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The Resource Estimating terrorism risk, Henry H. Willis [and others]

Estimating terrorism risk, Henry H. Willis [and others]

Label
Estimating terrorism risk
Title
Estimating terrorism risk
Statement of responsibility
Henry H. Willis [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for protecting the United States from terrorism. It achieves this goal partly through the Urban Areas Security Initiative, which allocates resources to states and urban areas. Until DHS can know the effectiveness of available risk-reduction alternatives or determine reasonable minimum standards for community preparedness, allocating homeland security resources based on risk is the next best approach; areas at higher risk are likely to have more and larger opportunities for risk reduction than areas at lower risk. This monograph offers a method for constructing an estimate of city risk shares, designed to perform well across a wide range of threat scenarios and risk types. It also proposes and demonstrates a framework for comparing the performance of alternative risk estimates given uncertainty in measuring the elements of risk. Finally, it makes five recommendations for improving the allocation of homeland security resources: DHS should consistently define terrorism risk in terms of expected annual consequences; DHS should seek robust risk estimators that account for uncertainty about terrorism risk and variance in citizen values; DHS should develop event-based models of terrorism risk; until reliable event-based models are constructed, DHS should use density-weighted population rather than population as a simple risk indicator; and DHS should fund research to bridge the gap between terrorism risk assessment and resource allocation policies that are cost-effective
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
363.32
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6432
LC item number
.E78 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Willis, Henry H
  • Rand Corporation
Series statement
Rand Corporation monograph series
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  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Federal aid to terrorism prevention
Label
Estimating terrorism risk, Henry H. Willis [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"MG-388-RC"--Page 4 of cover
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 63-66)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Terrorism risk and its components -- Accounting for uncertainty and values in terrorism risk assessment -- Two approaches to estimating terrorism risk in urban areas -- Evaluating the performance of different estimates of terrorism risk -- Conclusions and recommendations
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 66 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833040930
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Estimating terrorism risk, Henry H. Willis [and others]
Publication
Note
"MG-388-RC"--Page 4 of cover
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 63-66)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Terrorism risk and its components -- Accounting for uncertainty and values in terrorism risk assessment -- Two approaches to estimating terrorism risk in urban areas -- Evaluating the performance of different estimates of terrorism risk -- Conclusions and recommendations
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 66 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833040930
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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