Critical Thinking the X Factor in Criminology, Security and Risk (Vol 3)

Critical Thinking the X Factor in Criminology, Security and Risk (Vol 3)


By Dr Rommel Manwong (Prof) PhD CST CPP

Critical Thinking the X Factor in Criminology, Security and Risk provides an in-depth source of knowledge and literature for criminologists, security and risk investigation practitioners. So far, it is the only material in this field that comprehensively discussed various specific techniques for all types of investigative works.

The author took the initiative to lay down the ground rules for the modern and future investigators, analysts and field operators. This pdf manuscript is a must read!


By Laurence Barton Distinguished Professor of Crisis Management and Public Safety at the University of Central Florida, USA

Thank you for the honour of reading this important work.  It took several days because the depth of the topics is so exhaustive, let alone the quality of the research. You have conducted a major service for the security community as well as those facing migration, technology and human capital aspects of adopting to a new era in which we have no roadmap, no genuine consensus across borders on protocols, and, it could be argued, we are even more fractured than a decade ago despite the web, more transparent data and so many other advancements.  In short, you present a compelling case for future scholars to continue your groundbreaking work. 

By visiting Professor Philip Baum

Security measures have often been implemented in the aftermath of an attack, yet truly effective security needs to be proactive in nature and served up with a healthy dose of common sense. Those who pose a threat are, after all, thinking outside the box and formulating plans that circumvent existing protocols. This requires a thorough understanding of one’s operational environment and an appraisal as to how we approach security. Critical thinking is a behavioural science, and one explored in detail by Juan Kristen in his paper entitled ‘Critical thinking the X Factor in Criminology, Security and Risk’. Kirsten’s comprehensive analysis of the latest literature related to operational mindset demonstrates that, in order to really excel – and find that ‘something or other’ that spells the difference between success and failure, then we need to reboot our tactical arsenal and deploy, as he calls it, the ‘X Factor’. In doing so, Kirsten expertly illustrates that we can not only address the traditional security threats of the past, such as hijacking and suicidal terrorism, but also put ourselves in a position to prevent the threats of the future, such as those posed by biological or chemical warfare, and the safety and health challenges, such as pandemics, which can, as we all know, emerge when we least expect them. By visiting Professor Philip Baum, Aviation Security, Coventry University. Managing Director, Green Light Limited; and, Chair, Behavioural Analysis Conference.


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