Understanding Homeland Security is a unique textbook on homeland security that blends the latest research from the areas of immigration policy, counterterrorism research, and border security with practical insight from homeland security experts and leaders such as former Secretaries of the Department of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge and Janet Napolitano.
The textbook also includes:
The target audience for this text is advanced undergraduate or entry-level graduate students in criminology, intelligence analysis, public policy, public affairs, international affairs or law programs. This textbook meets requirements for entry-level introductory courses in homeland security.
"The unaccompanied minor issue is another reflection of the failure of political leadership from both political parties to grasp the national implications of an immigration system that is in need of overhaul"
– From Zaffar’s interview with Tom Ridge, Former Secretary of Homeland Security (2003-05) in Chapters 1 and 2.
"…[T]hat is immigration…you have a system that no longer matches reality, our economic needs, nor our moral values."
-- From Zaffar’s interview with Janet Napolitano, Former Secretary of Homeland Security (2009-13) in Chapter 4.
Chapter 1: Homeland Security Before 9/11
Chapter 2: The Formation of the Homeland Security Enterprise After 9/11
Chapter 3: Immigration
Chapter 4: Border Threats, Border Security & Risk assessment
Chapter 5: Intelligence
Chapter 6: Transportation
Chapter 7: Emergency Management & Hazards
Chapter 8: Cybersecurity
Chapter 9: Infrastructure Protection & Technology
Chapter 10: Civil Rights, Civil Liberties & Privacy