Philip P. Purpura
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Terrorism and Homeland Security provides a comprehensive overview of terrorism, public and private sector counterterrorism, and "all hazards" emergency management. The book presents national, state, and local perspectives and up-to-date information, including the reorganization of the Department of Homeland Security, the renewed Patriot Act, and intelligence reform.
A wide range of issues are discussed, including such topics as the effectiveness of terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, the measurement of terrorism, victims of terrorism, privatization of counterterrorism, the merging of life safety and public safety, the Katrina disaster, the role of the military, preemptive force, Homeland Security and national security versus due process models, pandemics, and wars of globalization. It emphasizes practical issues handled by senior government officials, private sector executives, security practitioners, and a variety of first responders.
An essential resource for both students and professionals, this valuable resource addresses sensitive issues, asks controversial questions, and offers solutions to differentiate law, policy, and plans from reality. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter reinforce contents and provide an opportunity for the reader to review, synthesize, and debate key issues.