A Matter of Security

Author: Friedemann Pfafflin
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846424212
Release Date: 2003-09-15
Genre: Psychology

As a psychodynamic theory of both normal development and psychopathology, attachment theory has particular utility for forensic psychiatry. A Matter of Security provides an attachment theory based account of the development of arousal and affect regulation, which offers a new way of thinking about mental disorders in offenders. This book also discusses the development of personality in terms of interpersonal functioning and relationships with others, which is essential to understanding both interpersonal violence and abnormal personality development. Attachment theory also offers a model of therapeutic work with patients that have particular resonance with forensic work because it uses the language of security. This collection focuses on attachment theory applied to forensic psychiatry and psychotherapy.

A Matter of Security

Author: Kay Cornelius
Publisher:
ISBN: 1410419142
Release Date: 2009-10-01
Genre: Fiction

As Leslie Christopher rises on the corporate ladder with NASA, the threat of danger increases, attracting the attention of two men. Who is to be trusted - the FBI agent or the astronaut? Will setting out to prove her worth against life's challenges only lead Leslie to heartache? Or does her heavenly Father have a surprise for her at the end of the road?

Japan s Sea Lane Security 1940 2004

Author: Euan Graham
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415356407
Release Date: 2006
Genre: History

This is the first major English-language study to explore the broad and longstanding connections between Japan’s national security and the safety of its sea lanes. Tracing issues from pre-and post-1945 eras, the book explores how Japan’s concerns with sea lane protection have developed across such diverse fields as military strategy, diplomacy, trade policy, energy security, and law enforcement. Drawing upon case study material and primary research including interviews with officials and security analysts, the book presents a chronological analysis of Japan’s sea lane security. While Japan’s security policies have recently undergone relatively rapid change, a historical treatment of sea lane security issues reveals long-term continuity in security policymakers’ perceptions and responses regarding Japan's defence and foreign policy. Revealing a neglected but important aspect of Japan’s military and economic security, the book investigates why officials and analysts continue to portray the defence of Japan’s sea lanes as ‘a matter of life and death’.

In the Matter of J Robert Oppenheimer

Author: Richard Polenberg
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801486610
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

At the end of World War II, J. Robert Oppenheimer was one of America's preeminent physicists. For his work as director of the Manhattan Project, he was awarded the Medal for Merit, the highest honor the U.S. government can bestow on a civilian. Yet, in 1953, Oppenheimer was denied security clearance amidst allegations that he was "more probably than not" an "agent of the Soviet Union." Determined to clear his name, he insisted on a hearing before the Atomic Energy Commission's Personnel Security Board.In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer contains an edited and annotated transcript of the 1954 hearing, as well as the various reports resulting from it. Drawing on recently declassified FBI files, Richard Polenberg's introductory and concluding essays situate the hearing in the Cold War period, and his thoughtful analysis helps explain why the hearing was held, why it turned out as it did, and what that result meant, both for Oppenheimer and for the United States.Among the forty witnesses who testified were many who had played vitally important roles in the making of U.S. nuclear policy: Enrico Fermi, Hans Bethe, Edward Teller, Vannevar Bush, George F. Kennan, and Oppenheimer himself. The hearing provides valuable insights into the development of the atomic bomb and the postwar debate among scientists over the hydrogen bomb, the conflict between the foreign policy and military establishments over national defense, and the controversy over the proper standards to apply in assessing an individual's loyalty. It reveals as well the fears and anxieties that plagued America during the Cold War era.

Digital Video Surveillance and Security

Author: Anthony C. Caputo
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780124200432
Release Date: 2014-03-18
Genre: Social Science

The use of digital surveillance technology is rapidly growing as it becomes significantly cheaper for live and remote monitoring. The second edition of Digital Video Surveillance and Security provides the most current and complete reference for security professionals and consultants as they plan, design, and implement surveillance systems to secure their places of business. By providing the necessary explanations of terms, concepts, and technological capabilities, this revised edition addresses the newest technologies and solutions available on the market today. With clear descriptions and detailed illustrations, Digital Video Surveillance and Security is the only book that shows the need for an overall understanding of the digital video surveillance (DVS) ecosystem. Highly visual with easy-to-read diagrams, schematics, tables, troubleshooting charts, and graphs Includes design and implementation case studies and best practices Uses vendor-neutral comparisons of the latest camera equipment and recording options

Policy change in the Area of Freedom Security and Justice

Author: Florian Trauner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317660460
Release Date: 2014-10-30
Genre: Political Science

The EU plays an increasingly important role in issues such as the fight against organised crime and the management of migration flows, transforming the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ) into a priority of the EU’s political and legislative agenda. This book investigates whether institutional change - the gradual communitarisation of the AFSJ - has triggered policy change, and in doing so, explores the nature and direction of this policy change. By analysing the role of the EU’s institutions in a systematic, theory-informed and comparative way, it provides rich insights into the dynamics of EU decision-making in areas involving high stakes for human rights and civil liberties. Each chapter contains three sections examining: the degree of policy change in the different AFSJ fields, ranging from immigration and counter-terrorism to data protection the role of EU institutions in this process of change a case study determining the mechanisms of change. The book will be of interest to practitioners, students and scholars of European politics and law, EU policy-making, security and migration studies, as well as institutional change.

