Terrorism and Homeland Security: An Introduction with Applications provides a comprehensive introduction to the problem of terrorism and to its solution, Homeland Security. In addition to its extensive treatment of terrorism, the book describes public and private sector counterterrorism as well as all hazards emergency management. It presents national, state, and local perspectives and up-to-date information, including the reorganization of the Department of Homeland Security, the renewed Patriot Act, and intelligence reform.
This book covers a wide range of issues, including such topics as the effectiveness of terrorism; weapons of mass destruction; privatization of counterterrorism; and wars of globalization. Learning objectives and key terms outline chapter content and highlight important topics. Scenarios are placed at the beginning of each chapter to explain concepts and relate theory to practice. The book includes Reality Check sections and critical thinking boxes to help the reader to formulate alternative perspectives on issues and events in order to seek creative and improved solutions to problems. At the end of each chapter are discussion questions that reinforce content and provide an opportunity for the reader to review, synthesize, and debate the key issues; applications that use assessment center and red team techniques to help the student develop analytical and decision-making skills in the context of understanding the mindset and planning processes of terrorist; and web links that provide direction for additional resources, information, and research.
This book's primary market are students attending community college homeland security programs, as well as state, federal, and private security training programs. Its secondary market are professionals of the Department of Homeland Security and security professionals belonging to ASIS.
- Learning objectives and key terms outline chapter content and highlight important topics.
- Scenarios are placed at the beginning of each chapter to explain concepts and relate theory to practice.
- "Reality Check" sections and critical thinking boxes help the reader to formulate alternative perspectives on issues and events in order to seek creative and improved solutions to problems.
- Discussion questions at the end of each chapter reinforce content and provide an opportunity for the reader to review, synthesize, and debate the key issues.
- Web links at the end of each chapter provide direction for additional resources, information, and research.
Ch 1 The Problem of Terrorism
Ch 2 Terrorist Methods and Weapons
PART II ACTION AGAINST TERRORISM
Ch 3 Government Action
Ch 4 Homeland Security
Ch 5 Legal Issues
Ch 6 Private Sector Action
PART III PROTECTION METHODS
Ch 7 Risk Management and Emergency Management
Ch 8 Life Safety and Public Safety
Ch 9 Security
Ch 10 Protecting Critical Infrastructures and Key Assets
Ch 11 Border and Transportation Security
PART IV THE FUTURE
Ch 12 Anticipating the Future: Terrorism, Technology, Research, and Education
Philip P. Purpura has been a criminal justice educator for more than 20 years. He has directed criminal justice, security, and paralegal programs, and has practical experience as a security consultant, expert witness, security manager, corporate investigator, and police officer. Mr. Purpura is the author of several other textbooks and numerous articles published in newsletters, magazines, and journals.