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Introduction to Homeland Security

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This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 1/31/2012.
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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.

Author Biography

Keith Gregory Logan is associate professor of criminal justice at Kutztown University and the editor/author of Homeland Security and Intelligence. James D. Ramsay is professor and coordinator of the homeland security program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
Acronymsp. xi
The Organization and Administration of Homeland Security
A First Look at the Department of Homeland Securityp. 5
Homeland Security Law and Policyp. 19
Public- and Private-Sector Partnerships in Homeland Securityp. 47
Homeland Security Resources
Critical Infrastructure Protectionp. 73
Homeland Security Intelligencep. 97
Defense Support of Civil Authoritiesp. 125
Homeland Security Techno logyp. 161
Environmental Security and Public Healthp. 203
Homeland Security Strategies
Emergency Managementp. 241
Strategic Communicationp. 263
Strategic Planningp. 285
Terrorism and Counterterrorismp. 313
America and Terrorism in the Twenty-First Centuryp. 351
Foundations of Homeland Security Educationp. 365
Epiloguep. 379
Acknowledgmentsp. 387
About the Editors and Authorsp. 389
Indexp. 395
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