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Homeland Security and Criminal Justice: Five Years After 9/11
     

Homeland Security and Criminal Justice: Five Years After 9/11

by Everette B. Penn
 

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No event has shaped international events of recent years more than the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Tragically, less than four years later, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. In less than five years, the United States has experienced its worst terrorist attack and worst natural disaster, both in terms of the number of lives lost and in the

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No event has shaped international events of recent years more than the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Tragically, less than four years later, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. In less than five years, the United States has experienced its worst terrorist attack and worst natural disaster, both in terms of the number of lives lost and in the costs needed for reconstruction.

Both events have clearly indicated that there are tremendous threats to the security and well-being of Americans in their own country. Furthermore, these events have demonstrated the importance of criminal-justice agencies who are the first responders to threats to the United States. Since the threats of further terrorist attacks, natural disasters, epidemics, and cybercrime continue to lurk as potential dangers to the United States homeland, the American Criminal Justice System must be committed to mitigating, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from these tragic events. In addition, its commitment must be steadfast and ubiquitous. This highly topical book analyzes the nexus of homeland security to the discipline of criminal justice by addressing, in depth, issues and challenges facing criminal-justice students, practitioners, and faculty in the burgeoning field of homeland security.

This book was previously published as a special issue of Criminal Justice Studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781317969617
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/18/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
114
File size:
892 KB

Meet the Author

Everette B. Penn is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Cross-Cultural Studies at the University of Houston - Clear Lake. He is the author of dozens of publications, including "The ‘Blue’ and the ‘Gray’: Police and Senior Partnerships in the Age of Homeland Security," with Mike Grabowski, and Race and Juvenile Justice.  A Fulbright Scholar in Egypt in 2005, Dr. Penn taught American Criminal Justice at Cairo University.  He consults with the City of Houston on homeland-security issues. He was also an "individual expert" at the 11th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Bangkok, Thailand.

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