Introduction to Homeland Security
Revised 2010 Edition
CRC Press – 2009 – 244 pages
Since 9/11, Homeland Security is the Number One global concern for the U.S. and its Allies. Threats facing America no longer wear the face of visible, traditional conflict. Today, we confront a variety of challenges, including tech-savvy international and domestic terrorists; transnational criminal organizations, an increasingly vulnerable, fragile infrastructure, plus – natural disasters.
Globalization and new, advanced technologies have shifted the international economy in a seismic fashion. These factors have also become force multipliers for those dedicated to destroying America. This eye-opening textbook introduces students and readers to Homeland Security survival issues. It provides a historical evolution of Homeland Security. It reveals the shifting nature of all the threats facing our nation. It includes how the U.S. has chosen to deal with, and resolve these threats.
The authors bring all the necessary credentials and skills to critically examine this subject from academic and applied perspectives.Their decades of teaching in college and real-world experience enables them to write in a style meaningful to the beginning student. They draw upon their extensive military experience plus serving in local, state and federal law enforcement, and in Homeland Security organizations. This McElreath et al teaching-text follows a flow model developed and successfully taught in their classrooms.
History and Concept of Defense of the Homeland
The Shock of 9/11 and The Transformation of Homeland Security
Globalization and Its Impact Upon Homeland Security
Defining the Threats and Establishing Strategic Objectives
Overview of Terrorism and Tactics
Domestic Terrorism and Threat Groups
International Terrorism and Threat Groups
Homeland Security and Preparedness Planning
The Development of the United States Department of Homeland Security
and the Role of its Major Agencies
Homeland Security: Function and Operations
Homeland Security: The Partnerships
The Role of Intelligence in Homeland Security
National Security Policy, the National Security Council, and the United States
Department of Defense in Homeland Security
Review of Global Dynamics and Key International Partners in Homeland Security
The Future of Homeland Security
David Hughes McElreath, PhD, Professor/Chair, Department of Legal Studies, University of Mississippi, Oxford, USA
Chester L. Quarles, PhD, Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Mississippi, Oxford, USA
Criminal Investigator, U.S. Army; Graduate of the U.S. Army Military Police Academy
Carl Jensen, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department Legal Studies, University of Mississippi, Oxford, USA
Senior Behavioral Scientist, RAND Corporation; Special Agent, FBI, 22 years. Officer, Nuclear Sub.
Robert (Bob) Nations, Jr., Director, Shelby County Office of Preparedness for Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Mississippi State Director for Homeland Security, Homeland Security Advisory Board, Daniel Webster College, Nashua, New Hampshire, USA