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This exploratory study draws on data from a private bail bond agency in the Midwestern United States to examine who “skips,” the vernacular used by the bail bond industry to classify individuals who have failed to appear (FTA) for their scheduled court appointments. A bivariate regression...
Cultural orientation has long been known to play a substantial role in the decisions individuals make on a range of subjects. This research proposes that participation in acts defined as “terrorism” is strongly correlated to an individual's cultural orientation to collective values. Drawing upon...
The present research addresses the nature of the security guard industry in Singapore. In 2009, Singapore had 273 guard companies employing nearly 29,000 personnel, a number nearly three times that of police officers. In this study, we outline the regulatory framework for the unarmed security...
Hostage negotiation is a communicative event developed to save lives through interpersonal tactics. The current protocol in hostage negotiation relies primarily on verbal communication through landlines. This protocol severely handicaps negotiators as landlines only open a single channel of...
This article examines the threat posed to the general public by small quantities of chemical agents or chemicals of interest. While not of military significance, such chemicals may be of potential interest to nonstate actors and terrorists. I offer a review of historical events involving small...
The use of biological agents to attack water utilities is a real and serious threat that terrorists pose. The Japanese cult Aum Shinrikyo and Muslim extremist groups’ development and deployment of such weapons have proven the potential of a bioterrorist attack. After the terrorist attacks of...
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