Terrorism and Homeland Security - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750678438, 9780080475417

Terrorism and Homeland Security

1st Edition

An Introduction with Applications

Authors: Philip Purpura Philip Purpura
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750678438
eBook ISBN: 9780080475417
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 7th December 2006
Page Count: 512
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Table of Contents

PART I HISTORICAL FOUNDATION Ch 1 The Problem of Terrorism Ch 2 Terrorist Methods and Weapons PART II ACTION AGAINST TERRORISM Ch 3 Government Action Ch 4 Homeland Security Ch 5 Legal Issues Ch 6 Private Sector Action PART III PROTECTION METHODS Ch 7 Risk Management and Emergency Management Ch 8 Life Safety and Public Safety Ch 9 Security Ch 10 Protecting Critical Infrastructures and Key Assets Ch 11 Border and Transportation Security PART IV THE FUTURE Ch 12 Anticipating the Future: Terrorism, Technology, Research, and Education

Description

Terrorism and Homeland Security: An Introduction with Applications provides a comprehensive overview of terrorism, public and private sector counterterrorism, and "all hazards" emergency management. The book presents national, state, and local perspectives and up-to-date information, including the reorganization of the Department of Homeland Security, the renewed Patriot Act, and intelligence reform. A wide range of issues are discussed, including such topics as the effectiveness of terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, the measurement of terrorism, victims of terrorism, privatization of counterterrorism, the "code war," the merging of life safety and public safety, the Katrina disaster, the role of the military, preemptive force, Homeland Security and national security versus due process models, pandemics, and wars of globalization. It emphasizes practical issues handled by senior government officials, private sector executives, security practitioners, and a variety of first responders.

Terrorism and Homeland Security provides theory from several disciplines, offering explanations of problems and countermeasures to assist both practitioners searching for answers, as well as students seeking to put theory into practice. Applications at the end of chapters use assessment center and red team techniques to help the reader develop analytical and decision-making skills in the context of understanding the mindset and planning processes of terrorists. An essential resource for both students and professionals, Terrorism and Homeland Security addresses sensitive issues, asks controversial questions, and offers solutions to differentiate law, policy, and plans from reality.

Key Features

  • Learning objectives and key terms outline chapter content and highlight important topics.
  • Scenarios are placed at the beginning of each chapter to explain concepts and relate theory to practice.
  • "Reality Check" sections and critical thinking boxes help the reader to formulate alternative perspectives on issues and events in order to seek creative and improved solutions to problems.
  • Discussion questions at the end of each chapter reinforce content and provide an opportunity for the reader to review, synthesize, and debate the key issues.
  • Web links at the end of each chapter provide direction for additional resources, information, and research.

Readership

PRIMARY MARKET: Students attending community college homeland security programs; state, federal, and private security training programs.

SECONDARY MARKET: DHS professionals, Security professionals, ASIS.


Details

No. of pages:
512
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9780080475417
Hardcover ISBN:
9780750678438

Reviews

The book explains practical issues, handled by senior government officials, first responders and private security practitioners. Theory from more than 20 disciplines provides a foundation for the book, including criminal justice, international relations, government, psychology, sociology, military science, business, structural engineering and public health.-Morning News, Florence, SC, January 21, 2007


About the Authors

Philip Purpura Author

Philip P. Purpura has been a criminal justice educator for more than 20 years. He has directed criminal justice, security, and paralegal programs, and has practical experience as a security consultant, expert witness, security manager, corporate investigator, and police officer. Mr. Purpura is the author of several other textbooks and numerous articles published in newsletters, magazines, and journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Florence Darlington Technical College, Florence, SC, USA

Philip Purpura Author

Philip P. Purpura has been a criminal justice educator for more than 20 years. He has directed criminal justice, security, and paralegal programs, and has practical experience as a security consultant, expert witness, security manager, corporate investigator, and police officer. Mr. Purpura is the author of several other textbooks and numerous articles published in newsletters, magazines, and journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Florence Darlington Technical College, Florence, SC, USA