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Defending the Homeland: Domestic Intelligence, Law Enforcement, and Security 1st Edition

Jonathan R. White

  • Published
  • 144 Pages

Overview

The United States government is reorganizing to increase domestic security. How will these changes impact the American criminal justice system? DEFENDING THE HOMELAND: DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND SECURITY is the only book that illustrates up-to-the minute information on how our criminal justice system has changed since 9/11. Written by an expert on academic leave to provide training for the Department of Defense, White provides an insider's look at issues related to restructuring of federal law enforcement and recent policy challenges. The book discusses the problem of bureaucracy, interaction between the law enforcement and intelligence communities, civil liberties, and theories of war and police work. From a practical perspective, the book examines offensive and defensive strategies. The book gives an introduction to violent international religious terrorism and an overview of domestic terrorist problems still facing law enforcement.

Jonathan R. White, Grand Valley State University

Jonathan R. White is professor of interdisciplinary studies in the Frederik Meijer Honors College of Grand Valley State University. The founding director of GVSU's School of Criminal Justice, Dr. White was promoted to dean of Social Sciences and served there until he was summoned to the Bureau of Justice Assistance to direct the State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training (SLATT) program after the attacks of 9-11. He conducted counterterrorism training for law enforcement and military forces in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, and throughout the United States. A recognized expert on religious terrorism, Dr. White currently teaches classes on national security, intelligence analysis, and counterterrorism in the Meijer Honors College.
Introduction.
1. THE DILEMMA OF INTELLIGENCE GATHERING IN STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT.
The Day America's World Changed. Routine Patrol on September 11. Eyes and Ears? The USA Patriot Act. Foreign and Domestic Terrorism. The Dilemma Defined.
2. INTELLIGENCE RIVALRIES AND CIVIL LIBERTIES.
Intelligence vs. Law Enforcement. Homeland Security: Constitutional Issues. Increasing Powers Under the Constitution.
3. BUREAUCRACY PROBLEMS.
Bureaucracies: Two Views. A New Version of an Old Argument. Rethinking Police Work. The Logic of Re-conceptualizing the Police Role. Factors Inhibiting Changes in the Police Role. The Bureaucracy Problem.
4. ON POLICE WORK IN THE CLAUSEWITZIAN PARADIGM.
Science and Art. Hoffman's Analysis of Asymmetry. Assymetry in Afghanistan. The Nebulous Nature of Low Intensity Conflict. Manning's Analysis of the Police Mandate. Patrol, Investigation, and the Defense Mission. State and Local Police and International Affairs. Clausewitz's Indecisive Wars.
5. TAKING THE OFFENSE.
Questions to Set the Offense. Overcoming Reaction. Bodrero's Model. Training. Building Intelligence Systems. Tips for Building an Intelligence System. Planning. Information Sharing. The Inevitable Failure of Intelligence.
6. THE DEFENSIVE ROLE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT.
Military Surprise Attacks and Terrorism. Defending Symbols and Structures. Coordinating A Menagerie of Agencies. Responding to Weapons of Mass Destruction. Responding to Chemical and Radiological Threats. Law Enforcement and the Infrastructure. Planning Infrastructure Protection. Planning to Prevent Cyber Attacks.
7. UNDERSTANDING ISLAM AND VIOLENT SECTS.
Islam is Not the Enemy. Islam 101. Explicable Frustration. The Ideology and Theology of Violent Unitarianism. The Political Theology of Sayyid Qutb.
8. TERRORISM AND THE FUTURE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT.
Al Quaeda and Viloent Wahhabism. The Al Quaeda Manual. Domestic Extremists Still Remain. Future Trends in International Terrorism.
Bibliography.

"I’ve only had this book for little over a week and I’m simply astounded at the simplicity and truthfulness of the contents. The author has written about issues facing law enforcement on information and intelligence sharing, what works, what doesn’t. I have just made it a required text for my fall classes. His one statement brings the focus of the book to heart...’Despite the police fetish for secrecy, the reasons for not sharing crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11’."