Counterintelligence Theory and Practice, Second Edition

Henry Prunckun

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Abstract

n this thoroughly updated and revised edition of Counterintelligence Theory and Practice, Hank Prunckun provides all of the elements required for a successful counterintelligence operation from both an academic and a practitioner’s point of view. It offers an advanced understanding of the underlying theory that supports the art and science of the craft, and examines the challenges and practicalities of defensive and offensive counterintelligence. Designed for students in intelligence studies as well as professional training classes, this text explores issues related to national security, military, law enforcement, and corporate as well as private affairs.
LanguageEnglish
PublisherRowman and Littlefield
Number of pages272
ISBN (Print)978-1786606877, 1786606879
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78660-689-1
Publication statusIn preparation - 04 Feb 2019

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Bibliographical note

Henry (Hank) Prunckun, BS, MSocSc, MPhil, PhD, is a research criminologist at the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security, Charles Sturt University, Sydney. He specializes in the study of transnational crime—espionage, terrorism, and drugs and arms trafficking, as well as cybercrime. He is the author of numerous reviews, articles, chapters, and books, including: Terrorism and Counterterrorism: A Comprehensive Introduction to Actors and Actions (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2019); Methods of Inquiry for Intelligence Analysis, Third Edition (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019);Cyber Weaponry: Issues and Implications of Digital Arms (Springer, 2018); How to Undertake Surveillance and Reconnaissance (Pen & Sword Books, 2015); Intelligence and Private Investigation (Charles C Thomas, 2013); Shadow of Death: An Analytic Bibliography on Political Violence, Terrorism, and Low-Intensity Conflict (Scarecrow Press, 1995); Special Access Required: A Practitioner’s Guide to Law Enforcement Intelligence Literature (Scarecrow Press, 1990); and Information Security: A Practical Handbook on Business Counterintelligence (Charles C Thomas, 1989). He is the winner of two literature awards and a professional service award from the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts. Dr. Prunckun has served in several strategic research and tactical intelligence capacities within the criminal justice system during his previous twenty-eight-year operational career, including almost five years as a senior counterterrorism policy analyst. In addition, he has held several operational postings in investigation and security.

Research Statement

The English philosopher and scientist Francis Bacon is attributed to saying: “He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.” If intelligence officers and analysts are to avoid “new evils” when it comes to the security of classified information and the secret operations these data underpin, it follows that they must apply new remedies. To do this, a book that addresses the issues of counterintelligence theory and practice is needed.<br/>This book goes some way toward filling the void in the subject literature that has been present for some time. For instance, during my previous twenty-eight years as a practitioner in the fields of security, investigation, intelligence, and research, I have found that there was a dearth of texts available on counterintelligence that discussed in simple, clear terms such as the craft’s theory and practice. This is not to say that there are only a few texts on the subject—to the contrary, there are many. However, many of these books tend to be written with disappointingly little practical explanation and no theoretical base. Because of this, many of these texts view counterintelligence simply as “security,” which it is not. As such, although there are many texts on library shelves that contain the title counterintelligence, they are, in my view, narrow and somewhat limiting in their coverage and do not place counterintelligence in the context in which it needs to sit. For the new counterintelligence recruit, or for the instructor teaching the subject, these texts leave them wanting.<br/>

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