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HUMN 8831 Critical Incident Leadership and Planning: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

HUMN 8831 Required Course Readings


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Anderson, A. I., Compton, D., & Mason, T. (2004). Managing in a dangerous world–The national incident management system. Engineering Management Journal, 16(4), 3–9.

Ashman, J., Jean, J., Langdon, D., Poirier, L., Sardi, L., & Simoncelli, W. (2006). Flood insurance and Hurricane Katrina: Evaluation of the National Flood Insurance Program and overview of the proposed solutions. CPCU eJournal, 59(9), 1–22. 

Birdsall, I. (2009). Looking for the FEMA guy: Part 2. Administration & Society, 41(5), 628–645. 

Boin, A., & McConnell, A. (2007). Preparing for critical infrastructure breakdowns: The limits of crisis management and the need for resilience. Journal of Contingencies & Crisis Management, 15(1), 50–59. 

Bush, G. W. (2007). Remarks on Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts in New Orleans. Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 43(35), 1134-1137 

Carlson, J. (1999). Critical incident management in the ultimate crisis. FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, 68(3), 19.

Caruson, K., & MacManus, S. A. (2008). Disaster vulnerabilities: How strong a push toward regionalism and intergovernmental cooperation? American Review of Public Administration, 38(3), 286–306. 

Collins, M. L., & Kapucu, N. (2008). Early warning systems and disaster preparedness response in local government. Disaster Prevention and Management, 17(5), 587–600.

Col, J. (2007). Managing disasters: The role of local government. Public Administration Review, 67(Supplement 1), 114–124. 

Dye, J. (2007). National emergency warning systems go wireless. EContent, 30(4), 8–9.

Hyer, K., Polivka–West, L., & Brown, L. M. (2007). Nursing homes and assisted living facilities: Planning and decision making for sheltering in place or evacuation. Generations, 31(4), 29–34. 

Jellets, J. (2008). Enduring Katrina: A firsthand look at The Salvation Army’s disaster relief efforts. Weatherwise, 61(5), 14–19. 

Jenkins, P., Laska, S., & Williamson, G. (2007). Connecting future evacuation to current recovery: Saving the lives of older people in the next catastrophe. Generations, 31(4), 49–52. 

Jurkiewicz, C. L. (2007). Louisiana's ethical culture and its effect on the administrative failures following Katrina. Public Administration Review, 67(Supplement 1), 57–63. 

Kapucu, N. (2009). Why are we all looking for the FEMA guy? Administration & Society, 41(6), 773–779.

Kapucu, N., & Van Wart, M. (2008). Making matters worse: An anatomy of leadership failures in managing catastrophic events. Administration & Society, 40(7), 711–740. 

Kunreuther, H. (2006). Disaster mitigation and insurance: Learning from Katrina. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 604, 208–227.

Kunreuther, H. (1996). Mitigating disaster losses through insurance. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 12(2–3), 171–187.

Landy, M. (2008). Mega-disasters and federalism. Public Administration Review, 68(6), s186–s198. 

Leavitt, W. M., & Kiefer, J. J. (2006). Infrastructure interdependency and the creation of a normal disaster: The case of Hurricane Katrina and the city of New Orleans. Public Works Management & Policy, 10(4), 306–314.

Magers, J. (2007). Crisis negotiation leadership: Making ethical decisions. Journal of Police Crisis Negotiations, 7(1), 5–25.

Santos, J. (2005). Preparing for and facing 'The Unthinkable': The mass media as an emergency management tool. Conference Papers–American Sociological Association, 1–21. 

Shouldis, W. (2009). Real-world risk assessment. Fire Engineering, 162(6), 112–114. 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2002). Communicating in a crisis: Risk communication guidelines for public officials. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 

Waugh, W., & Streib, G. (2006). Collaboration and leadership for effective emergency management. Public Administration Review, 66(supplemental), 131–140. 

Other Readings

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