Terrorism, Personal Security, and Responsible Policy Making

Authored by: John Mueller , Mark G. Stewart

Handbook of Personal Security

Print publication date:  May  2015
Online publication date:  April  2015

Print ISBN: 9781848726758
eBook ISBN: 9781315713595
Adobe ISBN: 9781317498476

10.4324/9781315713595.ch20

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Abstract

As declared in the first sentence of the American Constitution and throughout the work of Thomas Hobbes, a key reason for founding governments is to “ensure domestic Tranquility.” Accordingly, officials serving the public are tasked at the most fundamental level to provide personal security—to expend funds in a manner that most effectively and efficiently keeps people safe.

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