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

First Edition


June 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

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