Homeland Security Law and Policy

William C. Nicholson,

Homeland Security Law and Policy
 
 
Homeland Security Law and Policy discusses relationships abroad, the mission of federal, state, and local governments here at home, and the best way to ìprovide for the common defenseî 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, FEMAís place in policy, law, and management which includes a hazardous materials perspective, FEMAís 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 ìcivil rightsî issues, the governmentís 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 ìdirty bombî 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.


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