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Introduction to Homeland Security

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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, ...
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Overview


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.
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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for Introduction to Homeland Security edited by Keith Gregory Logan and James D. Ramsay

"Introduction to Homeland Security provides a unique and practical insight into the strategies, resources, organization and administration of homeland security. Homeland security, public administration, and security students and professionals will find this an essential resource that they will refer to again and again. The book outlines the creation and development of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) following the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, covering its history, organization, programs and policies. This book provides the latest information on a broad array of topics in homeland security including strategic communication, law and policy, emergency management, technology, intelligence, terrorism and counter terrorism, and education."
Linda Kiltz, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Public Administration, Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi

"Introduction to Homeland Security comes at a critical time in the maturation of the broader academic discipline. Logan and Ramsay have collected the most significant thinkers in homeland security education to provide an updated framework—perhaps, ‘Homeland Security 3.0’—for understanding the multidisciplinary nature of the enterprise for practitioners, faculty, and serious students. Introduction to Homeland Security is the text that I will use for graduate courses, and will strongly recommend to faculty at our partner institutions."
Steve Recca, Naval Postgraduate School

"The editors of this text, Logan and Ramsay, have assembled an outstanding compilation of chapters ranging from the organization and administration of homeland security to examining both homeland security resources, as well as strategies, the latter of which is discussed in some detail. The information contained in this text is timely and comprehensive; it is an outstanding textbook for instructors teaching in this new, evolving discipline."
Michelle E. Majewski, Marian University

"From the inception of the Department of Homeland Security, through legal and policy issues, strategic planning, technology, and the current state of Homeland Security education, this volume thoroughly covers the broad range of topics that confront professionals in this challenging arena of endeavor. The editors have assembled an excellent cohort of contributors to this volume, and their efforts are well worth reading. Highly recommended for students, educators and lay readers alike, Introduction to Homeland Security should prove to be an essential reader in the growing field of literature in this emerging academic discipline."
Gregory Moore, Notre Dame College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813345987
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 1/31/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Keith Gregory Logan is an associate professor of criminal justice at Kutztown University and the editor/author of Homeland Security and Intelligence. A former federal law enforcement officer and security officer, he also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia and the Eastern District of Virginia. Dr. Logan is a member of the Upper Uwchlan Township Emergency Management Planning Commission and a former member of the U.S. Army Reserves, Major, Military Police Corps.

James D. Ramsay is professor and coordinator of the Homeland Security program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Dr. Ramsay currently serves on the board of scientific counselors to the Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in the CDC, and as board member to ABET, Inc., and as the chair of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Education Standards Committee, and the education standards committee of IAFIE.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Keith Gregory Logan ix

Acronyms xi

Part I The Organization and Administration of Homeland Security

1 A First Look at the Department of Homeland Security Keith Gregory Logan 5

2 Homeland Security Law and Policy Emily Bentley 19

3 Public- and Private-Sector Partnerships in Homeland Security Michael Chumer 47

Part II Homeland Security Resources

4 Critical Infrastructure Protection Steven D. Hart James D. Ramsay 73

5 Homeland Security Intelligence William J. Lahneman 97

6 Defense Support of Civil Authorities Bert Tussing 125

7 Homeland Security Techno logy Randy R. Griffith 161

8 Environmental Security and Public Health Terrence M. O'sullivan James D. Ramsay 203

Part III Homeland Security Strategies

9 Emergency Management Scott Robinson 241

10 Strategic Communication Gail Fann Thomas 263

11 Strategic Planning Samuel H. Clovis Jr. 285

12 Terrorism and Counterterrorism George Michael 313

13 America and Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century Michael L. Hummel 351

14 Foundations of Homeland Security Education John M. Persyn Cheryl J. Polson 365

Epilogue James D. Ramsay 379

Acknowledgments 387

About the Editors and Authors 389

Index 395

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