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Homeland Security

The Essentials

Homeland Security: The Essentials sets a new standard for security textbooks, concisely outlining the risks facing the US today and the structures we have put in place to deal with them. The authors expertly delineate the bedrock principles of preparing for, mitigating, managing, and recovering from emergencies and disasters. From cyber warfare to devastating tornados to car bombs, all hazards currently fall within the purview of the Department of Homeland Security. Yet the federal role must be closely aligned with the work of partners in the private sector, and the authors examine the challenges involved in these collaborative efforts. Homeland Security: The Essentials lays a solid foundation for the study of present and future threats to our communities and to national security, and challenges readers to imagine more effective ways to manage these risks.

As with Bullock's other textbooks, the text contains ample full-color illustrations, but in a streamlined and affordable paperback format.

Students in Homeland Security and government/modern history programs; government officials and national policy-makers, private security and risk assessment professionals, state, federal, and private security training programs, emergency management personnel.

Paperback, 384 Pages

Published: October 2012

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-12-415803-0


  • Chapter 1: Homeland Security: The Concept, the Organization
    Chapter 2: Historic Overview of the Terrorist Threat
    Chapter 3: Hazards
    Chapter 4: Governmental Homeland Security Structures
    Chapter 5: Intelligence and Counterterrorism
    Chapter 6: Border Security, Immigration, and Customs Enforcement
    Chapter 7: Transportation Safety and Security
    Chapter 8: Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection
    Chapter 9: All-Hazards Emergency Response and Recovery
    Chapter 10: Mitigation, Prevention, and Preparedness
    Chapter 11: Communications
    Chapter 12: Science and Technology
    Chapter 13: The Future of Homeland Security


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