Mathematical Methods in Counterterrorism

Editors: Memon, N., Farley, J.D., Hicks, D.L., Rosenorn, T. (Eds.)

  • Contributions from leading counterterrorism experts from around the world
  • Includes methods for utilizing mathematics and computer science techniques to fight terrorism
  • Combines theoretical and practical aspects with examples drawn from case studies
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Terrorism is one of the serious threats to international peace and security that we face in this decade. No nation can consider itself immune from the dangers it poses, and no society can remain disengaged from the efforts to combat it. The termcounterterrorism refers to the techniques, strategies, and tactics used in the ?ght against terrorism. Counterterrorism efforts involve many segments of so- ety, especially governmental agencies including the police, military, and intelligence agencies (both domestic and international). The goal of counterterrorism efforts is to not only detect and prevent potential future acts but also to assist in the response to events that have already occurred. A terrorist cell usually forms very quietly and then grows in a pattern – sp- ning international borders, oceans, and hemispheres. Surprising to many, an eff- tive “weapon”, just as quiet – mathematics – can serve as a powerful tool to combat terrorism, providing the ability to connect the dots and reveal the organizational pattern of something so sinister. The events of 9/11 instantly changed perceptions of the wordsterrorist andn- work, especially in the United States. The international community was confronted with the need to tackle a threat which was not con?ned to a discreet physical - cation. This is a particular challenge to the standard instruments for projecting the legal authority of states and their power to uphold public safety. As demonstrated by the events of the 9/11 attack, we know that terrorist attacks can happen anywhere.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Mathematical Methods in Counterterrorism: Tools and Techniques for a New Challenge

    Hicks, David L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Modeling Criminal Activity in Urban Landscapes

    Brantingham, Patricia (et al.)

    Pages 9-31

  • Extracting Knowledge from Graph Data in Adversarial Settings

    Skillicorn, David

    Pages 33-54

  • Mathematically Modeling Terrorist Cells: Examining the Strength of Structures of Small Sizes

    McGough, Lauren

    Pages 55-67

  • Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Temporal Reasoning for Criminal Forensics

    Zaidi, Abbas K. (et al.)

    Pages 69-90

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mathematical Methods in Counterterrorism
Editors
  • Nasrullah Memon
  • Jonathan David Farley
  • David L. Hicks
  • Torben Rosenorn
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Vienna
eBook ISBN
978-3-211-09442-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-211-09442-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-211-09441-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7091-1664-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 389
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