By William C. Nicholson

Homeland Security Law and Policy discusses relationships abroad, the mission of federal, state, and local governments here at home, and the best way to “provide for the common defense” in a unique and incredibly helpful way. Presented in eight sections, the first examines homeland security and emergency management, defines homeland security within the classroom and the military, FEMA’s place in policy, law, and management which includes a hazardous materials perspective, FEMA’s changing priorities, and the shape of emergency response and management in the aftermath of the Homeland Security Act of 2002. Section II explores the local and regional perspectives, homeland security initiatives and management in metro areas, and emerges with a strategy for security. Section III presents new partnerships for homeland security which covers the government, the private sector, and higher education. Partnering with the Department of Defense is reviewed, including their immediate response to any given disaster. Section IV covers “civil rights” issues, the government’s demands for new and unnecessary powers, antiterrorism investigations, the Fourth Amendment, the USA Patriot Act, money laundering, and suspicious activity reports from financial institutions. Section V explores the challenges for transportation and policy issues, aviation security, the role of technology and the federalized screening process. Section VI discusses natural disasters, weapons of mass destruction, bioterrorism defense, and the “dirty bomb” and its policy implications. Section VII continues with foreign policy aspects and foreign views, including excerpts from President Bush and Representative Doug Bereuter (R-Nevada). The final section tackles future challenges, restructuring management, the need for a change, the future role of the FBI, the executive orders issued in response to the 9-11 Commission Report, and the 9-11 Commission Report Implication Legislation. Illustrations and photographs are included to further the understanding of the subject matter. This resource will be invaluable to all law enforcement professionals, investigators, attorneys, and policymakers as well as the general public.


Foreword – Senator Joseph Biden

Section I Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Chapter 1 Part 1: Defining Homeland Security and Terrorism: Legal Enactments
Part 2: Defining “Homeland Security”: Content and Context Grounded in the Curricula

Chapter 2 FEMA’s Place in Policy, Law, and Management: A Hazardous Materials Perspective 1979–2003
Chapter 3 FEMA’S Changing Priorities since September 11, 2001
Chapter 4 The Shape of Emergency Response and Emergency Management in the Aftermath of the Homeland Security Act of 2002: Adopting the National Response Plan (NRP) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS)

Section II Local and Regional Perspectives
Chapter 5 Homeland Security from the Local Perspective
Chapter 6 Homeland Security Initiatives and Emergency Management in Metro Areas: The Pennsylvania Perspective

Section III Partnering for Homeland Security
Chapter 7 New Partnerships for Homeland Security, Policy Development, and Application: Government, Private Sector, and Higher Education
Chapter 8 Partnering with the Department of Defense for Improved Homeland Security

Section IV Civil Rights Issues
Chapter 9 Insatiable Appetite: The Government’s Demand for New and Unnecessary Powers After September 11
Chapter 10 Antiterrorism Investigations and the Fourth Amendment After September 11, 2001
Chapter 11 The USA Patriot Act, Money Laundering, and Suspicious Activity Reports from Financial Institutions

Section V Challenges for Transportation
Chapter 12 Mass Transit and Homeland Security: Policy Issues
Chapter 13 Post-9-11 Challenges for Aviation Security

Section VI Weapons of Mass Destruction
Chapter 14 Natural Disasters and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Policy Issues and Implications
Chapter 15 Bioterrorism Defense: Current Components and Continuing Challenges
Chapter 16 Understanding the “Dirty Bomb” and Its Policy Implications

Section VII Foreign Policy Aspects of Homeland Security
Chapter 17 Two Years Later: World Opinion; Foreign Views of U.S. Darken since Sept. 11
Chapter 18 GOP Congressman: War was a Mistake
Chapter 19 President Bush Discusses Iraq

Section VIII Future Challenges for Homeland Security
Chapter 20 Restructuring Management of National Security Intelligence

Part 1: HOW To Do It? A Different Way of Organizing the Government
Part 2: Executive Orders Issued in Response to the 9-11 Commission Report
Part 3: 9-11 Commission Report Implementation Legislation

Chapter 21 The Future of Homeland Security

Appendix A Homeland Security-oriented Websites
Appendix B List of Acronyms
Appendix C Legal Authorities and References for the National Response Plan (NRP)
Appendix D Overview of Initial Federal Involvement Under the Stafford Act
Appendix E State Definitions of Terrorism
Appendix F Author’s Update for Chapter

By William C. Nicholson
410 pp., 8 x 10, 9 il., 7 tables $95.00


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