This book introduces students to the dynamic and complex enterprise that is homeland security. Using a broad lens, the authors explore key operational and content areas, as well as the practices and policies that are part of an effective homeland security program. With original essays from academics and practitioners, the book encapsulates the breadth of homeland security as it exists today. Topical coverage includes: administration, intelligence, critical infrastructure protection, emergency management, terrorism and counterterrorism, law and policy, technology and systems, strategic planning, strategic communication, civil-military affairs, private sector involvement, environmental security, and public health. Accessible, engaging, and comprehensive, this is an essential resource for courses on homeland security.
Table of Contents
Part I HS Organization & Administration
Introduction A brief look at DHS
HS Law and Policy
Public and Private Sector Interdependencies
Part II – HS Resources
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Defense Support of Civil Authorities
Technology and Systems in HS
Environmental Security & Public Health
Part III HS Strategies
Probabilistic Risk Assessment
Part IV ---Concluding Thoughts
Origins post 9/11
Keith Gregory Logan is an associate professor of criminal justice at Kutztown University and the editor/author of Homeland Security and Intelligence. A former federal law enforcement officer and security officer, he also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia and the Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA).
James D. Ramsay is professor and coordinator of the Homeland Security program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Dr. Ramsay currently serves as the chair of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Education Standards Committee and is the accreditation coordinator for the Homeland Security Defense Education Consortium Association.