Introduction to Homeland Security Understanding Terrorism with an Emergency Management Perspective

ISBN-10: 047012752X
ISBN-13: 9780470127520
Edition: 2008
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List price: $79.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/21/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Readers need to be aware more than ever before of the increased number of threats this country faces. Introduction to Homeland Security: Understanding Terrorism with an Emergency Management Perspective provides important and up-to-date information about terrorism, terrorist behavior, homeland security policies and dilemmas, and how to deal effectively with threats and the consequences of attacks. This book provides a foundation that spans the readily apparent chasm between the disaster and homeland security communities. Its focus on terrorism may help to educate those who do not yet understand the need to prepare for this significant threat. Its concentration on emergency management will remind homeland security officials that reinventing of the wheel is not only unnecessary, but problematic. Introduction to Homeland Security will be useful to scholars, students, and practitioners interested or involved in homeland security and emergency management.

Understanding a New National Priority: 9/11, Homeland Security, and Emergency Management
Introduction
9/11: A Wake-up Call
Self-Check
A Growing Threat
Self-Check
The Nature of Homeland Security
Self-Check
Disciplines Involved in Homeland Security and the Emergency Management Profession
The Role of Emergency Management
Important Terminology
Self-Check
Summary
Assess Your Understanding
Be a Homeland Security Professional
Key Terms
References
Identifying Terrorism: Ideologically Motivated Acts of Violence
Introduction
Defining Terrorism
Self-Check
Common Characteristics of Terrorism
Self-Check
Types of Terrorism
Self-Check
Relation of Terrorism to Other Disasters
Self-Check
Summary
Assess Your Understanding
Be a Homeland Security Professional
Key Terms
References
Recognizing the Causes of Terrorism: Differing Perspectives and the Role of Ideology
Introduction
Frequently Mentioned Causes
Historical Grievances
U.S. Foreign Policy
Poverty
Self-Check
Political Causes
Politics
Political Systems
Political Functions
Political Structure
Self-Check
Cultural and Religious Causes
Cultural Dimensions of Terrorism
The Role of Religion in Terrorism
Self-Check
Ideology
Understanding Ideologies
Ideological Dimensions and Terrorism
Self-Check
Summary
Assess Your Understanding
Be a Homeland Security Professional
Key Terms
References
Comprehending Terrorists and Their Behavior: Who They are and What They Do
Introduction
Terrorists and Terrorist Organizations
Classifying Terrorists
Self-Check
Personal Characteristics of Terrorists
Distinct Differences
Self-Check
The Behavior and Tactics of Terrorists
Propaganda
Recruiting
Financing
Training
False Documents, Travel, and Safe Haven
Code Words and Secret Communications
Planning
Obtaining Weapons
Initiating Acts of Civil Disorder or Terrorism
Self-Check
Summary
Assess Your Understanding
Be a Homeland Security Professional
Key Terms
References
Uncovering the Dynamic Nature of Terrorism: History and Change over Time
Introduction
The Appearance of Terrorism
Self-Check
The Evolution of Terrorism Abroad
Self-Check
Terrorism and the United States
Self-Check
Terrorism Today
Self-Check
Summary
Assess Your Understanding
Be a Homeland Security Professional
Key Terms
References
Evaluating a Major Dilemma: Terrorism, the Media, and Censorship
Introduction
Changes in the Media over Time
Self-Check
Terrorists and the Media
Self-Check
The Media and Terrorism
Self-Check
Government and the Media
Self-Check
Censorship and Self-Censorship
Self-Check
Summary
Assess Your Understanding
Be a Homeland Security Professional
Key Terms
References
Contemplating a Quandary: Terrorism, Security, and Liberty
Introduction
War, Terrorism, and Law
Self-Check
Security and Liberty
Self-Check
Cases and Considerations
Self-Check
Summary
Assess Your Understanding
Be a Homeland Security Professional
Key Terms
References
Preventing Terrorist Attacks: Root Causes, Law, Intelligence, Counter-Terrorism, and Border Control
Introduction
Addressing Root Causes
Self-Check
Policy and Legislation
Laws Prior to 9/11
Legislation after 9/11
Self-Check
Intelligence
The Need for Intelligence
The Intelligence Cycle
Challenges Facing the Intelligence Community
Successes
Self-Check
Counter-terrorism
Risky Operations
Learning from Other Nations
Controversy Regarding Counter-terrorism
Self-Check
Border Control
What Is the Border?
Our Porous Border
Participants Involved in Border Control
Measures to Secure Borders
Self-Check
Summary
Assess Your Understanding
Be a Homeland Security Professional
Key Terms
References
Protecting Against Potential Attacks: Threat Assessment and Security Enhancement
Introduction
Assessing Threats
Critical Infrastructure, Key Assets, and Soft Targets
Working with Others to Identify Threats
Points of Consideration
Self-Check
Structural and Non-Structural Mitigation
Architectural Design and Construction
Zoning and Set Back Regulations
Other Security Measures
Self-Check
Summary
Assess Your Understanding
Be a Homeland Security Professional
Key Terms
References
Preparing for the Unthinkable: Readiness for Terrorism
Introduction
The Importance and Nature of Preparedness
Federal and State Initiatives
Self-Check
Setting the Foundation
Preparedness Councils
Ordinances
Budgets and Grants
EOC
Self-Check
Planning
Self-Check
Other Measures
Training
Exercises
Community Education
Self-Check
Summary
Assess Your Understanding
Be a Homeland Security Professional
Key Terms
References
Responding to Attacks: Important Functions and Coordination Mechanisms
Introduction
Major Priorities
Safety and Security
Search and Rescue
Medical Care and Triage
Decontamination
Investigation
Self-Check
Other Crucial Functions
Warning, Intelligence, and Public Information
Evacuation and Sheltering
Self-Check
Coordination Mechanisms
The Incident Command System
Strengths and Weaknesses of ICS
Using Emergency Operations Centers
Managing EOCs
Self-Check
Summary
Assess Your Understanding
Be a Homeland Security Professional
Key Terms
References
Recovering from Impacts: Short-Term and Long-Term Measures
Introduction
Initial Steps
Assessing Damages
Damage Assessment Concerns and Procedures
Declaring a Disaster and Seeking Help
Self-Check
Key Functions
Mass Fatality Management
Debris Management
Emotional Issues
Self-Check
The Importance of Disaster Assistance
Volunteer and Donation Management
Individual and Public Assistance
Novel Approaches
Self-Check
Summary
Assess Your Understanding
Be a Homeland Security Professional
Key Terms
References
Looking Toward the Future: Forthcoming Challenges and Opportunities
Introduction
The Future of Terrorism and WMD
Self-Check
Radiological Weapons
Self-Check
Nuclear Weapons
Self-Check
Biological Weapons
Self-Check
Chemical Weapons
Self-Check
Accountability and Policy in Homeland Security
Self-Check
Summary
Assess Your Understanding
Be a Homeland Security Professional
Key Terms
References
Glossary
Index

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