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Terrorism and Organized Hate Crime

Intelligence Gathering, Analysis, and Investigations

By Michael R. Ronczkowski

CRC Press – 2004 – 280 pages

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    978-0-8493-2012-5
    September 24th 2003
    Out-of-print

Description

In response to the current terrorist threat, law enforcement agencies at every level have expanded technological and intelligence-gathering initiatives in order to support new tactical, investigative and deployment strategies. The demand for homeland security requires that agencies hire professional and specially-trained criminal and intelligence analysts to find and pre-empt any potential threat.

Agencies must now determine how to train these analysts and properly identify and respond to critical intelligence. Terrorism and Organized Hate Crime: Intelligence Gathering, Analysis, and Investigations provides a framework for exploring the issues that all new or existing analysts and investigators must face, including what information to gather, how to analyze it, and the effectiveness of crime analysts investigating terrorism.

Training in proactive analytical-based investigation has been around for less than thirty years. Events now mandate that 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 local agencies are to play an effective role in the battle against terror.

Reviews

"The nine appendixes offer a unique feature and make the book worthwhile. These appendixes cover such topics as domestic-based terrorist organizations, symbols of hate, explosive materials, and a glossary of terminology. Summing Up: Recommended."

- CHOICE, June 2004, Vol. 41, No. 10

"I have witnessed an emphasis on agencies hiring, training, and even certifying analytical personnel to address homeland security, terrorism and organized hate crime. The problem has been the lack of materials applicable to law enforcement. That was until Mr. Ronczkowski penned this book. I congratulate him."

Eduardo Gonzalez

Commission Secretary for CALEA

Director United States Marshal's Service (1993-1999)

"I think it's a great piece of work, very timely, relevant, and at least in my opinion, touches on everything that matters to both the analyst and law enforcement officer, particularly those in the 'intel' business."

- David Jimenez, USAF (ret), CCA, President, Texas Association of Crime & Intelligence Analysts and Intelligence Specialist, US Border Patrol, El Paso, Texas

". . . offers excellent insight into the process that professionals could apply in all investigative areas . . . professionally written and easy to read. It has an extensive index and nine appendices, including a highly useful glossary, lists of both foreign and domestic terrorist groups, and government and legislative references."

– In Security Management, December 2007

Contents

A NEED FOR UNDERSTANDING AND ANALYSIS

The Mission

Intelligence Analysis Units

Defining Analytical Positions and Roles

So, What is Homeland Security and Terrorism Analysis?

Understanding What Needs to be Analyzed

Keys to Analyzing

Deterrence, Prevention, Arrest, Target Hardening

UNDERSTANDING AND DEFINING TERRORISM

Defining Terrorism

Defining Terrorist Activity

Forms of Terrorism: Political, Ecological, Agricultural, Narco, Biological, and Cyber

History & Roots of Modern Terrorism

The Evolution of Domestic Terrorism

Domestic Terrorism

Organized Hate Groups and Crimes

Role of Organized Hate Groups in Domestic Terrorism

What is a Terrorist?

Terrorist versus Street Criminal

Terrorism Structure and Management

HOMELAND SECURITY AND ANALYSIS

Homeland Security Defined

What is the Homeland Security Advisory System?

The USA Patriot Act

Importance of Finances

Dealing with Terrorism

Law Enforcement Concerns

Coordination, Training, and Awareness

GATHERING INFORMATION, THE KEY TO THE PROCESS

Gathering

Gathering, Role of the First Responder

Crimes and Incidents that May Yield Information or Links

Gathering Limitations and Restrictions

Tips

Intelligence Gathering and Information Interpretation

ENHANCED ANALYSIS: TRANSFORMING INFORMATION INTO INTELLIGENCE

Analyzing; Transforming Information into Intelligence

Analytical and Investigative Variables to Consider

Web Sites and Other Resources for Analytical Consideration

Macro - Micro - Macro Continuum

Assessing the Threat

Vulnerability Threat

Spatial Referencing and Its Use in Homeland Security Analysis

Range of GIS Uses

Identifying Potential Targets

Dissemination of Intelligence or End Product

WHAT THE FUTURE MAY HOLD

Foreign-Based Terrorist Influence

Cyberterrorism

Bioterrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction

The Past, Present, and Future

CONCLUSION

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