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Leadership: Texas Hold 'Em Style
Andrew J. Harvey  More Info

What is a Hero?: The American Heroes Press Short Story Anthology
Hi Tech Criminal Justice  More Info


Terrorist Cop: The NYPD Jewish Cop Who Traveled the World to Stop Terrorists
Dzikansky Mordecai  More Info

Mordecai Z. Dzikansky, Retired Detective First Grade, spent his 25 year police career with the New York City Police Department.  A native of Brooklyn, Detective Dzikansky was appointed to the NYPD in 1983 and served as uniformed patrolman for two years in Brooklyn North.  He served in the Organized Crime Control Bureau, the elite Manhattan South Homicide Squad and the Midtown North Detective Squad, where he received the Chief of Detectives Certificate of Achievement.

According to the description of Terrorist Cop: The NYPD Jewish Cop Who Traveled the World to Stop Terrorists, “Terrorist Cop is a colorful, haunting, and highly graphic tale of New York City homicide detective Morty Dzikansky. Dzikansky's career began with a yarmulke on his head, patrolling Brooklyn's streets, and going undercover to catch a band of Torah thieves. Post 9/11, the NYPD sent Dzikansky to Israel to monitor suicide bombings as part of Commissioner Ray Kelly's plan to protect New York from further terror which led to him becoming an expert on suicide bombings. The result also led to Dzikansky's own private descent into hell as a post-traumatic stress disorder victim.”


Bombs And Bombings: A Handbook To Protection, Security, Detection, Disposal And Investigation For Industry, Police And Fire Departments
Thomas Graham Brodie  More Info

Thomas Brodie is retired from Metro Dade Police Department (Florida) at the rank of captain.  Thomas Brodie law enforcement career included more than twenty-four years as a founder of the Miami Bomb squad and supervisor of its crime scene unit. Over the course of his career, Captain Brodie investigated approximately 350 bombings and assisted in the disposal of over 4000 bombs and tons of explosives. He is a charter member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators and among other awards and honors, he was knighted by the Queen Elizabeth II for his role in protecting the British Empire in the Caribbean.  Thomas Brodie is the author of Bombs and Bombings: A Handbook to Protection, Security, Detection, Disposal and Investigation for Industry, Police and Fire Departments.

 

According to the book description of Bombs and Bombings: A Handbook to Protection, Security, Detection, Disposal and Investigation for Industry, Police and Fire Departments, “This expanded new edition provides law enforcement personnel, firefighters, and security professionals with the most up-to-date information and procedures on the investigation, detection, and disposal of dangerous bombs and explosives and the evidence obtained from them. The text contains a general outline of the procedures employed in processing both commercial and homemade explosives, military explosive ordnance, bombs, improvised explosive devices, suspected packages, infernal machines, bomb scares, explosions, bombings, and related incidents. Examples from real life experiences are offered to explain the reasons for the procedures. These case histories cover a wide variety of examples of bombings of persons, buildings, automobiles, trains, ships, and aircraft. Checklists at the end of chapters provide step-by-step procedures so that the specialist can use them as a guide or alter them with the individual circumstances. This edition contains 56 additional new illustrations from actual cases to further describe the examples as reasons for the methods used in the text. Written by an internationally recognized expert on bombs, bombings, and bomb disarmament, this classic text serves as the primary reference on the subject for law enforcement, criminal justice, and security professionals in both the public and private sectors.”


Law Enforcement Tactics in Response to Terrorism
Dr. Randy Gonzalez  More Info

Dr. Randy Gonzales has enjoyed a 32 year career in the criminal justice field.  He has been a police officer, deputy sheriff, police instructor and chief of police of the New College of Florida Police Department. Dr. Randy Gonzalez holds a Master’s in Criminology and Public Administration, and a Ph.D. in Biblical Philosophy. A certified law enforcement instructor, Randy Gonzalez is the author of Law Enforcement Tactics in Response to Terrorism.

