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Introduction to Homeland Security, Third Edition

ISBN 9781032011110
Published June 16, 2021 by CRC Press
495 Pages 124 B/W Illustrations

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Introduction to Homeland Security, Third Edition provides the latest developments in the policy and operations of domestic security efforts of the agencies under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This includes the FBI, Secret Service, FEMA, the Coast Guard, TSA and numerous other federal agencies responsible for critical intelligence, emergency response, and the safety and security of U.S. citizens at home and abroad. Changes in DHS and domestic security are presented from pre-September 11, 2001 days, to include the formation of DHS under President George W. Bush, all the way through to the current administration. Through this, the many transformative events are looked at through the lens of DHS’s original establishment, and the frequent changes to the various agencies, organization, reporting structure, funding, and policies that have occurred since.

This new edition is completely updated and includes coverage of topics relevant to homeland security operations not covered in any other text currently available. This includes highlighting the geopolitical context and the nature of global terrorism—and their implications—specifically as they relate to threats to the United States. Partnerships and collaboration with global allies are highlighted in the context of their relevance to international trade, domestic policies, training, and security. The book ends with a look at emerging threats and potential new, creative solutions—and initiatives in-process within the government—to respond to and address such threats.

Key Features:

  • Explores the history and formation of the Department of Homeland Security, recent developments, as well as the role and core missions of core agencies within DHS
  • Outlines man-made threats, intelligence challenges, and intra-agency communication, planning, and operations
  • Looks critically at the role of geopolitical dynamics, key international allies, and their influence on domestic policy and decision-making
  • Covers the latest developments in programs, legislation, and policy relative to all transportation and border security issues
  • Examines current issues and emerging global threats associated with extremism and terrorism
  • Addresses natural and man-made disasters and the emergency management cycle in preparing for, mitigating against, responding to, and recovering from such events

Introduction to Homeland Security, Third Edition remains the premier textbook for criminal justice, homeland security, national security, and intelligence programs in universities and an ideal reference for professionals as well as policy and research institutes.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Homeland Security and Emergency Management 

Chapter 2: Vital National Interests and the Defense of the Homeland 

Chapter 3: Principle Hazards 

Chapter 4: Protection of the Homeland and the Establishment of the United States Department of Homeland Security 

 Chapter 5: Homeland Security and Emergency Management: Function and Operations 

Chapter 6: The Partnerships of Homeland Security and Emergency Management 

Chapter 7: Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation Strategies 

Chapter 8: Disaster Response, Recover, and Resilience 

Chapter 9: Domestic Extremism: Threats, Threat Groups, and Terrorism 

Chapter 10: International Terrorism and Extremism: Operations and Sustainment 

Chapter 11: The Role of Intelligence in Homeland Security 

Chapter 12: Protection Our Nation’s Infrastructure: Border and Transportation Security 

Chapter 13: International Emergency Management 

Chapter 14: Globalization, Geopolitics, and Homeland Security 


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David Hughes McElreath, PhD is a Professor and the former Chair, Department of Legal Studies at the University of Mississippi; former Professor and Chair, Department of Criminal Justice, Washburn University; Associate Professor, Southeast Missouri State University; Assistant Professor, University of Southern Mississippi; Instructor, Itawamba Community College (Miss); Adjunct Faculty, The United State Marine Corps University.  He is a retired Colonel (USMC), former law enforcement officer (police officer and deputy sheriff), corrections officer and park ranger.  His education and training include a Ph.D. in Adult Education and Criminal Justice, University of Southern Mississippi; M.S.S., United States Army War College; M.C.J., University of Mississippi; B.P.A., University of Mississippi.  He is a graduate of the United States Army War College. He is also the author of numerous publications in the field of criminal justice and homeland security.   A former member and chair of the Mississippi Crime Stoppers Council, he currently serves on the Mississippi State Board of Veterans Affairs.   He and his wife live outside of Oxford, Mississippi in the College Hill community.  They have three daughters and three grandchildren. 

Daniel Adrian Doss, PhD is Associate Professor and Director of the Doctor of Business Administration Program with Lincoln Memorial University.  He formerly served as Assistant Professor, College of Business Administration, University of West Alabama; Assistant Professor, Belhaven College; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Adjunct Professor at Tulane University; and Chair of Graduate Business and Management, University of Phoenix (Memphis). He is an alumni of Jackson State University and the Jake Ayers Institute of Research in Urban Higher Education. His professional career included software engineering, systems integration and testing, and analytical positions in both the defense and commercial sectors. Credentials also include Colonel, Mississippi State Guard; graduate of the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officer's Academy. His education consists of a Ph.D., Jackson State University, D.Litt. et. Phil., University of South Africa; and Ph.D., Northcentral University.  His research interests are in the areas of business administration, criminal justice, higher education, and information systems.

Barbara R. Russo, PhD is a 19-year veteran of the fire service, serving as both a volunteer and career professional, most recently as the Division Chief of Training and Standards for the City of Jacksonville (NC) Fire Department (2009-2012). She was selected as the Emergency Management Coordinator for Ole Miss in March of 2016. She returned to the academic setting in the Fall of 2012 to head the Fire and Emergency Services Administration bachelor's degree program at Fayetteville State University (NC) where she also served as an Assistant Professor as a member of the Department of Government and History. She has had the privilege of presenting at the 2015 Virginia Fire and Rescue Conference, International Association of Women in the Fire & Emergency Services 2015 Leadership Conference and the 2015 Fire-Rescue International Conference held in Atlanta, and the 7th Annual Women in Public Service Conference in Portsmouth, VA. Her research interests include race and gender issues in the fire and emergency services and fire service law and policy. She earned her Doctorate of Philosophy in Fire and Emergency Management Administration from Oklahoma State University in 2013 and holds a master's degree in the same discipline, also from OSU.

