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Providing Department Of Defense Support Domestically: A Study Of Cost Effectiveness, Meredith Howes 2010 University of Kentucky

Providing Department Of Defense Support Domestically: A Study Of Cost Effectiveness, Meredith Howes

MPA/MPP Capstone Projects

The Department of Defense is one of the highest costs to the United States government at any given time. However, as two foreign wars have been going on for nearly 10 years, the amount of resources needed is significantly higher than usual. This increase in required funds is necessary for military personnel salaries, military equipment, government personnel supporting the Department of Defense, along with support services provided by private military contractors. There have been several recent studies reviewing the effectiveness of contractors on the battlefield, but most overlook those supporting the warfighter at home. While there are many different factors ...


The Science Of Interpersonal Trust, Randy Borum 2010 University of South Florida

The Science Of Interpersonal Trust, Randy Borum

Mental Health Law & Policy Faculty Publications

Interpersonal trust - a willingness to accept vulnerability or risk based on expectations regarding another person’s behavior – is a vitally important concept for human behavior, affecting our interactions both with adversaries and competitors as well as with allies and friends. Indeed, interpersonal trust could be said to be responsible in part for nudging competitors towards becoming allies, or – if betrayed – leading friends to become adversaries.

This document summarizes the state of the art (and science) in interpersonal trust research, describing how researchers define trust and its components, exploring a range of theories about how people decide whether to trust, and ...


Understanding Terrorist Psychology, Randy Borum 2010 University of South Florida

Understanding Terrorist Psychology, Randy Borum

Mental Health Law & Policy Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Crisis Intervention Teams May Prevent Arrests Of People With Mental Illnesses, Randy Borum, Stephanie Franz 2010 University of South Florida

Crisis Intervention Teams May Prevent Arrests Of People With Mental Illnesses, Randy Borum, Stephanie Franz

Mental Health Law & Policy Faculty Publications

Historically, as many as 7–10% of US police contacts have involved persons with mental illnesses, with a disproportionate amount of these encounters resulting in arrest, usually for minor offenses. Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) were created, and have proliferated, to ameliorate this problem by offering a specialized response and serving – at least informally – as a liaison between mental health services and police departments. Because preventing unnecessary arrests is one of CIT’s principal objectives, this study examined the arrest rates of persons with mental illnesses and the number of arrests that might have been prevented after the implementation of a ...


What Can Be Done About School Shootings?: A Review Of The Evidence, Randy Borum, Dewey Cornell, William Modzeleski, Shane Jimerson 2010 University of South Florida

What Can Be Done About School Shootings?: A Review Of The Evidence, Randy Borum, Dewey Cornell, William Modzeleski, Shane Jimerson

Mental Health Law & Policy Faculty Publications

School shootings have generated great public concern and fostered a widespread impression that schools are unsafe for many students; this article counters those misapprehensions by examining empirical evidence of school and community violence trends and reviewing evidence on best practices for preventing school shootings. Many of the school safety and security measures deployed in response to school shootings have little research support, and strategies such as zero tolerance discipline and student profiling have been widely criticized as unsound practices. Threat assessment is identified as a promising strategy for violence prevention that merits further study. The article concludes with an overview ...


Leadership And Opfor Networks, Robert J. Bunker 2010 Claremont Graduate University

Leadership And Opfor Networks, Robert J. Bunker

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

This essay will address the topic of leadership and OPFOR networks. This subject area has suffered from quite a bit of neglect yet has great homeland security potentials. For law enforcement purposes, this represents an important topic because gaining an understanding of one’s opponents and their organizational and leadership approaches is the first step in achieving mastery and dominance over them. The primary reason for the neglect of this topic it is that it requires interdisciplinary knowledge concerning three distinct areas of study— leadership, OPFORs, and networks— and their subsequent analytical fusion. It is the intent of this essay ...


Psychology Of Terrorism, Randy Borum 2010 University of South Florida

Psychology Of Terrorism, Randy Borum

Randy Borum

No abstract provided.


