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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 ...

Material Hazards and Weapons
Material Hazards and Weapons
Learning Objectives and Outcomes

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

  • Define material hazards in general, review past malicious use of such hazards, forecast their use, and review official responses
  • Define chemical hazards, describe industrial chemical hazards, describe chemical weapons, forecast malicious use, and describe response options
  • Define and describe biological hazards, forecast malicious use, and describe response options
  • Define nuclear hazards, describe the availability of these hazards, review past nuclear accidents, forecast malicious use, and describe response options
  • Define radiological hazards, describe past malicious use, and describe practical responses
  • Define chemical explosives, describe explosive materials, describe their effects, and review official responses
  • Define and describe energy weapons
  • Define firearms, review firearm violence, review terrorist use of firearms, and review official responses

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