Gregg W. Etter Sr., EDD is a Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of Central Missouri. He is a retired Lieutenant with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, KS. His education and training include an Ed.D. in Occupational and Adult Education, Oklahoma State University, MA in Criminal Justice, Wichita State University, BGS, Wichita State University. He is a graduate of the USAF Air Command and Staff College. He is considered a gang expert by the National Gang Crime Research Center and the courts. He is the author of numerous books and articles on criminal justice, gangs and extremist groups. Dr. Etter has trained police and military forces in the United States and Canada.

Jeffrey Van Slyke, PhD is a Professor at Jacksonville State University.  His professional background is extensive with a background in a wide range of justice, homeland security and emergency management related positions.  He is a retired Chief of Police with an inclusive background of emergency management/crisis response, threat assessment, law enforcement services, and special security details. During his career as a Chief of Police, Dr. Van Slyke has experientially managed and responded to such emergencies as tornados, bomb threats, Hurricane Katrina, nor’easter storms, plane crash, suicides/homicides, chemical spills, residence hall fires, and mitigated two credible active-shooter scenarios. Dr. Van Slyke also assisted with facilitating 21 Presidential visits, and was responsible for maintaining the security of a Presidential library, a nuclear laboratory, a university airport, athletic events, concerts, and movie sets. While serving as Chief of Police at the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Van Slyke assisted the United States Secret Service with the protective responsibilities of President George W. Bush’s daughter (Jenna), and was awarded the U.S. Secret Service Certificate of Appreciation by President Bush in recognition of his efforts. Dr. Van Slyke attended earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Auburn University; Master’s degree, Western Carolina University in Public Administration; Doctorate in Higher Education from the University of Texas. Dr. Van Slyke also attended the F.B.I. National Academy and the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center.

Capt. Joseph E. Skinner MCJ (USN) is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, the United States Naval War College (Masters in National Security and International Relations), the University of Mississippi (Master in Criminal Justice)  and the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies. Throughout a distinguished Naval career, he served in a wide variety of command and staff positions, to include, but not limited to command of a nuclear-power submarine USS LOUISVILLE (SSN 724), assignment with the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy, Taiwan.  He and his wife Elizabeth live in Oxford, Mississippi. 

Michael Corey, MCJ:  Mike Corey, BGS, MCJ  is the Chairman of Connecticut Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD), National VOAD Volunteer Management Committee Chairman, and Diocesan Disaster Coordinator for the Episcopal Church in Connecticut. He has two decades of experience in emergency management, disaster response and public safety. His areas of expertise include volunteer management, communications, training, emergency planning, and organizational partnerships.  emergency management, and public safety telecommunications positions with the Howard County Sheriff's Department (IN), University Police Department (MS), and St. Helena Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (LA). His education includes a bachelors in political science from Indiana University and a masters in criminal justice from the University of Mississippi. His areas of expertise include emergency management, disaster intelligence, mass care, emotional and spiritual care, donations management, media and public relations, corporate and organizational response to disasters, disaster communications, and volunteer management.

Carl J. Jensen, PhD serves as Professor and Head of the Department of Intelligence and Security Studies at The Citadel. He is a 1978 graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy and served in the Navy from 1978 until 1983, first aboard the nuclear fleet ballistic missile submarine USS George Washington Carver and then as an aide to the Commander of Submarine Group Five. He subsequently enjoyed a 22-year career in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he served as a field agent in the Atlanta, San Francisco, and Cleveland field offices; a Forensic Examiner/Cryptanalyst in the FBI Laboratory; and a Supervisory Special Agent in the Behavioral Science Unit (BSU). As a member of the BSU, Dr. Jensen taught law enforcement officers about violent serial offenders and the linking together of serial crimes through behavioral analysis. He was also the lead instructor for the FBI National Academy’s terrorism course for several years. While in the FBI, Dr. Jensen founded the Futures Working Group (FWG), a collaboration between the FBI and the Society of Police Futurists International.  He and his family reside in South Carolina.

Michael Wigginton, PhD is Assistant Teaching Professor, the University of Southern Mississippi.  Formerly her held appointments as Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Director of the University of Mississippi Master of Criminal Justice Executive Cohort Program, Department of Legal Studies, with the University of Mississippi, Assistant Professor Troy State University; Assistant Professor, Southeast Louisiana University and an adjunct professor with Tulane University, Senior Special Agent, United States Customs Service, Special Agent, United States Drug Enforcement Administration, detective and State Trooper, Louisiana State Police, police officer, New Orleans Police Department and an United States Air Force Security Police Dog Handler with service in Vietnam.  His education and training include a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, University of Southern Mississippi;  M.S. The University of New Orleans; M.S. The University of Alabama; B.A. Loyola University of New Orleans.  He is also the author of numerous publications on the criminal justice system.

Robert Nations, Jr., MA is the former Director of the Shelby County Office of Preparedness, which represents the coordination of both Homeland Security and the Emergency Management Agency for Memphis/Shelby County, Tennessee and the Memphis/Shelby Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI).  Bob is a career law enforcement officer and police administrator serving in those related fields from 1972 through his current position.  Prior to coming to Shelby County, he served as State Director of Homeland Security for Mississippi, and was Chief of Operations for homeland security during Hurricane Katrina.  Bob is in Project Management with the University of Mississippi in the Legal Studies Department and is a part-time faculty member at the University of Memphis in the Department of Criminal Justice. Bob is a graduate of the Naval Post Graduate School’s Center for Homeland Security and Defense – Executive Leadership Program. He currently serves on the Homeland Security Advisory Board at Daniel Webster College in Nashua, New Hampshire.  Bob is a recognized public speaker/writer at regional and national conferences.