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Security, Fire, and Emergency Management:

  • Perspectives on Terrorism: Perspectives on Terrorism seeks to provide a unique platform for established scholars as well as academics and professionals entering the field of Terrorism, Political Violence and Conflict Studies. It invites them to:
    • present their perspectives on the prevention of, and response to, terrorism and related forms of  violent conflict;
    • submit to the journal accounts of evidence-based, empirical scientific research and analyses;
    • use the journal as a forum for debate and commentary on  issues related to the above.
  • 100 Core and Periphery Journals for Terrorism Research
    • The following up-to-date (end of March 2013) resource collection lists one hundred core and periphery journals that are likely to be of significant importance for students, researchers, and professionals in the field of terrorism and counter-terrorism studies. A core journal – as defined by Avishag Gordon – is “a mainstream journal in a discipline, [that] is dedicated to the central themes of the specific scientific field. It carries the name of the field in its title (in most cases). Core journals produce a substantial percentage of the total amount of literature available in any given field. In contrast, a periphery journal “occasionally publishes articles about terrorism but is dedicated mostly to another field of study. This type of journal could be a mainstream publication in a discipline such as economy or sociology; and because it publishes material about terrorism from time to time it is considered a peripheral journal for terrorism subject-area.
    • Source: Compiled and selected by Judith Tinnes Perspectives on Terrorism Vol 7, No 2 (2013)
  • Homeland Security Affairs - The Journal of the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security
    • Homeland Security Affairs is the peer-reviewed online journal of the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS), providing a forum to propose and debate strategies, policies, and organizational arrangements to strengthen U.S. homeland security. The instructors, participants, alumni, and partners of CHDS represent the leading subject matter experts and practitioners in the field of homeland security.

Military Service:

  • United States Office of Personnel Management: Credible Military Service (Chapter 22)
    • This subchapter covers military service that is potentially creditable under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS)
  • United States Office of Personnel Management: Credible Civilian Service (Chapter 20)
    • Overview and Concept of Creditable Service
  • Coast Guard Doctrine
    • Coast Guard Doctrine Publications
  • Doctrine of the US Coast Guard
    • As one of the five military services which make up the Armed Forces of the United States, the Coast Guard exists to defend and preserve the United States as a free nation.
  •  United States Coast Guard: Intelligence 2010
    • Intelligence, describes the theory and philosophy of intelligence as practiced by the Coast Guard. It provides a conceptual framework for understanding and conducting effective intelligence activities.

Public Safety & Law Enforcement:

Criminal Justice & Investigative Services:

  • Challenging the Conventional: Can Truth Commissions Strengthen Peace Processes?
    • This joint report by ICTJ and the Kofi Annan Foundation explores common assumptions about why truth commissions are created in the wake of armed conflict and what factors make them more likely to succeed – or fail. It arises from a high-level symposium hosted by the two organizations in November 2013, which provided an opportunity for policy makers, practitioners, and scholars with significant experience in peacebuilding and transitional justice to discuss and reflect on truth commissions and the challenges of addressing accountability in peace negotiations. The report includes a foreword by Mr. Kofi Annan, a summary of discussions, two analytical papers, five case studies, and a set of conclusions.
  • Office of Justice Publications Database
    • National Criminal Justice Reference Service
  • United States Department of Justice Publications List
    • Reports and publications may be viewed in portable  document format.
  • Creating a New Criminal Justice System for the 21st Century: Findings and Results from State and Local Program Evaluations
    • This monograph has been produced to make proven state and local programs more accessible to planners and practitioners alike. The document is divided into two parts. Part One provides descriptions and evaluations of programs in seven states: Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Hampshire, Oregon, Illinois, Utah, and Oklahoma. Part Two is a summary of evaluations of state and local multijurisdictional task forces funded by Bureau of Justice Assistance.