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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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