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Terrorism and Homeland Security, 8th Edition

  • Jonathan R. White
  • ISBN-10: 1285061969
  • ISBN-13: 9781285061962
  • 528 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2009, 2006
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Written by acclaimed national terrorism expert Jonathan R. White, the market-leading TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, balanced, and objective text available for the course. Packed with engrossing examples and cutting-edge discussions, the Eighth Edition continues to provide a theoretical and conceptual framework that enables your students to understand how terrorism arises and how it functions. White discusses the most sophisticated theories of the world's best terrorist analysts, while still focusing on the domestic and international threat of terrorism and the basic security issues surrounding terrorism today. The text gives essential historical (pre-1980) background on the phenomenon of terrorism and the roots of contemporary conflicts, includes detailed descriptions of recent and contemporary conflicts shaping the world stage, and presents theoretical and concrete information about Homeland Security organizations. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features

  • "Critical Engagement" features in every chapter highlight a current controversy, giving students the opportunity to sharpen their critical thinking skills by grappling with real-world challenges.

  • Providing maximum learning reinforcement, each chapter's Learning Objectives are carefully matched to end-of-chapter summary sections and linked to corresponding quiz/test items in the accompanying Test Bank and CourseMate. Each discussion is enhanced with diagrams and flow charts to illustrate key concepts and keep students visually engaged.

  • Many chapters feature "Another Point of View" sidebars--reflecting the fact that issues in terrorism and homeland security often go beyond a simple two-sided debate. These sidebars introduce controversial opinions and alternative understandings of social processes, giving students a deeper understanding of all the challenges involved.

  • Terrorism frequently blurs the line between law enforcement and national security intelligence. The text's unique emphasis on intelligence helps students see the difference. Sections in Part IV spotlight law enforcement intelligence systems, fusion centers, and national security intelligence--equipping students with a solid understanding of today's intelligence initiatives.

About the Author

Jonathan R. White

Jonathan R. White is professor of interdisciplinary studies in the Frederik Meijer Honors College of Grand Valley State University. The founding director of GVSU's School of Criminal Justice, Dr. White was promoted to dean of Social Sciences and served there until he was summoned to the Bureau of Justice Assistance to direct the State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training (SLATT) program after the attacks of 9-11. He conducted counterterrorism training for law enforcement and military forces in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, and throughout the United States. A recognized expert on religious terrorism, Dr. White currently teaches classes on national security, intelligence analysis, and counterterrorism in the Meijer Honors College.

Table of Contents

Part I: AN INTRODUCTION TO ISSUES IN TERRORISM.
1. Terrorism Defined.
2. The Social Underpinnings of Terrorism.
3. The Organization and Financing of Terrorism.
4. Terrorism and the Media.
5. Gender Roles, Tactics, and Force Multipliers in Terrorism.
6. The Roots of Modern Terrorism.
Part II: INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM: NATIONAL AND ETHNIC MOVEMENTS.
7. Long-Term Separatist Terrorism.
8. Nationalistic and Endemic Terrorism.
9. Background to the Middle East.
10. Terrorism in Israel and Palestine.
Part III: INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM: IDEOLOGICAL AND RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS.
11. Revolutionary, Counter Revolutionary, and Religious Terrorism.
12. Al Qaeda and Jihadist Networks.
Part IV: DOMESTIC TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY.
13. Domestic Terrorism.
14. An Introduction to Homeland Security.
15. Law Enforcement and Homeland Security.
16. Homeland Security and Constitutional Issues.
17. Security, Terrorism, and the Future.

New to this edition

  • A streamlined 16-chapter organization makes it easier to get through the entire text in a traditional-length college term--ensuring that instructors aren't forced to omit key homeland security coverage due to time constraints.
  • All-new chapter-opening vignettes draw students into chapter material with today's highest-profile topics--the Navy SEAL attack on Osama bin Laden, the expanding role of women in terrorist organizations, Iranian nuclear weapon development, the Arab Spring's impact on Palestine, and many others.
  • In addition to bullet-style summaries linked back to chapter-opening objectives, new paragraph-style "Chapter Take Away" sections at the end of each chapter focus student attention on the important conclusions that can be drawn from the material and offer a glimpse into the future.
  • Streamlined coverage of historical material throughout the text allows for expanded treatment of compelling current issues, examples, research, and tactics without increasing the text's overall length.
  • Expanded discussion of current issues and challenges includes women's expanding role in terrorist organizations, financing terrorist activities, the nexus of drugs and terrorism, media influence on homeland security, Joseph Kony, and many other topics.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1285068424 | ISBN-13: 9781285068428)