 

According to the description of Law Enforcement Tactics in Response to Terrorism, “Basic training manual for criminal justice personnel and public service staff on issues related to terrorism and terrorist activity. Information relevant to public sector as well. Used as a law enforcement and college level introductory publication.”


Homeland Security: An Introduction
Richard H. Ward  More Info

Terrorism and Political Violence: An Egyptian Perspective
Ahmed Galal Ezeldin  More Info

Terrorism and the New World Disorder
Office of Intl Criminal Justice  More Info

International Responses to Terrorism: New Initiatives
University of Illinois Press  More Info

From 1962 to 1970, Richard H. Ward was a member of the New York Police Department, rising to the rank of detective.  After the leaving the NYPD, Richard Ward began an academic career as the Coordintor of Student Activities with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  Currently, Richard Ward is the Associate Bice President for Reseach and Special Programs with the Sam Houston State University (Texas). 

 

Richard Ward is the author of Countering Terrorism: A Manual for Law Enforcement and Introduction to Criminal Investigation.  Richard Ward is the co-author of Homeland Security, Criminal Investigation: A Method of Reconstruction of the Past; Quest for Quality; An Anti-Corruption Manual for Administrators in Law Enforcement; and, Police Robbery Control Manual.  Richard Ward is the editor of Extremist Groups: An Inernational Compilation of Terrorist Organizations, Violent Political Groups, and Issue-Oriented Militant Movements; Terrorism and the New World Disorder; International Terrorism: Operational Issues; Managing Police Corruption: International Perspectives; International Terrorism: The Domestic Response; Police and Law Enforcement; and, Foundations of Criminal Justice.

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The books listed on this page were authored by police officers.  They cover subjects on global terrorism, terrorist groups and homeland security issues.


Preventing Terrorist Suicide Attacks
Michael Aman  More Info

Michael Aman was a commissioned officer in the German Air Force from 1984 to 1993.  Upon immigrating to the United States he joined the El Paso Police Department and has risen to the rank of detective.  Michael Aman has served in the Gang Unit, Cold Case Squad, Criminal Investigations Division, Dignitary Protection Unit, and the Patrol Division.

 

Michael Aman has an MBA from the German Armed Forces University.  During his law enforcement career, Michael Aman Developed a course for law enforcement officials called “Defense Against Terrorist Suicide Attacks.”  Eventually, that course let to the book Preventing Suicide Terrorist Attacks.  

 

He described the book as a self-study training manual for law officers or for civilians who want to be informed about the topic. According to an interview in the El Paso Times Michael Aman said, “It's really written for police officers, specifically patrol officers who might come in contact with these guys. That's the main target audience.”

 

According to the book description of Preventing Suicide Terrorist Attacks, “It won't happen here, is a common belief when it comes to suicide attacks by terrorists, but unfortunately-it can. This text provides essential information for law enforcement officers on techniques for recognizing potential terrorists and preventing suicide attacks. Information discussed is applicable to preventing attacks that are domestic and international in origin. This resource is ideal for self-study or as a four-hour training course.”

 


The Counterterrorism Handbook: Tactics, Procedures, and Techniques, Third Edition (Practical Aspects of Criminal & Forensic Investigations)
Frank Bolz Jr.  More Info

Frank Bolz served with the New York Police Department for more than 27 years. He rose through the ranks to that of Detective Captain. In 1972, after the tragedy of the Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics, Bolz took part in the formation of the Department's "Guidelines for Barricaded Felons and Hostage Confrontations". He, with Dr. Harvey Schlossberg, selected and trained the new Hostage Negotiating Team, and became the Commanding Officer and Chief Negotiator. He remained in that role for almost ten years, during which time he personally negotiated in more than 285 incidents, bringing about the safe release of more than 850 hostages, without the loss of life. Frank Bolz was also the City-Wide Kidnap Taskforce Coordinator, training Detectives in all phases of Kidnap Investigation and personally participating in 25 actual investigations.

