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A Practical Introduction to Homeland Security and Emergency Management
From Home to Abroad

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© 2016 | 632 pages | CQ Press
A Practical Introduction to Homeland Security and Emergency Management: From Home to Abroad serves as an extremely versatile, useful and timely addition to the homeland security field.”

- Jason Levy, Virginia Commonwealth University

A Practical Introduction to Homeland Security and Emergency Management: From Home to Abroad offers a comprehensive overview of the homeland security field, examining topics such as counter-terrorism, border and infrastructure security, and emergency management. Authors Bruce Newsome and Jack Jarmon take a holistic look at the issues and risks, their solutions, controls, and countermeasures, and their political and policy implications.  They also demonstrate through cases and vignettes how various authorities, policymakers and practitioners seek to improve homeland security.  The authors evaluate the current practices and policies of homeland security and emergency management and provide readers with the analytical framework and skills necessary to improve these practices and policies.  
 
Part I. Scope
 
Chapter 1. Homeland Security Definitions and Structure
Learning Objectives and Outcomes  
What Is Security?  
Security Domains  
Homeland Security  
Final Case Study: Should the DHS Be Abolished? (Michael D. Tanner and Christian Beckner)  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
Questions and Exercises  
 
Chapter 2. Policy and Law in Homeland Security
Learning Objectives and Outcomes  
Assessing Homeland Security Risk  
The Just War  
Homeland Security Policy  
Homeland Security in Law and Policy  
Summary  
Final Case Study: How Has Homeland Security Policy and Law Changed Since 9/11? (Tom Kean)  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
Questions and Exercises  
 
Part II. Hazards and Threats
 
Chapter 3. Terrorism
Learning Objectives and Outcomes  
Definitions  
Actors  
Behavior and Activities  
Targets  
Motivation, Ideology, and Intent  
Terrorism Frequency and Distribution  
The Outcomes and the Cost of Terrorism  
Terrorist Targets  
Terrorist Profiles  
American Terrorists  
Counterterrorism  
U.S. Counterterrorism Since 9/11  
Final Case Study: How Should We Assess the Terrorist Threat in Formulating Policy? (Bob Kerrey)  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
Questions and Exercises  
 
Chapter 4. Transnational Crime
Learning Objectives and Outcomes  
Definition of Transnational Crime  
The Structure of Transnational Crime Organizations  
How Motives of Transnational Crime Organizations Differ From Terrorists  
Similarities Between Transnational Crime Organizations and International Terrorism With Respect to Modi Operandi  
How Transnational Crime Exploits the Mechanisms of Globalization and Technology in Similar Ways as Legitimate Actors  
Transnational Crime Groups and the Potency of Their Threat  
The Role of Failed States in Facilitating Organized Crime and Terrorism  
Current Anticrime Methods, Regimes, and Capacity-Building Efforts to Counter Crime Worldwide  
Final Case Study: The Future of Transnational Crime (Jeffrey K. Harp)  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
Questions and Exercises  
 
Chapter 5. Material Hazards and Weapons
Learning Objectives and Outcomes  
Material Hazards and Weapons in General  
Chemical Hazards  
Biological Hazards  
Nuclear Hazards  
Radiological Hazards  
Chemical Explosives  
Energy Weapons  
Firearms  
Final Case Study: How Could We Improve Nuclear Security? (Sam Nunn)  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
Questions and Exercises  
 
Chapter 6. Natural Risks
Learning Objectives and Outcomes  
Natural Hazards and Threats in General  
Climate Change  
Weather Events  
Geological and Geomorphic Hazards  
Cosmic Risks  
Final Case Study: Comparing the Future of Wildfire Risks and Flooding Risks in the United States (Jessica Block and Sally Thompson)  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
Questions and Exercises  
 
Part III. Providing Security
 
Chapter 7. Emergency Management
Learning Objectives and Outcomes  
Emergencies  
Assessing Emergencies  
Emergency Management  
Federal Structure  
Capacity and Capability  
Vulnerability  
Exposure  
Communicating Emergencies  
Final Case Study: How Do We Address the Complexities of Emergency Management? (Thad Allen)  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
Questions and Exercises  
 