The manual includes learning objectives, key terms, a detailed chapter outline, a chapter summary, discussion topics, student activities, and a test bank. Each chapter's test bank contains questions in multiple-choice, true false, fill-in-the-blank, and essay formats, with a full answer key. The test bank is coded to the learning objectives that appear in the main text, and includes the page numbers in the main text where the answers can be found. Finally, each question in the test bank has been carefully reviewed by experienced criminal justice instructors for quality, accuracy, and content coverage. Our Instructor Approved seal, which appears on the front cover, is our assurance that you are working with an assessment and grading resource of the highest caliber.

Online PowerPoint® Slides  (ISBN-10: 1285068440 | ISBN-13: 9781285068442)

Helping you make your lectures more engaging while effectively reaching your visually oriented students, these handy Microsoft PowerPoint® slides outline the chapters of the main text in a classroom-ready presentation. Available for download on the password-protected website, the presentations can also be obtained upon request. The slides are updated to reflect the content and organization of the new edition of the text.

Online Lesson Plan Development  (ISBN-10: 1285068491 | ISBN-13: 9781285068497)

Bringing accessible, masterful suggestions to every lesson, the Lesson Plans include a Sample Syllabus, Learning Objectives, Lecture Notes, Discussion Topics, In-Class Activities, a Detailed Lecture Outline, and Assignments, Media Tools and "What if…" Scenarios. Current events and real-life examples in the form of articles, websites and video links are incorporated into the class discussion topics, activities, and assignments. Lesson Plans are available on the instructor website, or upon request.

ExamView®  (ISBN-10: 1285068564 | ISBN-13: 9781285068565)

The comprehensive Instructor's Manual is backed up by ExamView®, a computerized test bank available for PC and Macintosh computers. ExamView enables you to create, deliver, and customize tests and study guides--both print and online--in minutes. You can easily edit and import your own questions and graphics, change test layouts, and reorganize questions. Using ExamView's complete word-processing capabilities, you can enter an unlimited number of new questions or edit existing questions. A full 30 percent of the questions in the Test Bank are revised, and added questions reflect new content in the Eighth Edition. Each Test Bank question tests students on one of the Learning Objectives in the text.

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285068831 | ISBN-13: 9781285068831)

Bringing course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook, Cengage Learning's Criminal Justice CourseMate includes an integrated eBook, quizzes, flashcards, videos, and more, as well as Engagement Tracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course. The accompanying instructor Website offers access to password-protected resources such as an electronic version of the instructor's manual and PowerPoint® slides.

Interactive eBook, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285068890 | ISBN-13: 9781285068893)

The Cengage Learning eBook features advanced study tools such as a hypertext index, easy-to-use search and navigation features, highlighting, and annotation in a vibrant web-based format.

Student Supplements

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285068831 | ISBN-13: 9781285068831)

Bringing course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook, Cengage Learning's Criminal Justice CourseMate offers access to an integrated eBook and such chapter-specific learning tools as flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more. Go to CengageBrain.com.

LMS Integrated CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 128574151X | ISBN-13: 9781285741512)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in your criminal justice course in one place. Read your eBook, take notes, review flashcards, and take practice quizzes—all online with MindLink for CourseMate.

Interactive eBook, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285068890 | ISBN-13: 9781285068893)

The Cengage Learning eBook features advanced study tools such as a hypertext index, easy-to-use search and navigation features, highlighting, and annotation in a vibrant web-based format.

Flash Cards Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285798635 | ISBN-13: 9781285798639)

Flashcards designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. Interactive flashcards include terms and definitions for each chapter. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

Quizzing Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285794834 | ISBN-13: 9781285794839)

Interactive practice quizzes designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. True/false and multiple choice questions are included for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

Quizzing with Flash Cards Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285791037 | ISBN-13: 9781285791036)

Interactive practice quizzes and flashcards designed to work with your text can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. Flashcards contain terms and definitions for each chapter. Practice quizzes consist of true/false and multiple choice questions for each chapter. Check your score and take quizzes again if needed. A reference for where to find more material in the text is included with each answer. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, practice quizzes and flashcards are already included.