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Practical Aviation Security: Predicting and Preventing Further Threats, Second Edition

-  Authors Jeffrey Price and Jeffrey Forrest begin the second edition of their well-regarded aviation security textbook with the reflection that: “9-11 will go down in history as a day that changed the way we live.” They then expand on placing it in the context of the 83-year history of threats and actions aimed at aviation.

Governance of Security Systems: A Handbook for Designing and Implementing a Security Program That Will Protect Your Business

-  This compact book is a primer on security management and explains how to develop a risk-based security program that encompasses training, intelligence, investigations, auditing, and more to protect infrastructure, personnel, and information.

Everyday Surveillance: Vigilance and Visibility in Postmodern Life

-  William G. Staples has authored an impressive, well-written, and exhaustive historical analysis of what he terms society’s ever-increasing “culture of surveillance” and “postmodern surveillance practices.”

Mega-Crises: Understanding the Prospects, Nature, Characteristics and the Effects of Cataclysmic Events

-  Mega-crises are not a new phenomenon in human history; however, advances in mass communication and other technologies bring the news of disasters to billions of people much more quickly.

The Terrorist-Criminal Nexus

- In The Terrorist-Criminal Nexus, Dr. Jennifer L. Hesterman presents the reader with a well-written catalog of the various terrorist factions presently active in the world. A colonel who has retired from the U.S. Air Force, the author has studied these groups in depth.

Fraud Analytics: Strategies and Methods for Detection and Prevention

- This quick read offers an introduction to employing analytic tools to correlate and analyze large amounts of data. This book is an excellent over­view of using those tools to discover fraud. The book is not complicated by the overuse of technical terms; it is user friendly.

Supply Chain Security: A Comprehensive Approach

- Author Arthur Arway brings the reader into the world of supply chain security by looking at the why, the what, and the how in Supply Chain Security: A Comprehensive Approach.

Practical Handbook for Professional Investigators, 3rd Edition

- Author Rory McMahon began his career as a probation officer in 1973 and he hasn’t stopped since. Today he is a successful investigator in the private sector and his book, Practical Handbook for Professional Investigators, displays his expertise.

Shopping and Crime

- While it is primarily focused on United Kingdom issues, much of the content will be of interest to the international reader.

Resisting Corporate Corruption: Cases in Practical Ethics from ENRON through the Financial Crisis, 2nd edition

- More than just a historical account of operational, regulatory, and ethical failures, this work attempts to explore the “whys” behind the deleterious decisions and the motivating needs of those involved.

How to Conduct Internal Investigations: A Practical Guide for Human Resource Professionals

- There are four parts to the book: prevention, employment law, investigation, and documentation.

A Fierce Domain: Conflict in Cyberspace, 1986 to 2012

- This book sturdily lives up to the billing on its jacket as “the first history of twenty-five years of conflict in cyberspace.”

Disaster Recovery

- The police, firemen, and other first responders have left, and you are taking stock of the emergency that has befallen you, your organization, or your family. What now?

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