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Dark Web Investigation

This edited volume explores the fundamental aspects of the dark web, ranging from the technologies that power it, the cryptocurrencies that drive its markets, the criminalities it facilitates to the methods that investigators can employ to master it as a strand of open source intelligence. The book provides readers with detailed theoretical, technical and practical …

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International Security Management – New Solutions to Complexity

This book offers a new look at international security management combining practical applications and theoretical foundations for new solutions to today’s complex security and safety challenges. The book’s focus on safety as a positive experience complements the traditional approach to safety as risks and threats. In addition, its multi-stakeholder, multi-disciplinary, international and evidence-based approach provides …

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Policing in the Era of AI and Smart Societies

This book presents a compilation of collaborations between researchers and practitioners in the fields of policing and cyber criminology, IT law and security, providing a comprehensive overview of current and emerging challenges in law enforcement, AI and Digital Society. The advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI), together with the spread of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, …

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Cyberkriminologie: Kriminologie für das digitale Zeitalter (German)

Können bisherige kriminologische Theorien und Erkenntnisse auf die Regeln des digitalen Raumes übertragen werden? Dieses Buch vereint Beiträge von Autoren aus verschiedenen Bereichen der Kriminologie und anderen Kriminalwissenschaften, die dieser wichtigen Frage aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven nachgehen. Damit zeichnet dieses Buch aktuelle Entwicklungen im Bereich digitaler Delikte und digitaler Polizeiarbeit nach und untersucht, inwiefern kriminologische Phänomene und …

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Social Media Strategy in Policing: From Cultural Intelligence to Community Policing

This book addresses conceptual and practical issues pertinent to the creation and realization of social media strategies within law enforcement agencies. The book provides readers with practical methods, frameworks, and structures for understanding social media discourses within the operational remit of police forces and first responders in communities and areas of concern. This title – …

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Serious Games for Enhancing Law Enforcement Agencies: From Virtual Reality to Augmented Reality

This book provides a comprehensive and practically minded introduction into serious games for law enforcement agencies. Serious games offer wide ranging benefits for law enforcement with applications from professional trainings to command-level decision making to the preparation for crises events. This book explains the conceptual foundations of virtual and augmented reality, gamification and simulation. It …

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Investigating Radicalization Trends: Case Studies in Europe and Asia

This book provides a detailed insight into the complex dynamics of radicalization that are in play amongst contemporary society. The authors focus on understanding emerging trends and models that can be used to analyse and understand modern violent extremist and xenophobic discourse. The chapters cover multiple regions, providing a collective analysis of country-specific case studies …

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Technology for Smart Futures

This book explores the nexus of Sustainability and Information Communication Technologies that are rapidly changing the way we live, learn, and do business. The monumental amount of energy required to power the Zeta byte of data travelling across the globe’s billions of computers and mobile phones daily cannot be overstated. This ground-breaking reference examines the …

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Digitale Polizeiarbeit: Herausforderungen und Chancen (German)

Dieser Sammelband diskutiert die gesellschaftliche Bedeutung von Polizei im digitalen Raum. Die Beiträge beleuchten das Gebiet digitale Polizeiarbeit in vier Themenbereichen: Kommunikation und Interaktion mit Bürgern, Kriminalitätsbekämpfung und -prävention, rechtliche Aspekte sowie organisationale Voraussetzungen und Hürden. Dabei werden vielfältige Fragestellungen adressiert: Braucht es virtuelle Polizeistreifen? Welche Rolle kann die Polizei im Kontext von Cybersecurity einnehmen? …

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Blackstone’s Handbook of Cyber Crime Investigation

Written by a team of experts, this unique book provides police officers with an operational reference and resource addressing all manner of cyber crime threats, including online anti-social behaviour and hate crimes, organised cyber crime and fraud, online child exploitation and cyber terrorism. Presented in four main parts, Parts 1 and 2 offer an overview …

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Application of Social Media in Crisis Management

This book explores how social media and its advances enables citizens to empower themselves during a crisis. The book addresses the key issues related to crises management and social media as the new platform to assist citizens and first responders dealing with multiple forms of crisis, from major terrorist attacks, larger scale public disorder, large-scale …

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Open Source Intelligence Investigation: From strategy to Implementation

This book brings together academic and law enforcement perspectives of open source intelligence considering the theoretical, practical and legal implications for OSINT. One of the most important aspects for a successful police operation is the ability for the police to obtain timely, reliable and actionable intelligence related to the investigation or incident at hand. Open …

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Community Policing – A European Perspective: Strategies, Best Practices and Guidelines

This book provides a view into the multi-dimensional and multi-contextual nature of community policing. It brings together important conceptual discussions as well as numerous case studies and real-life examples of European community policing practices. It further offers insights into how the (primarily locally focused) concept of community policing fits into an increasingly interconnected world. Our …

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Combatting Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism

