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Professor Marie-Helen Maras’s New Book Depicts the Transnational Nature of Security Risks

Associate Professor Marie-Helen Maras of the Department of Security, Fire and Emergency Management recently published Transnational Security by CRC Press. In the book, she illustrates how globalization has transformed security into a transnational phenomenon.

According to CRC Press, the “book analyzes the most pressing current transnational security threats, including weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, organized crime, cybercrime, natural disasters, human-made disasters, infectious diseases, food insecurity, water insecurity, and energy insecurity. It considers the applicable international laws and examines how key international organizations are dealing with these issues.”

Maras is the author of Computer Forensics: Cybercriminals, Laws and Evidence (now in its second edition) and has also published two additional major works at Jones & Bartlett Learning titled, Exploring Criminal Justice: The Essentials; and Counterterrorism. She has also published in peer-reviewed academic journal articles on the economic, social and political consequences of measures seeking the surveillance of the telecommunications and electronic communications data of all EU citizens in the European Journal of Law and Economics, International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice and the Hamburg Review of Social Sciences. Moreover, she completed an edited volume titled CRC Press Reader on Terrorism.

In addition to her teaching and academic work, her background includes approximately seven years of service in the U.S. Navy with significant experience in security and law enforcement from her posts as a Navy Law Enforcement Specialist and Command Investigator.