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A Cutting-Edge Text in a Rapidly Growing 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 is a comprehensive but accessible text designed for students seeking a thorough overview of the policies, administrations, and organisations that fall under Homeland Security. It grounds students 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 as well as political and legal responses to Homeland Security. Key Features: * Includes a comprehensive overview of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 * Chapter-opening real-world vignettes contextualise 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. * Accompanied by a full suite of instructor support materials, including a Test Bank, Instructor's Manual, and PowerPoint Lecture Outlines

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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. 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 centre 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 is an Assistant Professor of Homeland Security and Terrorism at Tiffin University in Tiffin, Ohio. 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 Defence Modelling and Simulation.

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