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Intelligence for Homeland Security: An Introduction

Jeffrey Douglas Dailey and James Robert Phelps
Intelligence for Homeland Security: An Introduction
ISBN: 978-1-62637-963-3
ISBN: 978-1-62637-964-0
ISBN: 978-1-955055-06-2
2021/275 pages/LC: 2021016152
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"Excellently details the ins and outs of intelligence. . . . Highly recommend the book." —Cameron Hoffman, Criminal Justice Review

"An excellent comprehensive introduction [to] the current nature, structures, roles, and missions of domestic intelligence at the federal level in the United States." —Joshua Sinai, Perspectives on Terrorism

"A refreshing, easy to read primer on the landscape of the US federal agencies charged with leading the defense of the homeland." — Diane M. Janosek, National Intelligence University

"Highly recommended as a primary textbook for any Homeland Security or Emergency Management course."—Samuel T. Akers, Georgia Military College


Since the September 11 terrorist attacks—considered one of the worst intelligence failures in US history—the many agencies that constitute the homeland security enterprise have aggressively developed their intelligence capabilities and activities. Jeffrey Dailey and James Phelps provide a comprehensive introduction to the nature of intelligence, its structures, roles, and missions, in the context of homeland security.

This accessible text:

• Covers the full gamut of agencies involved in homeland security
• Tackles difficult ethical issues
• Discusses specific threats—ranging from drug trafficking and money laundering to bioterrorism and the challenges of Covid-19—and how they are dealt with by the intelligence community
• Looks at how intelligence for national security can be applied to domestic security
• Addresses the realities of intelligence sharing among federal, state, and local organizations

Enriched with numerous case studies of both successes and failures, the book has been carefully designed to meet the needs of students focusing on homeland security, intelligence, criminal justice, policing, security management, and related fields.


Jeffrey Douglas Dailey is associate professor in the Department of Security Studies and Criminal Justice at Angelo State University. James Robert Phelps created one of the nationally top-10-ranked programs in border and homeland security at Angelo State University. He is now on the adjunct graduate faculty at Aurora University and NOVA Southeastern University.


  • Protecting the Homeland.
  • The Origins of the Homeland Security Enterprise.
  • The Creation of the Department of Homeland Security.
  • The Role of the Intelligence Community.
  • The Role of Homeland Security Agencies.
  • The Role of Other Security Agencies.
  • Counterintelligence Missions.
  • Domestic Threats and National Security.
  • Homeland vs. National vs. Practical Intelligence.
  • Making the System Work.
  • The Future of Intelligence in Homeland Security.