 

He has trained representatives from over 3900 Law Enforcement Agencies in the U.S., Canada and abroad, including the FBI, the U.S. Secret Service, the State Department, and the United Nations. Bolz has lectured nationally and internationally on Hostage Recovery, Kidnapping and Terrorism, and has established liaison with his counterparts worldwide. He has authored numerous articles and training films on these subjects, and co-authored the book Hostage Cop, authored the book How to be a Hostage, and Live Bolz most recently co-authored the book, The Counter-Terrorism Handbook: Tactics, Procedures and Techniques.


Weapons of Mass Destruction Awareness Guide
Shawn Hughes  More Info

Shawn Hughes is a sometimes controversial veteran Patrol Officer and Bomb Technician who now consults for various agencies and private corporations when he isn’t writing or teaching. His articles have appeared in national publications such as SWAT, Police, & the Police Marksman as well as peer-reviewed journals such as the NTOA’s Tactical Edge, and the IABTI’s Detonator.  He is a columnist at policeone.com, and has been featured at in the line of duty.com.  His second book, on physical security vulnerabilities, is due out shortly. He can be reached at srh@esper.com.


Critical Incident Management
Vincent F. Faggiano  More Info

Vincent Faggiano retired from the Rochester Police Department at the rank of captain. He was responsible for the initial development of the BowMac Critical Incident Response training programs, both for first responders and executive command post managers. He has delivered these programs to thousands of law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and elected officials in the United States and abroad.  He is the co-author of Critical Incident Management.  According to the book description, Critical Incident Management, “shows you how to respond effectively to any incident. The book focuses on first responders and initial actions, the areas typically overlooked by police agencies and the ones most criticized after the fact.”


Guide to Homeland Security Careers
Donald B. Hutton  More Info

Donald B. Hutton served as an executive staff member for the New York State Thruway Authority and New York State Canal Corporation.  He worked progressively for several law enforcement agencies; with the New York State Office of Inspector General as executive deputy inspector general, as a Delaware & Hudson Railroad Police Department special agent, as a United States Department of Veteran Affairs police officer, and as a United States Customs Service Inspector. 

 

Donald B. Hutton served in the United States Coast Guard as a reservist from 1976 until 1992 in the following capacities:  as a boatswains mate, a pollution investigator, a special agent in intelligence, and in mobilization/augmentation administration.  In 1992, Donald Hutton received and honorable discharge. 

 

He has a master's degree from the State University of New York College at Buffalo.  In 1994, he served on the National Assessment of Educational Progress Panel (NAEP), also known as the "nation's report card” in 2001, he was elected to serve on the Board of Trustees for Daeman College in Amherst New York. 

 

Donald Hutton is also the author of numerous articles and books.  He co-authored with Anna Mydlarz Guide to Homeland Security Careers .


Terrorism & Response Pocket Guide
Cliff Mariani  More Info

For over 25 years, Cliff Mariani was a member of the New York Police Department. Cliff Mariani began his writing career in the early 1970's. With an eye for detail and a skill with words, he wrote unique and innovative study and reference publications for the law enforcement community. In addition to being a police officer and writer, he has been a researcher and editor.  Cliff Mariani is the author of a number of books for the law enforcement and criminal justice community: Domestic Violence Survival Guide; Terrorism Prevention and Response: The Definitive Law Enforcement Guide to Prepare for Terrorist Activity; Police Supervisor's Test Manual; New Jersey Motor Vehicles - Condensed Guide; A.B.C. Manual For Law Enforcement Officials; and, Connecticut Motor Vehicles - Condensed Guide.


Terrorists Among Us: The Militia Threat
Robert L. Snow  More Info

Captain Robert L. Snow is a 30 year veteran of the Indianapolis Police Department.  He has served throughout the ranks as a police officer, sergeant, lieutenant, and captain.  As a police executive, he has been the Indianapolis Police Department’s Commander of Planning and Research, the Chief’s Administrative Assistant, Executive Officer and Captain of Detectives.  His current assignment is as the Commander of the Homicide.

