Terrorism and Homeland Security

ISBN-10: 1412988020
ISBN-13: 9781412988025
Edition: 2011
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Book details

List price: $100.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/29/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

C. Augustus (Gus) Martin is Professor of Criminal Justice Administration at California State University, Dominguez Hills, where he and has also served as Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs and as chair of the Department of Public Administration & Public Policy. He began his academic career as a member of the faculty of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, where he was an Administration of Justice professor. His current research and professional interests are terrorism and extremism, administration of justice, juvenile justice, and fair housing. He is author and editor of several books on the subject of terrorism, including The SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism (SAGE, 2012), Terrorism and Homeland Security (SAGE, 2011), Essentials of Terrorism: Concepts and Controversies (SAGE, 2013), Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives, and Issues (SAGE, 2013), and The New Era of Terrorism: Selected Readings (SAGE, 2004). He has served as a panelist for university and community symposia and interviews on the subjects of administration of justice, terrorism, and fair housing. He has also been a consultant to government and private agencies. Prior to joining academia, he served as managing attorney for the Fair Housing Partnership of Greater Pittsburgh, where he was also director of a program created under a federal consent decree to desegregate public and assisted housing. He was also Special Counsel to the Attorney General of the U.S. Virgin Islands on the island of St. Thomas. As Special Counsel he provided personal and confidential position in central office of Department of Justice; sat as hearing officer for disciplinary hearings and departmental grievances; served as chair of drug policy committee; was liaison to intergovernmental Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee; acted as liaison to Narcotics Strike Force; and provided daily legal and policy advice to Attorney General. Prior to serving as Special Counsel, he was a floor Legislative Assistant to Congressman Charles B. Rangel of New York. As Legislative Assistant, he researched, evaluated and drafted legislation in areas of foreign policy, foreign aid, human rights, housing, education, social services and poverty; he also drafted House floor statements, Congressional Record inserts, press releases, and news articles; and he composed speeches, briefing materials and legislative correspondence.

Understanding Terrorism: A Conceptual Review
The Nature of the Beast: Defining Terrorism
The Past as Prologue: Ideological Origins and Historical Perspectives
Beginnings: Causes of Terrorist Violence
Terrorist Environments
Terror From Above: Terrorism by the State
Terror From Below: Terrorism by Dissidents
Violence in the Name of the Faith: Religious Terrorism
Terrorist Spillovers: International Terrorism
The Terrorist Trade
Tools of the Trade: Tactics and Targets of Terrorists
The Information Battleground: Terrorist Violence and the Role of the Media
Homeland Security in the United States
Domestic Terrorism in the United States
Homeland Security in Perspective
Homeland Security Agencies and Missions
Civil Liberties and Securing the Homeland
Map Resources
National Intelligence Estimate: The Terrorist Threat to the US Homeland
Glossary

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