New Government Report: People Crossing Borders: An Analysis of U.S. Border Protection Policies (ISBN: 1437933955)
People Crossing Borders: An Analysis of U.S. Border Protection Policies (ISBN: 1437933955)
By Chad C. Haddal (Paperback, 54 pages, 2010, $25)
The top four big cities in America with the lowest rates of violent crime are all in border states: Austin, El Paso, Phoenix and San Diego, according to the FBI. And the U.S. Customs and Border Protection says that Border Patrol agents face far less danger than street cops in most U.S. cities.
The current state of border protection strategy presents at least three questions: (1) What does the current border protection framework consist of? (2) Is it working? and (3) Are there more effective alternatives to achieve border protection? This report addresses these three questions through two competing models. Contents: (1) Defining the Evolving Challenge; (2) Competing Models; (3) Advantages and Disadvantages of a Geographically Focused Border Strategy; (4) Current Border Protection Framework; (5) Layered Border Security; (6) Expanding the Borders; (7) Maximizing Domain Awareness; (8) Systemic Challenges and Resulting Vulnerabilities; (9) Are the Border Policies Working?; (10) What Can Be Done?; (11) Conclusion.
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