Terrorism and Homeland Security: An Introduction with Applications / Edition 1

Terrorism and Homeland Security: An Introduction with Applications / Edition 1

by Philip Purpura
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0750678437

ISBN-13: 9780750678438

Pub. Date: 12/21/2006

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Terrorism and Homeland Security: An Introduction with Applications provides a comprehensive overview of terrorism, public and private sector counterterrorism, and "all hazards" emergency management. The book presents national, state, and local perspectives and up-to-date information, including the reorganization of the Department of Homeland Security,

Overview

Terrorism and Homeland Security: An Introduction with Applications provides a comprehensive overview of terrorism, public and private sector counterterrorism, and "all hazards" emergency management. The book presents national, state, and local perspectives and up-to-date information, including the reorganization of the Department of Homeland Security, the renewed Patriot Act, and intelligence reform. A wide range of issues are discussed, including such topics as the effectiveness of terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, the measurement of terrorism, victims of terrorism, privatization of counterterrorism, the "code war," the merging of life safety and public safety, the Katrina disaster, the role of the military, preemptive force, Homeland Security and national security versus due process models, pandemics, and wars of globalization. It emphasizes practical issues handled by senior government officials, private sector executives, security practitioners, and a variety of first responders.

Terrorism and Homeland Security provides theory from several disciplines, offering explanations of problems and countermeasures to assist both practitioners searching for answers, as well as students seeking to put theory into practice. Applications at the end of chapters use assessment center and red team techniques to help the reader develop analytical and decision-making skills in the context of understanding the mindset and planning processes of terrorists. An essential resource for both students and professionals, Terrorism and Homeland Security addresses sensitive issues, asks controversial questions, and offers solutions to differentiate law, policy, and plans from reality.

• Learning objectives and key terms outline chapter content and highlight important topics.
• Scenarios are placed at the beginning of each chapter to explain concepts and relate theory to practice.
• "Reality Check" sections and critical thinking boxes help the reader to formulate alternative perspectives on issues and events in order to seek creative and improved solutions to problems.
• Discussion questions at the end of each chapter reinforce content and provide an opportunity for the reader to review, synthesize, and debate the key issues.
• Web links at the end of each chapter provide direction for additional resources, information, and research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750678438
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
12/21/2006
Series:
The Butterworth-Heinemann Homeland Security Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
1.13(w) x 10.00(h) x 7.00(d)

Table of Contents

PART I HISTORICAL FOUNDATION
Ch 1 The Problem of Terrorism
Ch 2 Terrorist Methods and Weapons

PART II ACTION AGAINST TERRORISM
Ch 3 Government Action
Ch 4 Homeland Security
Ch 5 Legal Issues
Ch 6 Private Sector Action

PART III PROTECTION METHODS
Ch 7 Risk Management and Emergency Management
Ch 8 Life Safety and Public Safety
Ch 9 Security
Ch 10 Protecting Critical Infrastructures and Key Assets
Ch 11 Border and Transportation Security

PART IV THE FUTURE
Ch 12 Anticipating the Future: Terrorism, Technology, Research, and Education

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