 

Robert graduated from Indiana University summa cum laude with degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology.  He has been a publishing writer for well over 20 years, with dozens of articles and short stories in such national magazines as Playboy, Reader’s Digest, LAW & ORDER, Action Digest, Police, and the National Enquirer.


America's Homeland Warriors
Steven L. Rogers  More Info

Lieutenant Steven L. Rogers is a 30-year veteran of the Nutley Police Department (New Jersey) and a 21-year veteran of the United States Navy Reserve, serving his country during the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and the War on Global Terrorism. He is a former member of the FBI National Joint Terrorism Task Force, and presently serves as a police lieutenant on the Nutley Police Department. Lieutenant Stephen Rogers is the author of

America’s Homeland Warriors; 21st Century Policing: Community Policing : A Guide for Police Officers and Citizens; and, Cops and God; Soldiers and God; Marines and God; and, Sailors and God.

 

According to the book description of America’s Homeland Warriors, “From Beirut and Baghdad to Los Angles and New York, the war on terrorism knows no boundaries. What is your police department doing to prevent a terrorist attack in your city? Do the police officers in your community know about the terrorist groups roaming your streets? Steven Rogers answers the above questions and explains what kind of terror is being spread by violent terrorist organizations worldwide and how these organizations plan to bring their terror to America. He shares with police officers how they are now part of a new joint war fighting force that will confront a new brand of “criminal warrior” never seen before on the streets of America.”


It's All About Power
Steve Schnabel  More Info

Darrell Graf is the former Chief of Police of the Medina Police Department (North Dakata).  Darrell Graf graduated from the North Dakota Law Enforcement Training Center in August of 1976. He holds two patents on firefighting devices he invented.

 

Steve Schnabel is the former Colonel of the Medina Police Department (North Dakota).  Steven Schnabel graduated from the North Dakota Law Enforcement Training Center in April of 1981. He is also a staff sergeant for the North Dakota Army National Guard of which he has been a member for over 19 years.

 

Darrell Graf and Steve Schabel are the authors of It's All About Power. According to the book description, “It's All About Power is a true and accurate eye witness account of the shoot-out between Gordon Kahl and US Marshals at Medina, North Dakota in 1983.”  Of the book, Senator John DeCamp (Lincoln, NE) said, “There are many problems in America today. It's All About Power is a stimulating account of the disaster at Medina, ND in 1983 which was the first in a series of similar shocking events that have rocked our nation. I would highly recommend everyone from politicians to distressed farmers and government agents to militia members read and learn from this fabulous book!”

 

Dr. Allen Koss, PhD (Sitting Bull College, Ft. Yates, ND) added, “The authors...have dealt with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for the past 16 years. This text should be a significant contribution to the education of other law enforcement officers.”


The Elements of Police Hostage and Crisis Negotiations: Critical Incidents and How to Respond to Them
James L Greenstone  More Info

With 40 years of practice, and almost 25 years as a police officer James L. Greenstone, Ed.D., has expertise as a police psychologist, a therapist, a teacher, an author, a police officer, a mediator and negotiator, and as a consultant. The field of Crisis Intervention has been his focus.  For the better part of his career as a police officer, he has worked extensively in the field of hostage and crisis negotiations. As a mental health professional and consultant, and as a trainer of negotiators, as well as a member of hostage negotiations teams, he is knowledgeable about negotiator training, current practices in this area, dealing with suicidal and barricaded subjects, negotiations techniques, team development, and team and negotiator interactions with police tactical units. He has participated in numerous hostage, barricaded and suicidal situations, and has practical experience in all aspects of hostage and crisis negotiations team functioning.

