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“A Practical Introduction to Homeland Security and Emergency Management: From Home to Abroad serves as an extremely versatile, useful and timely addition to the homeland security field.” – Jason Levy, Virginia Commonwealth University A Practical Introduction to Homeland Security and Emergency Management: From Home to Abroad offers a comprehensive overview of the homeland security field, examining topics such as counter-terrorism, border and infrastructure security, and emergency management. Authors Bruce Newsome and Jack Jarmon take a holistic look at the issues and risks, their solutions, controls, and countermeasures, and their political and policy implications. They also demonstrate through cases and vignettes how various authorities, policymakers and practitioners seek to improve homeland security. The authors evaluate the current practices and policies of homeland security and emergency management and provide readers with the analytical framework and skills necessary to improve these practices and policies.

Policy and Law in Homeland Security
Policy and Law in Homeland Security
Learning Objectives and Outcomes

At the end of this chapter, you should be able to

  • Assess and prioritize homeland security risk
  • Define the concepts of just-war theory
  • Review the circumstances and justifications for appropriate responses to attack
  • Describe the executive orders, acts, and other legislation that define homeland security in the United States, Canada, and Britain
  • Explain how the relationship with the United States affects the policies of Canada and Britain
  • Understand how civil-rights and national-security law cause tension in the United States, Britain, and Canada and what the implication is for homeland security
  • Discuss the legal issues created by the detention center at Guantanamo Bay and how they relate to the concept of jus in bello

In January 2015, a former ...

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