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Evidence-based counterterrorism policy / Cynthia Lum, Leslie W. Kennedy, editors.

Publication:
New York : Springer, c2012.
Series:
Springer series on evidence-based crime policy.
Springer series on evidence-based crime policy
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 385 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Terrorism -- Prevention -- Government policy.
Summary:
"Since the 9/11 terror attacks, the development and implementation of counterterrorism strategies has been a top priority in national security policies in many countries. Yet as the number and scope of these programs grow--with spending to matc--few studies have determined whether they are productive, ineffectual, or even detrimental to security. For too many counterterrorism programs, serious steps toward evaluation have yet to be made. Evidence-Based Counterterrorism Policy emphasizes the use of science, evaluation, and knowledge building to inspire improvements in our what we know about counterterrorism interventions. Focusing on three key areas--identifying and accessing relevant data, using innovative methodologies for generating new interventions, and examining various perspectives to evaluation counterterrorism--the book combines a framework for using scientific findings to inform security policy with a best-practices approach to implementing programs. Strategies such as risk terrain modeling and validity testing for security screening instruments are shown as fostering improvements in threat assessment and in anticipating and responding to future events. The editors also argue for a broader research infrastructure to encourage ongoing development. Among the topics covered: Assessment and comparison of terrorism data sources; Information sharing and Fusion Centers; Various longitudinal models for assessing counterterrorism policies and terrorism trends; Evidence-based evaluations and validity testing of airport security measures; Public opinion and criminological research application to counterinsurgency and counterterrorism; Police practices for understanding and managing terror risk; Counterterrorism finance and trade regulations; Legal challenges and evaluation of counterterrorism policy. Evidence-Based Counterterrorism Policy is an invaluable resource for researchers in criminology and political science, and for policymakers involved with counterterrorism programs."--Publisher's website.
Contents:
Introduction. Evidence-based counterterrorism policy / Cynthia Lum and Leslie W. Kennedy
Data sources for evaluating terrorism and counterterrorism. Assessing and comparing data sources for terrorism research / Ivan Sascha Sheehan
Generating terrorism event databases: results from the global terrorism database, 1970 to 2008 / Gary LaFree
Evidence-based intelligence practices: examining the role of fusion centers as a critical source of information / Jeremy Carter and Steven Chermak
Methodological innovations for counterterrorism policy. Innovative methods for terrorism and counterterrorism data / Micheal D Porter. Gentry white, and Lorraine Mazerolle
Introducing group-based trajectory analysis and series hazard modeling: two innovative methods to systematically examine terrorism over time / Laura Dugan and Sue-Ming Yang
A complexity method for assessing counterterrorism policies / Claudio Cioffi-Revilla
Analyzing terrorism using spatial analysis techniques: a case study of Turkish cities / Danielle M Rusnak, Leslie W Kennedy, Ibrahim S Eldivan and Joel M Caplan
The importance of instrament validity in evaluating security screening programs / Tracy E Costigan
Translational criminology: using existing evidence for assessing TSA's comprehensive security strategy at airports / Cynthia Lum, Charlotte Gill, Breanne Cave, Julie Hibdon and David Weisburd
Persepctive in evaluating counterterrorism. Terrorist finance, informal markets, trade and regulation: challanges of evidence regarding international efforts / Nikos Passas
Evaluating tyhe legal challenges and effects of counterterrorism policy / Linda M. Merola
Public opinion research and evidence-based counterinsurgency / Clay Ramsey
Counterinsurgency and criminology: applying routine activities theory to military approaches to counterterrorism / Breanne Cave
Toughness vs. fairness: police and practices for managing the risk of terrorism / Tom R. Tyler
Epilogue. The next steps: a need for a research infrastructure for evaluating counterterrorism / Cynthia Lum and Leslie W. Kennedy.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Lipman Criminology Library Fund.
Contributor:
Lum, Cynthia M.
Kennedy, Leslie W.
Lipman Criminology Library Fund.
ISBN:
1461409527
9781461409526
Publisher no.:
99948572349
Web link:
The Lipman Criminology Library Fund Home Page
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