Foundations of Homeland Security : Law and Policy

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-05-03
  • Publisher: Wiley

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This book allows the reader to develop a conceptual understanding of homeland security law and to know the framework we have established to address "all hazards," both terrorism and natural disasters. The book covers the complexity of designing the legal framework for homeland security law. The best example of this is in the Critical Infrastructure Protection Chapter, which has approximately 25 sources. Recognize that homeland security involves many specialties and that homeland security law is the unifying core and view homeland security expansively and in the long-term. Finally one of the special features of the book is its topic-by-topic approach. For example, the Homeland Security Act is hundreds of pages long and touches upon many subjects. In this book's unique format, each chapter is titled and contains information about a specific subject, and includes only those portions of the various documents and statutes that affect that particular subject. Thus, the chapter on FEMA contains the portions of the statutes and other documents that relate to FEMA.The book is split into 21 chapters that cover a wide range of topics including: National Security Strategy, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Agriculture and Food, Emergency Preparedness and Response, and Future Steps

Author Biography

MARTIN ALPEREN, JD, has been a practicing attorney and trial lawyer since 1985, and is admitted to practice law in California, Colorado, Massachusetts, New York, and the United States Virgin Islands. He received a master of arts in security studies (Homeland Security and Defense) from the Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Homeland Defense and Security. Mr. Alperen has professional first responder experience as a police officer, an EMT, and a search and rescue member.

Table of Contents

The Strategic Environment
Homeland Security Council
Intelligence Gathering
The Department of Homeland Security
The Federal Emergency Management Agency
National Security Strategy of the United States of America, Marchp. 2006
National Strategy for Combating Terrorism, Septemberp. 2006
National Strategy for Homeland Security, Octoberp. 2007
Border Security
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Cyber Security
Agriculture and Food
Transportation Security
Aviation Security
Maritime Transportation Security
Rail Transportation
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Biodefense and WMD Medical Countermeasures
National Continuity Policy
Identification Issues
Terrorist Screening: Biometrics for Identification
Real ID
Common Identification for Federal Employees
Emergency Preparedness and Response
National Incident Management System (NIMS)
National Response Framework
Authority to Use Military Force
Detention and Treatment of Terrorists
Resiliency and a Culture of Preparedness
European Homeland Security: A Work in Progress
China and Japan: Approaches to Domestic and Transnational Terrorism
Teaching Ideas
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