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Introduction to Terrorism, Second Edition

David H. McElreath, Carl J. Jensen, Michael Wigginton, Chester L. Quarles, Stephen Mallory, Daniel Adrian Doss, Robert Nations
June 15, 2017

Written for students and professionals in the fields of Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, National Security, and Intelligence, this textbook presents a critical examination of the topic of terrorism. It covers its historical roots and proceeds through events in history to present-day...

Cybersecurity: Geopolitics, Law, and Policy

Amos N. Guiora
March 07, 2017

This book examines the legal and policy aspects of cyber-security. It takes a much needed look at cyber-security from a geopolitical perspective. Through this lens, it seeks to broaden the reader's understanding of the legal and political considerations of individuals, corporations, law enforcement...

Homeland Security: An Introduction to Principles and Practice, Third Edition

Charles P. Nemeth
December 14, 2016

Since formed in 2002, DHS has been at the forefront of determining and furthering some of the most hotly debated security issues facing the U.S. and global community in the 21st century. Nearly 200 university programs with undergrad and graduate majors have cropped up in the last dozen-plus years...

Critical Infrastructure Protection, Risk Management, and Resilience: A Policy Perspective

Kelley Cronin, Nancy E. Marion
December 06, 2016

Critical Infrastructure Protection and Risk Management covers the history of risk assessment, crtical infrastructure protection, and the various structures that make up the homeland security enterprise. The authors examine risk assessment in the public and private sectors, the evolution of laws and...

Introduction to Emergency Management, Second Edition

Brenda Phillips, David M. Neal, Gary Webb
December 03, 2016

Emergency management university programs have experienced dramatic and exponential growth over the last twelve years. This new, fully updated edition introduces majors and minors to the field and provides content accessible to those students taking introductory emergency management courses. The...

Terrorism and WMDs: Awareness and Response, Second Edition

John Pichtel
August 01, 2016

Terrorism and WMD’s, Second Edition provides a comprehensive, up-to-date survey of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction (WMDs). Terrorist weapons and delivery methods are becoming increasingly sophisticated; as such, this book focuses on the chemistry and biology of WMDs, the development and...

Hazard Mitigation and Preparedness: An Introductory Text for Emergency Management and Planning Professionals, Second Edition

Anna K. Schwab, Dylan Sandler, David J. Brower
July 18, 2016

This book introduces the concept of hazards as part of the earth’s natural systems, in contrast to "disasters," which occur at the intersection of the built and natural environments. The authors emphasize choices made by society that either increase or diminish our level of vulnerability to the...

Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Second Edition

Douglas M. Marshall, Richard K. Barnhart, Eric Shappee, Michael Thomas Most
May 24, 2016

Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems surveys the fundamentals of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations, from sensors, controls, and automation to regulations, safety procedures, and human factors. It is designed for the student or layperson and thus assumes no prior knowledge of UASs,...

Disaster Recovery, Second Edition

Brenda D. Phillips
October 16, 2015

Since the publication of the first edition of Disaster Recovery, a number of important new studies and guides have become available. Now revised, updated, and expanded, this second edition meets the high standards for providing evidence-based best practices in a user-friendly textbook set by its...

Cybersecurity: Protecting Critical Infrastructures from Cyber Attack and Cyber Warfare

Thomas A. Johnson
April 16, 2015

The World Economic Forum regards the threat of cyber attack as one of the top five global risks confronting nations of the world today. Cyber attacks are increasingly targeting the core functions of the economies in nations throughout the world. The threat to attack critical infrastructures,...

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Disaster Management

Brian Tomaszewski
December 19, 2014

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provide essential disaster management decision support and analytical capabilities. As such, homeland security professionals would greatly benefit from an interdisciplinary understanding of GIS and how GIS relates to disaster management, policy, and practice....

Introduction to Homeland Defense and Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA): The U.S. Military’s Role to Support and Defend

Bert B. Tussing, Robert McCreight
November 24, 2014

The application of our Armed Forces within the states and territories of the United States is far from intuitive. The challenges of defending the country against assaults within the homeland are much more complex than engaging our enemies on foreign soil. Likewise, the introduction of the military’...

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