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Understanding Homeland Security

Understanding Homeland Security

Fourth Edition
  • Gus Martin - California State University, Dominguez Hills, USA

December 2023 | 496 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Gus Martin's Understanding Homeland Security, 4th Edition offers much-needed insight into the complex nature of issues surrounding modern homeland security. This comprehensive textbook examines the theories, agency missions, laws, and regulations governing the homeland security enterprise through the lens of threat scenarios and countermeasures related to terrorism, natural disasters, emergency management, cyber security, and much more. Martin's pedagogical approach is designed to stimulate critical thinking in readers, allowing them to not only comprehend the fundamentals, but to analyze and respond to various threat environments. The Fourth Edition introduces readers to homeland security in the modern era, focusing particularly on the post - September 11, 2001 world. Exploring cutting-edge topics, this book keeps readers on the forefront of homeland security.
Part I • Foundations of Homeland Security
Chapter 1 • History and Policy: Defining Homeland Security
Chapter 2 • Homeland Security and the All-Hazards Umbrella
Chapter 3 • The Legal Foundations of Homeland Security
Chapter 4 • Civil Liberties and Securing the Homeland
Part II • Homeland Security Agencies and Missions
Chapter 5 • Agencies and Missions: Homeland Security at the Federal Level
Chapter 6 • Prediction and Prevention: The Role of Intelligence
Chapter 7 • Agencies and Missions: Homeland Security at the State and Local Levels
Part III • The Terrorist Threat and Homeland Security
Chapter 8 • Sea Change: The New Terrorism and Homeland Security
Chapter 9 • The Threat at Home: Terrorism in the United States
Part IV • Preparedness and Resilience
Chapter 10 • Porous Nodes: Specific Vulnerabilities
Chapter 11 • Always Vigilant: Hardening the Target
Chapter 12 • Critical Resources: Resilience and Planning
Chapter 13 • Critical Outcomes: Response and Recovery
Part V • Homeland Security: An Evolving Concept
Chapter 14 • The Future of Homeland Security

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July 2, 2024

Clarence "Gus" A. Martin

C. Augustus “Gus” Martin is Director of the School of Public Service and Justice at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is also a Professor of Criminal Justice Administration, where he regularly teaches a course on the subject of terrorism and extremism. He has served as Associate Vice President for Human Resources Management, Acting Associate Dean of the College of Business Administration and Public Policy, Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs, and Chair of the Department of Public Administration. He began his academic career as a member of the faculty of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs,... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781071893951