 

 Dr. Greenstone’s book, The Elements of Police Hostage and Crisis Negotiations, is designed for day-to-day, on-the-scene use. It is a practical handbook for experienced professionals and novices that can also be used as a supplementary textbook for criminal justice, crisis intervention, and psychology coursework. Each chapter contains useful checklists, procedural notes, tables, strategy worksheets, and forms, and the book includes special indices for quick reference in addition to a traditional index. The book examines the negotiation process from start to finish, including preincident preparations, first response responsibilities, responding to the call-out, arriving at the scene, preparing to negotiate, making contact, preparing for the surrender, post-incident tasks, preparing equipment, and more.

Topics covered in The Elements of Police Hostage and Crisis Negotiations include: legal considerations; telephone surveillance guidelines; the Stockholm Syndrome; working with S.W.A.T. and Tactical Emergency Medical Support; dealing with the media; recognizing red flags; the issues of suicide; debriefing the hostage team; the 150 laws of hostage and crisis negotiation; and the 10 most serious errors a negotiator can make.


Homeland Security for Policing
Willard M. Oliver  More Info

Willard M. Oliver began his law enforcement career as a summer police officer for the Wildwood Police Department (New Jersey).  In 1989, he enlisted in the U.S. Army reserves and served as a military police officer in Desert Storm.  From 1991 to 1994 Willard Oliver was a police officer for the Arlington County Police Department (Virginia). In 1994, Willard Oliver embarked on his academic career by becoming an assistance professor of criminal justice at Glenville State College (West Virginia).  Today, Dr. Willard M. Oliver, Ph.D.,is an Associate Professor at the College of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University (Texas).  Willard Oliver is also a Major in the United States Army Reserves, Military Police Corps.

 

Dr. Willard Oliver is the author of Community-Oriented Policing: A Systemic Approach to Policing, Homeland Security for Policing, The Law & Order Presidency, and Community Policing: Classical Readings.  He is the co-author of A History of Crime and Criminal Justice in America and The Public Policy of Crime and Criminal.

 

 According to the book description of Homeland Security for Policing, “Unique in focus, Homeland Security for Policing  presents a framework for understanding the role police play in today’s era of Homeland Security. The only book of its kind, it examines the events that led up to this new policing era, the relationship between national, state and local agencies, and specific strategies, operations and tactics that can be used to prevent and protect against future threats. Special emphasis is placed on understanding 9-11, the entire framework of Homeland Security in the U.S. and the unique issues faced by local law enforcement. Provides a strategic focus that addresses state and local level responses to Homeland Security as well as responses at the federal level. Discusses the specific issues facing police with respect to Homeland Security and connects the Homeland Security and criminal justice fields. Discusses how and why policing has changed in the last decade. Presents a fuller understanding of how the concept of Homeland Security developed, what it means for the police, and where within the scope of a national Homeland Security framework the police fit. Discusses the activities of local police within the context of both state and national Homeland Security policies. Emphasizes the integral web of dependency and connected nature of these agencies. Discusses techniques for information gathering, risk and threat assessments, intelligence analysis, preparation for mass disasters (including Weapons of Mass Destruction), risk management, information sharing (both laterally and vertically), preemption of terrorism, and employment of an Incident Command System under the National Incident Management System. Helps identify the new roles, new responsibilities, and new tasks of the police in today’s post 9-11 environment. Law enforcement professionals.”


Incident Dispatcher: A Guide for the Professional Tactical and Incident Dispatcher
Jerry Boyd  More Info

Gerald W. Boyd is the Communications Director for Baker County’s Consolidated 9-1-1 Dispatch Center.  Jerry Boyd is also concurrently the Deputy Chief of the Baker County Fire Authority and the Deputy Director of the Baker County Office of Homeland Security.  Jerry recently managed the complete remodeling and expansion of their 9-1-1 PSAP.

 

Gerald W. Boyd has been the Chief of Fire Company 50, Shasta County, CA Fire Department (1999-2003), the Chief of Police of the Martinez Police Department (California) (1991-1996) and the Chief of Police of Coronado Police Department (California) (1981-1991).  Jerry Boyd’s law enforcement career also includes working at the Irvine Police Department (California) as a police lieutenant and SWAT commander and with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department as both a deputy sheriff and sergeant.

