Counterintelligence Theory and Practice

Counterintelligence Theory and Practice

by Hank Prunckun

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In 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781786606884
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/21/2019
Series: Security and Professional Intelligence Education Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 126,673
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Hank Prunckun, PhD is a research criminologist at the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security, Charles Sturt University, Sydney.

Table of Contents

Editor’s Foreword
About the Study Questions
Key Concepts to Note
Chapter 1: Challenges for Counterintelligence
Chapter 2: Fundamentals of Counterintelligence
Chapter 3: Counterintelligence Theory
Chapter 4: Defensive Counterintelligence Planning
Chapter 5: Tenets of Defensive Counterintelligence
Chapter 6: Defensive Counterintelligence: Physical Security
Chapter 7: Defensive Counterintelligence: Personnel Security
Chapter 8: Defensive Counterintelligence: Information Security
Chapter 9: Defensive Counterintelligence: Communications Security
Chapter 10: Tenets of Offensive Counterintelligence
Chapter 11: Offensive Counterintelligence: Detection
Chapter 12: Offensive Counterintelligence: Deception
Chapter 13: Offensive Counterintelligence: Neutralization
Chapter 14: Ethics of Counterintelligence
Appendix A — Sample Personal History Statement
Appendix B — Sample Non-Disclosure Agreement
Appendix C — Selected Summary of Audio Surveillance Devices
Appendix D — Specimen Chain of Custody Record
About the Author
Subject Index

What People are Saying About This

Jeremy G. Carter

Literature on intelligence-related issues often suffers from a combination of generalities and misspecifications – Dr. Prunckun’s Counterintelligence Theory and Practice remedies these shortcomings. This book provides both scholars and professionals with tangible action-steps to advance counterintelligence research and refine counterintelligence practices. While the book may focus on counterintelligence, it is certainly a must-read for those seeking guidance on all types of intelligence-related phenomena.

Patrick F. Walsh

In an increasingly complex security environment – dominated by ‘global outlaws’- and in a world where civil society is challenging the very notion of what is ‘secret’ and what is in the public interest, counterintelligence will become an even more important part of effective intelligence practice. Prunckun offers in this book a unique, comprehensive and open source treatment of counterintelligence theory and practice, which will provide valuable insights to intelligence practitioners and scholars.

Jan Goldman

From the foreword: I am extremely proud to say that this book is one of the few unclassified publications that actually describes what constitutes a successful counterintelligence operation, as well as the elements that compose such an operation. In essence, counterintelligence is about a government’s ability to keep secrets, and this book explains how to do it from both an academic and practitioners’ point of view, which makes this a very special publication.

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