IACSP Homeland Security Bookshelf ...

The following are noteworthy recently published books on various aspects of homeland security.
Reviewed by IACSP writer Dr. Joshua Sinai - View Bio

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Security For Colleges And Universities
Release Date: 10/01/2015
Written By: Lawrence J. Fennelly And Marianna A. Perry
Publisher: ASIS International
Page Count: 246
Our Rating:
The Contributors To This Practitioner-oriented Edited Volume Examine The Security Challenges Confronting Colleges And Universities, Such As Active Shooters, Bomb Threats, Crimes (including Sexual Rape), And Fires. The Volume Is Divided Into Three Sections: First, The Nature Of The Threats, Conducting Threat And Risk Assessments, And The Components In Establishing Security Programs, Including Hardening Soft Targets; Second, Key Elements Of Effective Physical Security And Training Programs, Including Future Technological Trends In Physical Security; And, Finally, Short Discussions Of 34 Topics In Higher Education Campus Security Such As Active Shooters, A Crime Analysis Checklist, Mass Notification Systems, Partnerships For Crime Prevention, Such As With Local Law Enforcement, And Managing The Consequences Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction-type Incidents. The Final Chapter's Discussion Of How To Assess "threatening And Intimidating" Communications By Students And Others Connected To Such Educational Institutions Is Especially Noteworthy, As It Is Often An Important Precursor To An Actual Attack, While At Other Times The Threatening Individual May Be Found To Be Less Inclined To Carry Out A Violent Act And Can Be Referred To Mental Health Counseling For Remediation.

Reviewed By, Dr. Joshua Sinai