 

Jerry Boyd has designed, fabricated and staffed Mobile Incident Command Units for over 25 years. He is well versed in Tactical and Special Operations deployments. Considered an expert in the field of PSAP Management and Supervision, Jerry holds Basic through Management POST Certificates and is a popular Police and Fire Academy Instructor.  He has written five books, including three on emergency communications subjects and over three dozen articles in professional journals.  Among his books, he is the author of The Will to Live--Five Steps to Officer Survival and the co-author of Incident Dispatcher: A Guide for the Professional Tactical and Incident Dispatcher.

 

According to the book description of Incident Dispatcher: A Guide for the Professional Tactical and Incident Dispatcher, “After years of articles, web sites, and presentations, this is the first book to examine the concept of Incident Dispatch. The authors’ purpose is to provide basic, essential guidelines for establishing an Incident Dispatch program, how to function as an incident dispatcher, and how to manage an incident dispatch team in your agency or region. It is written from more than a decade of personal experience in IDT operations, management, and training, validated by the ongoing use of hundreds of incident dispatchers and their supporting public safety and communications agencies nationwide.”


The 1993 World Trade Center Bombing: Foresight and Warning
Peter Caram  More Info

Detective Sergeant Peter Caram, (ret.) Port Authority Police Department of New York/New Jersey is the former commander and creator of the PAPD Counter-terrorism Unit.  This unique unit was responsible for conducting vulnerability studies throughout the Port of NY/NJ district and was responsible for investigating terrorism and target hardening for the PAPD and its vast properties, bridges, tunnels, airports, buses, trains and related ports and transportation systems in the NY/NJ region.  The unit collected terrorist information and conducted proactive counter-terrorist investigations in conjunction with the FBI’s Joint Terrorist Task Force and affiliated law enforcement agencies.   Sgt. Caram retired after 25 years of service that were primarily spent in the counter-terrorism intelligence field developing intelligence operations and training programs for the Port Authority Police Department.

 

During his career, Sergeant Peter Caram was cross-designated as a Deputy United States Marshal, a member of he Joint Terrorist Task Force, a special agent with the US Customs Office of Investigations, and a Special Agent with the US. Drug Enforcement Administration. He co-founded (ALEAN) Airport Law Enforcement Network, an organization dedicated to the exchange of criminal and terrorist intelligence information to insure the safety of the traveling public throughout the United States and Internationally.

 

He was the primary representative to (MAGLOCLEN) Middle Atlantic Great Lakes Organized Crime Network and is a member of the International Counter-Terrorist Officers Association and author of The 1993 World Trade Center Bombing: Foresight and Warning, There is No Failure in the World of Jihad, published just after the tragedy of 9/11.  This work has become required reading in many criminal justice courses at universities and police academies. He has been a guest on many television and radio programs as an expert on fundamentalist-terrorism and has been consulted frequently by many governmental agencies including the US Department of State Middle Eastern Crisis Desk.  Sergeant. Peter Caram currently teaches Criminal Justice related courses at Rutgers University in New Jersey.


A Proactive Law Enforcement Guide For The War On Terror
Lou Savelli  More Info

Lou Savelli, who has spent all of his 23 years in law enforcement in the streets, is one of the most decorated officers in NYPD history and has received over 100 medals for bravery, outstanding police work, life saving rescues, and record setting investigations. He retired in 2004 as the Detective Squad Commander of the NYPD's Terrorism Interdiction Unit, which he co-founded after 9-11-01 as a proactive counter-terrorism investigative unit responsible to aggressively seek out and investigate terrorist cells in New York.