Schneier on Security

Author: Bruce Schneier
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470505625
Release Date: 2009-03-16
Genre: Computers

Presenting invaluable advice from the world?s most famous computer security expert, this intensely readable collection features some of the most insightful and informative coverage of the strengths and weaknesses of computer security and the price people pay -- figuratively and literally -- when security fails. Discussing the issues surrounding things such as airplanes, passports, voting machines, ID cards, cameras, passwords, Internet banking, sporting events, computers, and castles, this book is a must-read for anyone who values security at any level -- business, technical, or personal.

Democracy Society and the Governance of Security

Author: Jennifer Wood
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139450751
Release Date: 2006-02-23
Genre: Social Science

The promotion of security is no longer a state monopoly. It is dispersed and takes place through the practices of states, corporations, non-governmental actors and community-based organizations. But what do we know about the ways in which 'security' is thought about and promoted in this pluralized field of delivery? Are democratic values being advanced and protected, or threatened and compromised? Wood and Dupont bring together a team of renowned scholars to shed light on our understanding of the arrangements for contemporary security governance. Offering a 'friendly dialogue' between those who argue that democratic transformation rests in the development of strong state institutions and those who propose a more de-centered agenda, the scholars in this volume bring cutting-edge theoretical analyses to bear on empirical examples. This volume will appeal to researchers in the fields of criminology, political science, sociology and security studies.

Watergate and the Grave National Security Matter

Author: Jerry Rogers
Publisher: Jerry Rogers
ISBN: 9781535608947
Release Date: 2017-11-20
Genre: Political Science

This book is the untold Watergate story involving Air Force Major Jerry Rogers, a career officer, considered to be a Soviet spy by President Nixon and operations by the White House Plumbers to neutralize and destroy him. This book thoroughly documents the available records and is autobiographical in reporting his experiences during Watergate and afterward. At the time President Nixon considered this as “the Grave National Security Matter” and never to be disclosed, fearing that such would destroy the command and control structure of the entire US military. This matter was known at the time by members of the Senate Watergate Committee with Vice Committee Chair Senator Howard Baker calling it Watergate’s “missing link.” The Watergate Special Prosecutor and various judicial and court officials were knowledgeable. Rogers, the author, reports out to the American People what he feels that have an absolute need to know about this untold Watergate chapter.

National Security and International Environmental Cooperation in the Arctic the Case of the Northern Sea Route

Author: Willy Østreng
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401147606
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The basic objective of this report is to place the debate about the future of the Northern Sea Route into the larger picture of Arctic politics and the emerging agenda of the Arctic as a developing region in international society. National security and international environmental cooperation, are the objects of study employed, both separately and in various conceptual combinations, to realize this purpose. To help me in this, I was privileged to draw on the profound expertise of my highly esteemed co-authors, Professor Franklyn Griffiths at the University of Toronto and Senior Researchers at IMEMO in Moscow: Raphael Vartanov, Alexei Roginko and Alexander Kolossov. To their cooperative spirit, friendship and solid contributions to this report, ( am deeply indebted. The report is the result of multiple contributions, both in terms of substance and funding, extending far beyond the inputs of the team of authors. The professional input and thorough work 'behind the scene' done by Liv Astrid Sverdrup, Researcher at FNI at an early stage of the project, has been invaluable. Senior Consultant Kjell Moe at the Norwegian Polar Institute also provided valuable comments and improvements to the biological parts of the Introductory chapter, whilst Senior Consultant Ann Skarstad at FNI, worked wonders with the language for those of us not having English as our mother tongue. Claes Lykke Ragner, Deputy head of the (NSROP secretariat, and Dr.

European Security Policy and Strategic Culture

Author: Peter Schmidt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317980339
Release Date: 2013-09-13
Genre: History

With the Lisbon Treaty in place and the European Union increasingly involved in international crisis management and stabilization operations in places near and far, this volume revisits the trajectory of a European strategic culture. Specifically, it studies the usefulness of its application in a variety of circumstances, including the EU’s operations in Africa and the Balkans as well as joint operations with NATO and the United Nations. The contributors find that strategic culture is a useful tool to explain and understand the EU's civilian and military operations, not in the sense of a ‘cause’, but as a European normative framework of preferences and constraints. Accordingly, classical notions of strategic culture in the field of international security must be adapted to highlight the specific character of Europe's strategic culture, especially by taking the interaction with the United Nations and NATO into account. Though at variance over the extent to which security and defence missions have demonstrated or promoted a shared strategic culture in Europe, the authors reveal a growing sense that a cohesive strategic culture is critical in the EU’s ambition of being a global actor. Should Europe fail to nurture a shared strategic culture, its actions will be based much more on flexibility than on cohesion. This book was published as a special issue of Contemporary Security Policy.