Understanding Terrorist Psychology, Randy Borum 2010 University of South Florida

Understanding Terrorist Psychology, Randy Borum

Randy Borum

No abstract provided.


Crisis Intervention Teams May Prevent Arrests Of People With Mental Illnesses, Randy Borum, Stephanie Franz 2010 University of South Florida

Crisis Intervention Teams May Prevent Arrests Of People With Mental Illnesses, Randy Borum, Stephanie Franz

Randy Borum

Historically, as many as 7–10% of US police contacts have involved persons with mental illnesses, with a disproportionate amount of these encounters resulting in arrest, usually for minor offenses. Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) were created, and have proliferated, to ameliorate this problem by offering a specialized response and serving – at least informally – as a liaison between mental health services and police departments. Because preventing unnecessary arrests is one of CIT’s principal objectives, this study examined the arrest rates of persons with mental illnesses and the number of arrests that might have been prevented after the implementation of a ...


What Can Be Done About School Shootings?: A Review Of The Evidence, Randy Borum, Dewey Cornell, William Modzeleski, Shane Jimerson 2010 University of South Florida

What Can Be Done About School Shootings?: A Review Of The Evidence, Randy Borum, Dewey Cornell, William Modzeleski, Shane Jimerson

Randy Borum

School shootings have generated great public concern and fostered a widespread impression that schools are unsafe for many students; this article counters those misapprehensions by examining empirical evidence of school and community violence trends and reviewing evidence on best practices for preventing school shootings. Many of the school safety and security measures deployed in response to school shootings have little research support, and strategies such as zero tolerance discipline and student profiling have been widely criticized as unsound practices. Threat assessment is identified as a promising strategy for violence prevention that merits further study. The article concludes with an overview ...


The Science Of Interpersonal Trust, Randy Borum 2010 University of South Florida

The Science Of Interpersonal Trust, Randy Borum

Randy Borum

Interpersonal trust - a willingness to accept vulnerability or risk based on expectations regarding another person’s behavior – is a vitally important concept for human behavior, affecting our interactions both with adversaries and competitors as well as with allies and friends. Indeed, interpersonal trust could be said to be responsible in part for nudging competitors towards becoming allies, or – if betrayed – leading friends to become adversaries.

This document summarizes the state of the art (and science) in interpersonal trust research, describing how researchers define trust and its components, exploring a range of theories about how people decide whether to trust, and ...


Archipelagic Sea Lanes Passage And Maritime Security In Archipelagic Southeast Asia, Vivien Jane Evangelio Cay 2010 World Maritime University

Archipelagic Sea Lanes Passage And Maritime Security In Archipelagic Southeast Asia, Vivien Jane Evangelio Cay

World Maritime University Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Security By Contractor: Outsourcing In Peace And Stability Operations, Volker Franke 2010 Kennesaw State University

Security By Contractor: Outsourcing In Peace And Stability Operations, Volker Franke

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Changes In Intelligence For An Age Of Terror (Gregory F. Treverton. Intelligence For An Age Of Terror. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.), Scott Miller 2010 Pepperdine University

Changes In Intelligence For An Age Of Terror (Gregory F. Treverton. Intelligence For An Age Of Terror. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.), Scott Miller

Global Tides

Book review of Gregory F. Treverton's Intelligence for an Age of Terror (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).


Is Screening Cargo Containers For Smuggled Nuclear Threats Worthwhile?, Jason R. W. Merrick, Laura A. McLay 2010 Virginia Commonwealth University

Is Screening Cargo Containers For Smuggled Nuclear Threats Worthwhile?, Jason R. W. Merrick, Laura A. Mclay

Statistical Sciences and Operations Research Publications

In recent years, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has installed radiation sensors to screen cargo containers entering theUnited States. They are concerned that terrorists could use containers to smuggle radiological material into the country and carry out attacks with dirty bombs or a nuclear device. Recent studies have questioned the value of improving this screening system with new sensor technology. The cost of delays caused by frequent false alarms outweighs any reduction in the probability of an attack in an expected cost analysis. We extend existing methodology in three ways to demonstrate how additional factors affect the value of screening ...