 

Lou Savelli was chosen as one of the top 10 of NYPD's most effective leaders of all ranks (out of nearly 20,000 qualified supervisors) and the first supervisor featured in NYPD's Leadership Training School newsletter because of his innovation and success in the field of leadership. He created NYPD's first citywide gang unit called CAGE (Citywide Anti Gang Enforcement) which was awarded the National Gang Crime Research Center's award for The Most Effective Gang Unit in the US.  Lou Savelli is the author of eight books in the “Pocket Guide Series:” Guide to Basic Crime Scene Investigation; Gangs Across American and the Symbols; Graffiti Pocket Guide; Street Drugs Pocket Guide; Practical Spanish for Law Enforcement; Identity Theft; Cop Jokes; and A Proactive Law Enforcement Guide for the War on Terror.

 

According to the description of A Proactive Law Enforcement Guide for the War on Terror, “Topics include:  suggestions for enforcement counter-terror tools officers should carry; tips for spotting out-of-the-ordinary people and situations that can indicate trouble; insight into identifying fake documentation; terrorist investigation strategies; domestic terrorist groups; and, exploration of the killer terrorist mind-set.  It includes a helpful glossary of terrorism-related terms and phrases.”


Weapons of Mass Destruction: Response and Investigation
Steven C. Drielak  More Info

Thomas Brandon is a Deputy Inspector with the Suffolk County, N.Y. Police Department. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army and Federal Bureau of Investigation Hazardous Devices School.  Thomas Brandon is the co-author of Weapons of Mass Destruction: Response and Investigation.

 

According to the book description of Weapons of Mass Destruction: Response and Investigation, “This book is designed to provide law enforcement personnel with response guidelines and evidence gathering techniques that may be utilized when responding to an incident involving the use or threatened use of a weapon of mass destruction (WMD). The first part of the book addresses the actions to be taken by the first law enforcement personnel arriving at the scene of a WMD incident. The text examines the planning process in great detail, and the incident management process is also extensively reviewed. Tactical operations that may be necessary to arrest individuals or prevent a WMD incident are also discussed. The second part of the book is designed for the hazardous material trained investigator. The required training, equipment, and investigative procedures are clearly defined in this section, and detailed step-by-step instructions are provided for the collection of chemical, biological, and radiological evidence. In addition, investigative techniques are provided that will assist the criminal investigator in identifying and entering a facility suspected of manufacturing a weapon of mass destruction. Remote sampling techniques are provided to assist in gathering the probable cause for a search warrant. Also helpful to readers are the many illustrations and a glossary. It will be clear to the reader that this unique book represents the epitome of authoritativeness and comprehensiveness in the field of WMD response and investigation.”


Terrorism and Organized Hate Crime: Intelligence Gathering, Analysis and Investigations, Second Edition
Michael R. Ronczkowski  More Info

Michael R. Ronczkowski, MPA, began his law enforcement career in 1983 as a police officer with the Miami-Dade Police Department in Miami, Florida. Having risen through the ranks, he continues to serve in an upper management capacity as a Major overseeing the Department's Homeland Security Bureau. He is also an adjunct professor teaching courses on terrorism, analysis, and the criminal justice system at Florida Atlantic University.

 

A graduate of the FBI National Academy and recognized internationally for his analytical skills and crime mapping expertise, Mike has presented analytical material at numerous conferences and workshops for various international associations and the National Institute of Justice. He managed a county-wide analytical intelligence unit for over 8 years, has written analytical policy, procedures, and training protocols, and has developed analytical databases and information resources.  Michael Ronczkowski is the author of Terrorism and Organized Hate Crime.

 

According to the book description of Terrorism and Organized Hate Crime, “In response to the current terror threat, law enforcement agencies must now determine how to train analysts and properly identify and respond to critical intelligence. This book explores the issues that all analysts face, including what information to gather, how to analyze it, and the effectiveness of crime analysts investigating terrorism. Events now mandate the unavoidable importance of understanding "terrorism analysis." This expert overview provides the crucial foundation of criminal intelligence gathering and analysis and defines the nature of terrorism and its practitioners, subjects of vital importance if agencies are to play an effective role in the battle against terror.”

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