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Introduction to Homeland Security
Policy, Organization, and Administration

Author(s): Willard M. Oliver, PhD, Sam Houston State University
Nancy E. Marion, PhD, Associate Chair of the Department of Political Science, University of Akron
Joshua B. Hill, PhD, Assistant Professor, The University of Southern Mississippi
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  • ISBN-13: 9781284045833
  • Product With Access Code    318 pages      © 2015
Price: $105.95 US List
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The Definitive Textbook on this Rapidly Expanding Field

"Introduction to Homeland Security: Policy, Organization, and Administration...provides a basic, but developed overview of homeland security regarding the United States. The book’s approach is logical and easy to understand for students at the early college level."
- Eric Ostrowidzki, El Paso Community College

After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and with the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security, the academic field of Homeland Security has grown exponentially. Until now, no text existed that addressed the need for a definitive textbook on this rapidly expanding field. Suitable for undergraduate students entering the field of Homeland Security, and for Criminal Justice students studying their role in a post-9/11 world, Introduction to Homeland Security: Policy, Organization, and Administration is a comprehensive but accessible text designed for students seeking a thorough overview of the policies, administrations, and organizations that fall under Homeland Security.

The only text of its kind available on the market, Introduction to Homeland Security offers grounding in the basic issues of homeland security, the history and context of the field, and what the future of the field might hold. Students will come away with a solid understanding of the central issues surrounding Homeland Security, including policy concepts and political and legal responses to Homeland Security. Authored by leading experts in the field, Introduction to Homeland Security: Policy, Organization, and Administration is the essential text on understanding Homeland Security in America today.

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Features & Benefits

  • Includes a comprehensive overview of the terrorist attacks of 9/11
  • Chapter-opening real-world vignettes contextualize topics in actual scenarios
  • Contains boxes, tables, and figures that highlight important information and reinforce key concepts
  • Includes a discussion of the May 1, 2011 takedown of Osama Bin Laden
  • A focus shift from terrorism to policy analysis, the function of the Department of Homeland Security, and the field of Homeland Security
  • Every new printed copy is packaged with an access code to unlock the numerous interactive learning and study tools available on the Navigate Companion Website, including practice quizzes to help students gauge their comprehension of the material and scenario exercises in which they will be immersed in the role of Homeland Security personnel and make decisions based on what they have learned.
  • Accompanied by a full suite of instructor support materials, including a Test Bank, Instructor’s Manual, and PowerPoint Lecture Outlines

Applicable Courses

Designed for the undergraduate introductory homeland security course.

Chapter 1  A History of Homeland Security
Chapter 2  Homeland Security Defined
Chapter 3  Modern Terrorism & Natural Disasters
Chapter 4  The Development of Homeland Security
Chapter 5  The Department of Homeland Security
Chapter 6  Homeland Security Community
Chapter 7  Anti-terrorism and Counterterrorism
Chapter 8  The National Strategy for Homeland Security
Chapter 9  Homeland Security Threats
Chapter 10  The Homeland Security Cycle
Chapter 11  National Incident Management System (NIMS) & Incident Command System (ICS)
Chapter 12  Political Responses to Homeland Security
Chapter 13  Legal Responses to Homeland Security
Chapter 14  Homeland Security Communication & Technology Issues
Chapter 15  Domain Security (Sea, Land, Air) & The Future of Homeland Security

Willard M. Oliver, PhD-Sam Houston State University

Willard M. Oliver is professor of criminal justice in the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from West Virginia University and a M.S. and B.S. in criminal justice from Radford University.  He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and books, including Homeland Security for Policing, which is widely used in both criminal justice and homeland security courses. He is a retired Major from the U.S. Army Military Police Corps and is a decorated Veteran of the Persian Gulf War. He is also a former police officer from the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.  Oliver is a black belt in the martial arts and is an avid marathon runner.

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Nancy E. Marion, PhD-Associate Chair of the Department of Political Science, University of Akron

Nancy E. Marion is professor of political science and associate chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Akron, Akron, Ohio. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from the State University of New York, an M.S. in criminal justice from American University and a B.S. in administration of justice from Pennsylvania State University. She is the author of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and books, including The Public Policy of Crime and Criminal Justice. Her research interests center around the interplay of politics and criminal justice/homeland security policy. Most recently, she was awarded a research grant from the Canadian government to study border security issues and the “intermestic” nature of homeland security policies.

Joshua B. Hill, PhD-Assistant Professor, The University of Southern Mississippi

Joshua B. Hill is an Assistant Professor at The University of Southern Mississippi. He holds a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice, an M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University, and a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Central Florida. His research interests include terrorism, international policing, and research methods. He has prior experience as a project manager with an NGO, the Institute for the Study of Violent Groups (ISVG), focusing on open-source collection of terrorist information. He most recently published an article examining terrorism culpability in the Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation.

  • "Introduction to Homeland Security: Policy, Organization, and Administration...provides a basic, but developed overview of homeland security regarding the United States. The book’s approach is logical and easy to understand for students at the early college level."

    -Eric Ostrowidzki, El Paso Community College

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ISBN-13: 9781284045833

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