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Since the inauguration of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 "providing for the common defense" has taken on a new meaning as intelligence-gathering, border defense, computer security and disaster response come together in a single super-agency. This describes the many elements that make up the homeland security and emergency management functions of local, state and federal governments, starting with relevant legal aspects and proceeding to FEMA and its changing priorities since 9-11, the National Response Plan and the National Incident Management System, local governance, new partnerships among government, the private sector and higher education, civil rights issues (including the ramifications of the Patriot Act), mass transit and aviation, weapons of mass destruction, foreign policy and future challenges. Although intended for law enforcement professionals, investigators, attorneys and policy makers, this may also prove useful to the voting public. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780398075835
  • Publisher: Thomas, Charles C. Publisher, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 410
  • Sales rank: 1,305,212

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Part 1 : defining homeland security and terrorism : legal enactments 5
Part 2 : defining "homeland security" : content and context grounded in the curricula 10
Ch. 2 FEMA's place in policy, law, and management : a hazardous materials perspective 1979-2003 23
Ch. 3 FEMA'S changing priorities since September 11, 2001 56
Ch. 4 The shape of emergency response and emergency management in the aftermath of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 : adopting the national response plan (NRP) and the national incident management system (NIMS) 68
Ch. 5 Homeland security from the local perspective 111
Ch. 6 Homeland security initiatives and emergency management in metro areas : the Pennsylvania perspective 137
Ch. 7 New partnerships for homeland security, policy development, and application : government, private sector, and higher education 149
Ch. 8 Partnering with the Department of Defense for improved homeland security 159
Ch. 9 Insatiable appetite : the government's demand for new and unnecessary powers after September 11 179
Ch. 10 Antiterrorism investigations and the Fourth Amendment after September 11, 2001 197
Ch. 11 The USA Patriot Act, money laundering, and suspicious activity reports from financial institutions 209
Ch. 12 Mass transit and homeland security : policy issues 225
Ch. 13 Post-9-11 challenges for aviation security 234
Ch. 14 Natural disasters and weapons of mass destruction : policy issues and implications 253
Ch. 15 Bioterrorism defense : current components and continuing challenges 262
Ch. 16 Understanding the "dirty bomb" and its policy implications 275
Ch. 17 Two years later : world opinion; foreign views of U.S. darken since Sept. 11 289
Ch. 18 GOP congressman : war was a mistake 294
Ch. 19 President Bush discusses Iraq 298
Ch. 20 Restructuring management of national security intelligence 305
Part 1 : how to do it? : a different way of organizing the government 305
Part 2 : executive orders issued in response to the 9-11 Commission report 324
Part 3 : 9-11 Commission report implementation legislation 333
Ch. 21 The future of homeland security 338
App Legal authorities and references for the national response plan (NRP)
App Overview of initial federal involvement under the Stafford Act
App State definitions of terrorism
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