Translational Criminology and Counterterrorism

Global Threats and Local Responses

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

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1461455561

Category: Social Science

Page: 63

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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.

El mundo hispanohablante contemporáneo

historia, política, sociedades y culturas

Author: Clara Mojica-Díaz,Lourdes Sánchez-López

Publisher: 500 Tips

ISBN: 9780415748308

Category: Civilization, Hispanic

Page: 315

View: 9746


"El Mundo Hispanohablante Contemporaaneo: historia, polaitica, sociedad y cultura is a comprehensive and innovative course for advanced students of Spanish. Offering a constructivist approach to the study of the contemporary civilizations, cultures and histories of the Spanish-speaking world, the course focuses on learning as an active process that enables learners to develop high-level critical thinking skills through the exposure, examination and discussion of a variety of authentic films, songs and literary texts. Divided into two parts: Part One covers Socio-Political Changes while Part Two looks at Globalization. High-interest topics covered include: politics, economic developments, behaviours, identity, immigration, attitudes, believes, and cultural products. Each chapter begins with an introduction to the general topic followed by various activities that lead students to critically analyse a range of authentic materials. Learners are able to practice higher level critical-thinking and linguistic skills through a wealth of exercises which culminate in a capstone section at the end of each chapter that guides students to a final production using the concepts learned and sources utilized throughout the lesson"--Provided by publisher.