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Terrorism today : the past, the players, the future
Simonsen, Clifford E.
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Second edition.
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Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, [2004]

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xviii, 446 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
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This introductory test uncovers terrorist activities in the US and around the world, drawing from the authors blend of academic and professional experiences.

Author Notes

Jeremy R. Spindlove is presently the Regional Director in Loss Prevention, Health and Safety, for a world leader in third party logistics management. He has spent more than thirty-five years in both policing and private sector security operations and administration on an international scale. During his police service in Great Britain he was the first officer on the scene of the IRA bombing of the Horse and Groom Pub in Guildford. During his service as an aviation security expert with British Airways he was assigned to trouble spots in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, spending two years in Baghdad at the start of the Iran-Iraq war. He also spent several months in Beirut during the Israeli invasion of Southern Lebanon, and saw further duty in Amman, Jordan. He has served as Director of Security at the Vancouver International Airport, Canada; and has written and presented many papers on terrorism and aviation security, and presented a seminar on aviation security to the International Aviation Management Institute at the University of British Columbia; and at the governor of the state of Washington's Annual Conference on Security. He has authored a contributory text on victims of terrorism, titled Victimology-A Study of Crime Victims and Their Roles, edited by Judith M Scarzi and Jack McDevitt. He is an active member of the American Society for Industrial Security. Jeremy Spindlove is pleased to have been able to co-author with Professor Simonsen this, the second edition of Terrorism Today, and to have experienced the unique blend of his writing talent with his own personal experiences.

Clifford E. Simonsen, Ph.D., CPP. Presently the President of Criminology Consultants International, Clifford Simonsen has more than forty years of experience in criminal justice, security and law enforcement. As a career Army officer, he retired as a Military Police Colonel. His background includes a Ph.D. in Public Administration, (with an emphasis on criminal justice administration and deviance) from Ohio State University, and a Master's in Criminology from Florida State University. He is also a graduate of the Army War College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Dr. Simonsen is the author of dozens of articles on the fields of crime, criminal justice, delinquency and security and is the author or coauthor of several texts in a broad range of disciplines. These include Corrections in America: An Introduction (loth ed.), juvenile justice in America (4th ed.), and Private Security in America and Security Administration. Dr. Simonsen has taught at several universities, both full-time and as an adjunct. He is a lifetime member of the American Society for Industrial Security (and a Lifetime Certified Protection Professional). He also belongs to the American Correctional Association, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the International Association of Professional Security Consultants. Dr. Simonsen is pleased to be coauthoring this second edition with Jeremy Spindlove and sharing in his depth of experience with terrorism on both a local and international scale.

Table of Contents

About the Authors
I The Defining and History of Terrorism
1 Defining Terrorism
2 A Brief History of Terrorism
II Terrorism Around the World
3 North America and the Caribbean
4 Great Britain and Northern Ireland
5 Western Europe
6 Eastern Europe and the Balkans
7 North Africa and the Middle East
8 The Persian Gulf
9 Northeast, Central and Southern Africa
10 Southern and Southeast Asia
11 The Pacific Rim
12 Latin America
III Counter Terrorism
13 Countering Terrorism
14 Terrorism in the Twenty-first Century
Authors Index