threat assessment, conducting a vulnerability assessment, conducting a risk calculation, and identifying countermeasures. Each step is discussed in turn and a case study is presented to illustrate the process. The report also helps identify the infrastructure that is crucial to protect, including agriculture, banking and finance, and energy. Appendixes, references, bibliography
  Main Term(s): Counter-terrorism tactics ; Risk management
  Index Term(s): Threat assessment
  Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 2003-DD-BX-K002
  Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 179
Dept. BJS-236
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701
United States of America
  Type: Issue Overview
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: From BJA's New Realities: Law Enforcement in the Post-9/11 Era
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