Nelson Higher Education

Higher Education

  • Willard M. Oliver
  • Nancy E. Marion
  • ISBN-10: 1284045838
  • ISBN-13: 9781284045833
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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About the Product

After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and with the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security, the academic field of Homeland Security has grown exponentially. Until now, no text existed that addressed the need for a definitive textbook on this rapidly expanding field. Suitable for undergraduate students entering the field of Homeland Security, and for Criminal Justice students studying their role in a post-9/11 world, Introduction to Homeland Security: Policy, Organization, and Administration is a comprehensive but accessible text designed for students seeking a thorough overview of the policies, administrations, and organizations that fall under Homeland Security.


  • Includes a comprehensive overview of the terrorist attacks of 9/11

  • Chapter-opening real-world vignettes contextualize topics in actual scenarios

  • Contains boxes, tables, and figures that highlight important information and reinforce key concepts

  • Includes a discussion of the May 1, 2011 takedown of Osama Bin Laden

  • A focus shift from terrorism to policy analysis, the function of the Department of Homeland Security, and the field of Homeland Security

  • Accompanied by a full suite of instructor support materials, including a Test Bank, Instructor’s Manual, and PowerPoint Lecture Outlines

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: A History of Homeland Security
Chapter 2: Homeland Security Defined
Chapter 3: Modern Terrorism & Natural Disasters
Chapter 4: The Development of Homeland Security
Chapter 5: The Department of Homeland Security
Chapter 6: Homeland Security Community
Chapter 7: Anti-terrorism and Counterterrorism
Chapter 8: The National Strategy for Homeland Security
Chapter 9: Homeland Security Threats
Chapter 10: The Homeland Security Cycle
Chapter 11: National Incident Management System (NIMS) & Incident Command System (ICS)
Chapter 12: Political Responses to Homeland Security
Chapter 13: Legal Responses to Homeland Security
Chapter 14: Homeland Security Communication & Technology Issues
Chapter 15: Domain Security (Sea, Land, Air) & The Future of Homeland Security