From School Library JournalGr 9 UpThis comprehensive text brings a 21st-century perspective to the issues involved in border security and the proposed solutions. The borders considered include the 95,000 miles of shoreline and defined air space, and the 327 official ports of entry. Specific issues in securing the physical land and water borders with Canada and Mexico are discussed separately. Chapters include Background and History, Problems, Controversies and Solutions, Border Security in an International Context, Biographical Sketches, and Data and Documents. The chapter of annotated print and online resources is especially thorough. In-text citations with complete reference lists at the end of each chapter make this resource most helpful for those conducting research or debating topics related to border security, human trafficking, drugs and weapons smuggling, or terrorism.Patricia N. McClune, Conestoga Valley High School, Lancaster, PA. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. " this handbook on border security was a timely release in the 2010 election year, and will continue to be valuable. This useful compendium fills a gap on the reference shelf. The glossary and index are both helpful, but each would benefit from cross-references. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower- and upper-level undergraduates; general readers." - ChoiceAbout the AuthorJudith A. Warner, PhD, is professor of sociology and criminal justice in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Texas AM International University in Laredo, TX. what genre is the name of this book is secret U.S. Border Security: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues)
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful. The management and security of America's national borders (especially its southern border with Mexico) is a burning social issueBy Midwest Book ReviewThe management and security of America's national borders (especially its southern border with Mexico) is a burning social and political issue under the twin impacts of massive illegal immigrations and the current climate of global terrorism targeting people, property, and institutions on American soil. Part of its outstanding 'Contemporary World Issues' series, Judith A. Warner's "U.S. Border Security: A Reference Handbook" is a 381-page compendium covering this broad and controversial subject in depth and detail. "U.S. Border Security: A Reference Handbook" includes an informed and informative introductory essay, a chronology of border security oriented events, legislation, and movements; biographies of activists, advocates, and legislators involved in border security issues; thematically relevant statistics, tables, figures, and documents; as well as a directory of involved organizations and agencies. Enhanced with the inclusion of a glossary, annotated lists of print and non-print resources (including web sites); and a comprehensive subject index, "U.S. Border Security: A Reference Handbook" is a thoroughly 'user friendly' and core addition to school and community library Contemporary Social Issues and American Political Science reference collections and supplemental reading lists.