410 pages | 73 B/W Illus.
Since the attacks of 9/11, billions of dollars and countless resources have been committed and expended in the attempt to make the nation more secure. Introduction to Homeland Security: Second Edition is written by a team of homeland security and justice professionals on the cutting edge of the field. The text is a comprehensive examination of current and future challenges and explores how the United States has chosen to confront these threats with both its military and civilian agencies.
Each chapter begins with objectives and ends with a summary, key terms, and discussion questions. Ample references encourage further study and research. The book is a premier text 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.
"This textbook is a comprehensive account of the components of Homeland Security. The volume’s chapters discuss how Homeland Security is defined, the threats it is intended to counter and manage, the foundations of emergency management, how Homeland Security is organized in the United States, the function and operations of organizations involved in Homeland Security, disaster response and recovery, threats to the homeland presented by international terrorism, domestic terrorism, border and transportation security, the role of intelligence in Homeland Security, and the future of Homeland Security. Each chapter begins with objectives and concludes with a summary, definition of key terms, discussion questions, and reference resources."
—Book review by Dr. Joshua Sinai appearing in Perspectives on Terrorism, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2014
"…a detailed examination of the many facets that comprise contemporary homeland security. It’s useful as an overview of today’s homeland security environment. For the student or young professional, there is ample material to learn the scores of organizations, stakeholders, and personalities. The authors do a commendable job informing the reader that security is not simply a function of armed personnel at fence lines and checkpoints. Disaster preparedness, mitigation, and recovery are critical capabilities that complement security planning."
—Anthony McGinty, CPP, in Security Management
Introduction to Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Vital National Interests and the Defense of the Homeland
Foundations of Emergency Management
Protection of the Homeland and the Establishment and Organization of the United States Department of Homeland Security
Homeland Security: Function and Operations
The Partnerships of Homeland Security
Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation Strategies
Disaster Response and Recovery
Principle Natural Hazards and Accidents Facing the United States
International Terrorism and Threat Groups
Domestic Threats, Threat Groups, and Terrorism
Border and Transportation Security
The Role of Intelligence in Homeland Security
The Globalized World and Homeland Security
The Future of Homeland Security