Chapter 8. Site Security
Learning Objectives and Outcomes  
Scope and Definitions  
Assessing Targets  
Access Controls  
Bypasses of Access Controls  
Guards  
Emergency Services and Quick-Reaction Forces  
Gates  
Emergency Refuges  
Passive Perimeters  
Surveillance and Countersurveillance  
Security Engineering  
Site Security Services  
Final Case Study: Trends in Terrorist Attacks on Sites (FEMA)  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
Questions and Exercises  
 
Chapter 9. Infrastructure Security
Learning Objectives and Outcomes  
Scope and Definition of the Critical Infrastructure  
Sector-Specific Organization  
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems  
The Infrastructure Asset Inventory and Risk Assessment  
Final Case Study: How Could Terrorism Complicate Matters? (Bansari Saha)  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
Questions and Exercises  
 
Chapter 10. Information, Communications, and Cybersecurity
Learning Objectives and Outcomes  
Scope and Definitions  
Sources of Attacks  
Access Vectors  
Malicious Activities  
Providing Security  
Cybersecurity  
The Structure of U.S. Cybersecurity  
Final Case Study: A Perspective on Cyber Readiness (Melissa E. Hathaway)  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
Questions and Exercises  
 
Chapter 11. Maritime Security
Learning Objectives and Outcomes  
Scope and Definitions  
Port Security  
Cargo Security  
Maritime Cargo and Container Security  
Maritime Transportation Security Act  
Maritime Terrorism  
Final Case Study: How Can Container Security Be Improved? (Stephen Flynn)  
Summary  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
Questions and Exercises  
 
Chapter 12. Aviation Security
Learning Objectives and Outcomes  
Scope  
Hazards and Threats  
Providing Aviation Security  
Countering Antiaircraft Weapons  
Guided Missiles  
Key Terms  
Final Case Study: Two Forecasts of Aviation Terrorism (FEMA and Jeffrey C. Price)  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
Questions and Exercises  
 
Chapter 13. Ground Transport Security
Learning Objectives and Outcomes  
Scope  
Threats and Hazards  
Providing Ground Transport Security  
Navigation  
Communications  
Vehicle Survivability  
Escorts and Guards  
Final Case Study: Beyond Protection: The Case for Resilience in Surface Transportation (Michael Dinning)  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
Questions and Exercises  
 
Chapter 14. Border Security
Learning Objectives and Outcomes  
Scope  
Risk Management and Assessment  
Border Security: Key Agencies  
Summary  
Final Case Study: How Does Immigration Policy Impact Political and Economic Cost Effectiveness? (Rey Koslowski)  
Chapter Summary  
Key Terms  
Questions and Exercises  

A Practical Introduction to Homeland Security and Emergency Management: From Home to Abroad is as an extremely versatile, useful, and timely addition to the homeland security field. It serves as an excellent reference tool for an introductory homeland security and emergency management course, and it can be used as a valuable and comprehensive resource for multiple majors and courses. This text is perhaps the most lucid, articulate, well-organized, and in-depth examination of homeland security and emergency management that I have the opportunity to review. Students and practitioners will equally benefit by the attention to detail, insights, clarity, and level of professional application. It is clear that Newsome and Jarmon invested a tremendous amount of energy, scholarship, and expertise into the text.”

Jason Levy
Virginia Commonwealth University

A Practical Introduction to Homeland Security and Emergency Management: From Home to Abroad provides a fair and balanced look at both homeland security and emergency management. Unfortunately, there have been books with similar titles on the market that have been one-sided based on the background of the author. This book, however, provides an objective look at both areas and more important, a look into how the two integrate. Well done.”

Ryan Baggett
Eastern Kentucky University
Key features

KEY FEATURES:

  • Case study analysis gives student unique insight into the subject matter.
  • Historical background lays the groundwork for further research.
  • Q&A section and terminology at the end of each chapter provides material for review, exams, and additional papers.
  • The book takes into account the forces of globalization, the impact of technology, and the hyper-connectivity that, to some degree, links all actors politically and economically.

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