Wiley Pathways Introduction to Homeland Security: Understanding Terrorism With an Emergency Management Perspective

Wiley Pathways Introduction to Homeland Security: Understanding Terrorism With an Emergency Management Perspective
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  • ISBN-13: 9780470127520
  • ISBN: 047012752X
  • Edition: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Publisher: Wiley


David A. McEntire


You can get there Whether you're already working in the homeland security or emergency management fields and looking to expand your skills, or setting out on a new career path, Wiley Pathways Introduction to Homeland Securityomeland Home will help you get there. Easy-to-read, practical, and up-to-date, this text helps you learn about terrorism and gives you a full overview of the threats we face and why. It also helps you master the core competencies and skills you need to succeed before, during and after attacks occur. With this book, you will be able to: Define homeland security, understand how it changed after 9/11, and explore its relationship with emergency management. Recognize the causes of terrorism and what prompts people to engage in terrorist attacks. Assess the trade-offs between security and rights, and understand how terrorism exploits the tension between them. Work to prevent terrorist attacks by promoting laws that prohibit terrorism and protecting all points of entry into the United States . Prepare for a terrorist attack by creating an advisory council, passing ordinances, acquiring monetary resources, and establishing an EOC. Effectively respond to a terrorist attack through the many functions involved, including the protection of first responders and the decontamination of the victims. Recover from a terrorist attack through both short-term and long-term measures. Anticipate the future challenges we face in homeland security, and comprehend the various types of attacks that might take place. Wiley Pathways helps you achieve your goals The books in this series offer a coordinated curriculum for learning about homeland security and emergency management. Learn more at www.wiley.com/go/pathways.David A. McEntire is the author of 'Wiley Pathways Introduction to Homeland Security: Understanding Terrorism With an Emergency Management Perspective', published 2008 under ISBN 9780470127520 and ISBN 047012752X.

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