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.
Bruce Oliver Newsome, PhD, is a lecturer in the School of International & Area Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Before teaching, he was a research policy scientist at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California. He earned his undergraduate degree with honors in war studies from Kings College London, a master's degree in political science from the University of Pennsylvania, and PhD in international studies from the University of Reading.
Part I. Scope Chapter 1. Homeland Security Definitions and Structure Learning Objectives and Outcomes What Is Security? Security Domains Homeland Security Final Case Study: Should the DHS Be Abolished? (Michael D. Tanner and Christian Beckner) Chapter Summary Key Terms Questions and Exercises Chapter 2. Policy and Law in Homeland Security Learning Objectives and Outcomes Assessing Homeland Security Risk The Just War Homeland Security Policy Homeland Security in Law and Policy Summary Final Case Study: How Has Homeland Security Policy and Law Changed Since 9/11? (Tom Kean) Chapter Summary Key Terms Questions and Exercises Part II. Hazards and Threats Chapter 3. Terrorism Learning Objectives and Outcomes Definitions Actors Behavior and Activities Targets Motivation, Ideology, and Intent Terrorism Frequency and Distribution The Outcomes and the Cost of Terrorism Terrorist Targets Terrorist Profiles American Terrorists Counterterrorism U.S. Counterterrorism Since 9/11 Final Case Study: How Should We Assess the Terrorist Threat in Formulating Policy? (Bob Kerrey) Chapter Summary Key Terms Questions and Exercises Chapter 4. Transnational Crime Learning Objectives and Outcomes Definition of Transnational Crime The Structure of Transnational Crime Organizations How Motives of Transnational Crime Organizations Differ From Terrorists Similarities Between Transnational Crime Organizations and International Terrorism With Respect to Modi Operandi How Transnational Crime Exploits the Mechanisms of Globalization and Technology in Similar Ways as Legitimate Actors Transnational Crime Groups and the Potency of Their Threat The Role of Failed States in Facilitating Organized Crime and Terrorism Current Anticrime Methods, Regimes, and Capacity-Building Efforts to Counter Crime Worldwide Final Case Study: The Future of Transnational Crime (Jeffrey K. Harp) Chapter Summary Key Terms Questions and Exercises Chapter 5. Material Hazards and Weapons Learning Objectives and Outcomes Material Hazards and Weapons in General Chemical Hazards Biological Hazards Nuclear Hazards Radiological Hazards Chemical Explosives Energy Weapons Firearms Final Case Study: How Could We Improve Nuclear Security? (Sam Nunn) Chapter Summary Key Terms Questions and Exercises Chapter 6. Natural Risks Learning Objectives and Outcomes Natural Hazards and Threats in General Climate Change Weather Events Geological and Geomorphic Hazards Cosmic Risks Final Case Study: Comparing the Future of Wildfire Risks and Flooding Risks in the United States (Jessica Block and Sally Thompson) Chapter Summary Key Terms Questions and Exercises Part III. Providing Security Chapter 7. Emergency Management Learning Objectives and Outcomes Emergencies Assessing Emergencies Emergency Management Federal Structure Capacity and Capability Vulnerability Exposure Communicating Emergencies Final Case Study: How Do We Address the Complexities of Emergency Management? (Thad Allen) Chapter Summary Key Terms Questions and Exercises Chapter 8. Site Security Learning Objectives and Outcomes Scope and Definitions Assessing Targets Access Controls Bypasses of Access Controls Guards Emergency Services and Quick-Reaction Forces Gates Emergency Refuges Passive Perimeters Surveillance and Countersurveillance Security Engineering Site Security Services Final Case Study: Trends in Terrorist Attacks on Sites (FEMA) Chapter Summary Key Terms Questions and Exercises Chapter 9. Infrastructure Security Learning Objectives and Outcomes Scope and Definition of the Critical Infrastructure Sector-Specific Organization Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems The Infrastructure Asset Inventory and Risk Assessment Final Case Study: How Could Terrorism Complicate Matters? (Bansari Saha) Chapter Summary Key Terms Questions and Exercises Chapter 10. Information, Communications, and Cybersecurity Learning Objectives and Outcomes Scope and Definitions Sources of Attacks Access Vectors Malicious Activities Providing Security Cybersecurity The Structure of U.S. Cybersecurity Final Case Study: A Perspective on Cyber Readiness (Melissa E. Hathaway) Chapter Summary Key Terms Questions and Exercises Chapter 11. Maritime Security Learning Objectives and Outcomes Scope and Definitions Port Security Cargo Security Maritime Cargo and Container Security Maritime Transportation Security Act Maritime Terrorism Final Case Study: How Can Container Security Be Improved? (Stephen Flynn) Summary Chapter Summary Key Terms Questions and Exercises Chapter 12. Aviation Security Learning Objectives and Outcomes Scope Hazards and Threats Providing Aviation Security Countering Antiaircraft Weapons Guided Missiles Key Terms Final Case Study: Two Forecasts of Aviation Terrorism (FEMA and Jeffrey C. Price) Chapter Summary Key Terms Questions and Exercises Chapter 13. Ground Transport Security Learning Objectives and Outcomes Scope Threats and Hazards Providing Ground Transport Security Navigation Communications Vehicle Survivability Escorts and Guards Final Case Study: Beyond Protection: The Case for Resilience in Surface Transportation (Michael Dinning) Chapter Summary Key Terms Questions and Exercises Chapter 14. Border Security Learning Objectives and Outcomes Scope Risk Management and Assessment Border Security: Key Agencies Summary Final Case Study: How Does Immigration Policy Impact Political and Economic Cost Effectiveness? (Rey Koslowski) Chapter Summary Key Terms Questions and Exercises