Combatting Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism Challenges, Trends and Priorities   This book comprises an authoritative and accessible edited collection of chapters of substantial practical and operational value. For the very first time, it provides security practitioners with a trusted reference and resource designed to guide them through the complexities and operational challenges associated with the management …

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Green Information Technology: A Sustainable Approach

Green Information Technology: A Sustainable Approach offers in a single volume a broad collection of practical techniques and methodologies for designing, building and implementing a green technology strategy in any large enterprise environment, which up until now has been scattered in difficult-to-find scholarly resources. Included here is the latest information on emerging technologies and their environmental impact, …

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Cyber Crime and Cyber Terrorism Investigator’s Handbook (1st Edition)

Cyber Crime and Cyber Terrorism Investigator’s Handbook is a vital tool in the arsenal of today’s computer programmers, students, and investigators. As computer networks become ubiquitous throughout the world, cyber crime, cyber terrorism, and cyber war have become some of the most concerning topics in today’s security landscape. News stories about Stuxnet and PRISM have …

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Application of Big Data for National Security (1st Edition)

Application of Big Data for National Security provides users with state-of-the-art concepts, methods, and technologies for Big Data analytics in the fight against terrorism and crime, including a wide range of case studies and application scenarios. This book combines expertise from an international team of experts in law enforcement, national security, and law, as well …

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Emerging Trends in ICT Security (1st Edition)

Emerging Trends in ICT Security, an edited volume, discusses the foundations and theoretical aspects of ICT security; covers trends, analytics, assessments and frameworks necessary for performance analysis and evaluation; and gives you the state-of-the-art knowledge needed for successful deployment of security solutions in many environments. Application scenarios provide you with an insider’s look at security …

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Preventing Terrorism and Violent Extremism

Illustrates key operational guidance on responding to terrorist emergencies, focusing upon the important role of Neighbourhood Policing and community intelligence to tackle terrorism and violent extremism Provides practical explanations of anti-terror powers and provisions for the front line police officer, including stop and search, powers of arrest and terrorist offences Includes checklists, diagrams, and real …

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Strategic Intelligence Management: National Security Imperatives and Information and Communications Technologies

Strategic Intelligence Management introduces both academic researchers and law enforcement professionals to contemporary issues of national security and information management and analysis. This contributed volume draws on state-of-the-art expertise from academics and law enforcement practitioners across the globe. The chapter authors provide background, analysis, and insight on specific topics and case studies. “Strategic Intelligent Management” …

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The Routledge Companion to UK Counter-Terrorism

For the very first time, this new volume explores the evolution of counter-terrorism practice in the United Kingdom, brought to life with dramatic case studies and personal insider accounts provided by leading policy makers, prosecutors and counter-terrorism practitioners who openly reveal the challenges and operational reality of countering contemporary terrorist threats. This unique title is …

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Blackstone’s Counter-Terrorism Handbook (Third Edition)

Designed specifically for all police officers and their counter terrorism training needs Draws together anti-terrorism legislation, practical counter-terrorism information, and strategies in one volume Clearly lays out all anti-terror powers and provisions with points to prove, powers of arrest, related cases and practical considerations Covers the CONTEST 3 Counter-Terrorism strategy and National Security Strategy, and …

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OSCE Resource Police Training Guide: Trafficking in Human Beings

Human Trafficking not only involves so much human suffering, but it is the new slavery, no longer legitimized by law but implying the same heinous subjugation. Trafficked people, including children, are forced to work for no wages, are sexually exploited, are beaten and even killed if they try to leave, and are constantly threatened, violated …

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Blackstone’s Handbook of Ports & Border Security

Accessible and portable, this new handbook provides an authoritative and timely guide to ports and border powers for both police officers and other professionals concerned with security and crime prevention at all UK ports and borders.  It covers a wide range of offences, from hijacking an aircraft and illegal entry by deception to evasion of …

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Intelligence Management: Knowledge Driven Frameworks for Combating Terrorism and Organised Crime

This volume brings together a range of chapters which address the linkage between law enforcement, the uses of and developments in information and communication technologies (ICTs), and key ideas about the management of information, intelligence and knowledge in this domain. The book is split into three sections. Section 1 presents four chapters which address the …

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Rioting in the UK and France: A comparative analysis

The broad aim of this book is to provide a general basis for comparatively analysing and understanding the French riots of October/November 2005 and the British disorders which occurred in the spring/summer of 2001. British attempts to analyse and remedy the underlying causes of the riots constitute a potentially valuable resource to French academics, practitioners …

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Policing Public Disorder — Theory and Practice

This book draws on a wide range of studies of collective conflict and the policing of crowds and social movements to provide an understanding of the causes and management of public disorder. It seeks to describe and explain the processes by which the police interpret and respond to instances of public disorder, to account for …

Forthcoming Publications

Technology Development for Security Practitioners. Springer. 2021