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NCJ Number: 201839 Find in a Library
Title: Defending the Homeland: Domestic Intelligence, Law Enforcement, and Security
Author(s): Jonathan R. White
Date Published: 2004
Page Count: 135
Sponsoring Agency: Wadsworth Publishing Co
Belmont, CA 94002
Publication Number: ISBN 0-534-62169-4
Sale Source: Wadsworth Publishing Co
20 Davis Drive
Belmont, CA 94002
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book discusses the role of State and local law enforcement in national defense.
Abstract: Chapter 1 discusses the events of September 11, 2001, the USA Patriot Act, and foreign and domestic terrorism. Chapter 2 details intelligence rivalries and civil liberties. Specifically, the constitutional issues of homeland security, arguments for and against intelligence operations, and the debate of increasing or limiting executive posers under the Constitution are discussed. Chapter 3 focuses on bureaucracy problems and the role of the police. Chapter 4 describes police work in the Clausewitzian paradigm. The chapter discusses science and art, the nature of low-intensity conflict, asymmetrical warfare, local police history and the defense function, Manning’s analysis of the police mandate, and State and local police and international affairs. Chapter 5 explores taking the offense and discusses questions to set the offense, overcoming reaction, information sharing, and the inevitable failure of intelligence. Bodrero’s Model is discussed regarding training, building intelligence systems, and planning. In Chapter 6, the defensive role of law enforcement is described, along with responding to weapons of mass destruction, biological threats, and chemical and radiological threats. Chapter 7 discusses the al Qaeda sleeper cells, militarization and police work, domestic extremists, and the future trends in international terrorism. Bibliography, index
Main Term(s): Crime prevention planning; Domestic Preparedness
Index Term(s): Antiterrorist laws; Biological weapons; Counter-terrorism intelligence; Counter-terrorism tactics; Subversive activities; Terrorist weapons
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