SpringerBriefs in Translational Criminology

Translational Criminology and Counterterrorism

Global Threats and Local Responses

Authors: Kennedy, Leslie W., Irvin-Erickson, Yasemin, Kennedy, Alexis R.

  • ​Provides clear and concise practical applications of global counterterrorism research
  • Aimed at both researchers and practitioners
  • Examines existing literature as well as applications of new techniques for detection and prevention
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 This brief focuses on translational criminology practices as they relate to counter-terrorism and homeland security.   The work provides a detailed and practical examination of how global threats (such as, terrorism and cybercrime) are managed through local response. It covers emerging strategies in data collection procedures, inter-agency cooperation, and new analytical techniques including risk-terrain modeling. In addition, it presents a common methodology, including steps in risk assessment, risk management, and decision-making, that can be used to frame and analyze global and local threats. The authors examine these issues using examples of how law enforcement responded to specific security threats including the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, the 2003 terrorist attack in Istanbul, Turkey, and the 2010 Stuxnet attack on the Natanz nuclear facility in Iran.

This work expands on existing literature covering the impact that globalization has on cross national threats, drawing on disciplines related to criminology, such as international relations and political science.

About the authors

Leslie W. Kennedy (PhD University of Toronto) is currently University Professor at Rutgers University. He teaches graduate-level courses at the School of Criminal Justice (SCJ) and is a core faculty member in the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers. He was the Dean of SCJ from 1998 to 2007. Dr. Kennedy's current research in public security builds upon his previous work in event analysis, assessing the social contexts in which dangers in society are identified and deterred. He is the author or co-author of 19 books, and over 60 research articles and chapters. He has published in the major journal in criminology and criminal justice, including Criminology, Justice Quarterly, and Journal of Quantitative Criminology. Yasemin  Irvin-Erickson has an M.A. in Forensic Science from Istanbul University Institute of Forensic Sciences and an M.A. in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University. Before assuming the Research Director position for Global Mapping at Rutgers Center for Public Security, she consulted the United Nations Global Pulse Initiative and helped develop ways of applying spatial risk analysis methods to forecast adverse regime changes. Yasemin is particularly interested in research dealing with matters of political instability. Recently, she co-authored the forthcoming “Global Risk Terrain Modeling Manual: Theoretical Framework and Technical Steps for Worldwide Threat Analysis” with Leslie W. Kennedy and Joel M. Caplan. Alexis R. Kennedy has completed her Masters in Economics from Rutgers University and is planning on pursuing her PhD in Economics in the fall of 2013. While pursuing her undergraduate degree in Economics at Rutgers, New Brunswick, Alexis wrote an honors thesis on the topic of how an economic system based on cooperatives and economic solidarity, is being used to promote prosperity in impoverished communities in Salvador, Brazil. She was awarded the Henry Rutgers Scholars award for her work and presented her thesis findings at the Rutgers University Aresty Symposium. In addition, Alexis founded the Rutgers University Campus Coalition Against Trafficking in which she worked to educate faculty, staff, and students about human trafficking in the United States and abroad.

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  • Translational Criminology and Counterterrorism: Global Threats and Local Responses

    Kennedy, Leslie W. (et al.)

    Pages 1-52

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eBook $39.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Translational Criminology and Counterterrorism
Book Subtitle
Global Threats and Local Responses
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Translational Criminology
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
The Author
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5556-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-5556-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5555-4
Series ISSN
2194-6442
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 63
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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