Introduction to Homeland Security

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-09-01
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
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Introduction to Homeland Security provides educators, students, and practitioners with a comprehensive account of past and current homeland security reorganization and practices, policies and programs in relation to the government restructure. The structure of each chapter will remain consistent throughout the text and will be designed to accommodate useful pedagogical elements such as learning objectives for each chapter; definitions of the terms used in homeland security, a comprehensive contact list of Federal and State government homeland security offices and officials; case studies of past domestic terrorism events such as the World Trade Center, the Pentagon attack, the Oklahoma City bombing, the anthrax crisis and the Washington, DC sniper attacks; and an Instructor Guide complete with chapter summaries, exam questions and discussion topics. Color throughout will enhance these elementsIn addition the book will provide an historic context for current homeland security activities. It will document past domestic terrorism events including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and focus principally on the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The book will recount government and private sector actions taken in the aftermath of 9/11 in the areas of legislation, government organization, communications, technology, and emergency management practices. Case studies and best practices will be included as well as a comprehensive glossary of homeland security terms and acronyms.

Table of Contents

Table Of Contents
- Historic Overview of the Terrorist Threat
- Statutory Authority
- Organizational Actions
- Hazards
- Safety and Security
- Mitigation and Preparedness
- Response and Recovery
- Communications
- Technology
The Future of Homeland Security
List of Acronyms
U.S.A. Patriot Act Summary
Homeland Security Act of 2002
List of State Emergency Management Offices
List of State Homeland Security Contacts
List of Coproation for National and Community Service (CNCS) Homeland Security Grantees
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Preparedness and Planning Information Sites
Select Web Sites for Additional Information
Safe Conference Report
California State Agency Guidance: Homeland Security Advisory System
Communicating During Emergencies Glossary of Hazard Terms
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