Homeland Security: An Introduction to Principles and Practice, Second Edition provides students and practitioners alike with the latest developments on the makeup, organization, and strategic mission of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This new edition is fully updated with new laws, regulations, and strategies that reflect changes and developments over the last several years. The book offers unique insights into the various roles of multi-jurisdictional agencies and stakeholders at all levels of government—including law enforcement, the military, the intelligence community, emergency managers, and the private sector.
The history of security threats in the American experience, the events leading up to 9/11, and the formation and evolution of the DHS
The legal basis and foundation for the DHS
The nature of risk and threat
Training and preparatory exercises for homeland security professionals
How states and localities can work compatibly with federal policy makers
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in both the pre- and post-9/11 and post-Katrina world
The agencies and entities entrusted with intelligence analysis
Issues surrounding border security, immigration, and U.S. citizenship
Homeland security practice in the airline, maritime, and mass transit industries—including national, regional, and local rail systems
The interplay between public health and homeland security
Each chapter contains extensive pedagogy, including learning objectives, informative sidebars, chapter summaries, end-of-chapter questions, web links, and references to aid in comprehension and retention. Homeland Security: An Introduction to Principles and Practice, Second Edition is the only book to provide an objective, balanced perspective on each of the core components that comprise the DHS’s mission and the priorities and challenges that federal and state government agencies continue to face.
Praise for the Previous Edition:
"Nemeth, a veteran criminal justice professor, employs a textbook-style format with copy that is easy to read and understand. Each of the book's 12 chapters can be viewed as a lesson of its own. … The text is a complete study, and one that would benefit both students and security professionals who seek a broad understanding of how the country's new and evolving homeland security mission is executed."
— Frederick D. Arons, CPP, in Security Management
About the Author
Charles P. Nemeth is a recognized expert in homeland security and a leader in homeland security education. An educator for more than 30 years, Dr. Nemeth’s distinctive career is a blend of both theory and practice. He has authored more than 40 books on law, security, law enforcement, and homeland security and is currently Chair of the Department of Fire, Security, and Public Management at John Jay College in New York City. Dr. Nemeth is formerly the editor for the peer-reviewed journal Homeland Security Review and also currently serves as the Director of the newly established Center for Private Security and Safety at John Jay College in New York City. He is a much sought-after legal consultant for security companies and a recognized scholar on issues involving law, morality, and ethics.
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ISBN 9781466510906, February 2013, 652pp