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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.

Homeland Security Definitions and Structure
Homeland Security Definitions and Structure
Learning Objectives and Outcomes

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

  • Define security, homeland security, national security, international security, and related domains
  • Explain public safety, domestic security, and emergency management
  • Explain the difference between homeland security and counterterrorism and intelligence
  • Explain how security is described at different levels (international, national, state, local, etc.)
  • Describe homeland security in law, popular culture, and practice, incorporating the Canadian primacy of “public safety” and the British primacy of “home affairs”
  • Describe the reorganization of the national-security establishment as a result of the events of September 11, 2001
  • Describe the creation of the Office of Homeland Security and its transition to a cabinet level department
  • Describe the budgeting process as it is ...
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