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Introduction to Homeland Security: Policy, Organization, and Administration + Navigate 2 Companion Website Access, 2nd Edition

  • Willard M. Oliver
  • Nancy E. Marion
  • Joshua B. Hill
  • ISBN-10: 1284154637
  • ISBN-13: 9781284154634
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2021 Published
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About the Product

Introduction to Homeland Security: Policy, Organization, and Administration, Second Edition provides a thorough overview of the policies, administrations, and organizations that fall under Homeland Security at the federal, state, and local level. Students will come away with a solid understanding of the central issues surrounding Homeland Security, including policy concepts and political and legal responses. Authored by leading experts in the field, this is the essential text for both security and criminal justice programs. The Second Edition covers new topics, such as the nuclear and power grid threat from North Korea, the changes to homeland security in the Trump administration, and immigration policy and subsequent court challenges from international travel restrictions. Each new print copy includes access to a Navigate Companion Website that unlocks practice quizzes and scenario exercises in which students will be immersed in the role of Homeland Security personnel and make decisions based on what they have learned.


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

  • Boxes, tables, and figures highlight important information and reinforce key concepts

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

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