495 Pages 124 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    495 Pages 124 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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 



    David H. McElreath, Daniel Adrian Doss, Barbara Russo, Greg Etter, Jeffrey Van Slyke, Joseph Skinner, Michael Corey, Carl J. Jensen III, Michael Wiggington Jr., Robert Nations