Introduction to Homeland Security, 2nd Edition


Since the attacks of 9/11, billions of dollars and countless resources have been committed and expended in the attempt to make the nation more secure. Introduction to Homeland Security: Second Edition is written by a team of homeland security and justice professionals on the cutting edge of the field. The text is a comprehensive examination of current and future challenges and explores how the United States has chosen to confront these threats with both its military and civilian agencies.

Topics include:

  • A history of homeland security in the United States
  • The mission of the various agencies in the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense
  • The foundations of emergency management: mitigation/prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery
  • Inter-agency planning and cooperation and private partnership
  • A survey of the most significant natural disasters and accidents, explored through case studies
  • International and domestic terrorism and threat groups
  • The impact of transportation and border security issues and the violence occurring in the Southwest
  • Globalization and the role of intelligence in homeland security
  • Future challenges in the field of homeland security

Each chapter begins with objectives and ends with a summary, key terms, and discussion questions. Ample references encourage further study and research. The book is a premier text for criminal justice, homeland security, national security, and intelligence programs in universities and an ideal reference for professionals as well as policy and research institutes.


  • Explores the history and formation of the Department of Homeland Security as well as the role and mission of the essential agencies
  • Examines man-made threats, intelligence, and agency planning and operations
  • Looks critically at the role of global dynamics and key international partners
  • Addresses the impact of transportation and border security issues
  • Provides learning objectives and end of chapter questions


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