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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.

Maritime Security
Maritime Security
Learning Objectives and Outcomes

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

  • Maritime security by risk distribution and category
  • Port security

    • Scope and complexity of the threat to port security
    • Potential for trade disruption
  • Cargo and container security

    • The uniqueness, ubiquity, and threat harbored by the cargo container
    • Safe and trusted shippers
  • The Maritime Transportation Security Act—programs and details

    • Layered defenses
    • Technology and strategies
    • Cooperation and interoperation initiatives
  • Maritime terrorists attacks—motives, modes, and overall risk

    • List of terrorist groups with maritime capability
    • Opportunities versus likelihood
  • Strategic choke points and their potential for impact on global commerce

    • Geographic distribution and regional impact
  • Maritime crime and piracy

    • Geographic distribution
    • Costs
    • Countermeasures

Less than 25 mi from Sicily on the Italian mainland is the port of Gioia Tauro. The Italian crime group ’Ndrangheta wields significant influence at the port and in the ...

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