Should Bush Administration Lawyers Be Prosecuted For Authorizing Torture?, Claire Oakes Finkelstein, Michael Lewis 2010 University of Pennsylvania

Should Bush Administration Lawyers Be Prosecuted For Authorizing Torture?, Claire Oakes Finkelstein, Michael Lewis

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Emergency Response In Large-Scale Disasters: Lessons Learned And Implications For National Security, Ashton Rohmer 2010 Connecticut College

Emergency Response In Large-Scale Disasters: Lessons Learned And Implications For National Security, Ashton Rohmer

Government and International Relations Honors Papers

This work analyzes the domestic emergency management policy of the United States and the extent to which it reflects an imbalance in U.S. national security policy. It tests the thesis that despite the rhetoric of enhanced emergency management capabilities in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the U.S. still remains vulnerable to largescale domestic emergencies due to a lack of adequate planning and resources. This vulnerability stems from a failure to implement lessons learned from large-scale domestic incidents such as the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the Northeast Blackout of 2003. Since U.S ...


The Air Force And Twenty-First-Century Conflicts: Dysfunctional Or Dynamic?, Charles J. Dunlap Jr. 2010 Duke Law School

The Air Force And Twenty-First-Century Conflicts: Dysfunctional Or Dynamic?, Charles J. Dunlap Jr.

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


“Η Ρουμανία Στους Εύρω-Ατλαντικούς Θεσμούς: Σε Αναζήτηση Νέου Ρόλου”, Efstathios Fakiolas, Nikolaos Tzifakis 2009 University of Peloponnese

“Η Ρουμανία Στους Εύρω-Ατλαντικούς Θεσμούς: Σε Αναζήτηση Νέου Ρόλου”, Efstathios Fakiolas, Nikolaos Tzifakis

Efstathios T. Fakiolas

Η ηγεσία της Ρουμανίας ωθήθηκε κατά τη διάρκεια της επιτυχούς πραγμάτωσης της ευρω-ατλαντικής προοπτικής και τη συνακόλουθη γεωπολιτική αναβάθμιση της χώρας Ρουμανίας να αναζητήσει ενεργό πρωταγωνιστικό ρόλο στην ανατολική Ευρώπη και τον Καύκασο. Η απόπειρα αυτή ήταν αναμφίβολα εξαιρετικά δυσχερής στο βαθμό που τις ρουμανικές φιλοδοξίες δεν συμμερίζονταν ούτε η ΕΕ και η Ρωσία ούτε σημαντικές περιφερειακές δυνάμεις όπως η Πολωνία, η Ουκρανία, η Τουρκία, το Ιράν, η Ελλάδα και η Βουλγαρία. Εντούτοις, η υλοποίηση του νέου αυτού στρατηγικού στόχου προσέκρουσε επιπρόσθετα στη δυσλειτουργία των θεσμών και των δομών της κεντρικής εξουσίας. Η διένεξη μεταξύ του προέδρου και του πρωθυπουργού ...


War In Pieces: Amia And The Triple Frontier In Argentine And American Discourse On Terrorism, Nathaniel Greenberg 2009 Selected Works

War In Pieces: Amia And The Triple Frontier In Argentine And American Discourse On Terrorism, Nathaniel Greenberg

Nathaniel Greenberg

July 18, 2010 marked yet another anniversary of the still unsolved terrorist attack that shook Argentina some sixteen years ago. Prior to September 11, Argentina in fact suffered two deadly terrorist attacks. The second of these, the bombing of La Asociación Mutual Israeli-Argentina (AMIA) on July 18, 1994, was the single largest attack targeting Jews since WWII and the largest terrorist attack in Latin American history. While the group “Islamic Jihad [Organization]” described by the FBI as “a covername” used by Hizbollah, claimed responsibility for the bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires in 1992, explanations for the AMIA ...


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