Research Methodology & Policy Analysis

Research Theory in Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Emergency management, homeland security, and criminal justice are all fields that may be approached academically but certainly have a large practitioner’s base. This means that while some social scientists may be intently studying phenomena and behaviors occurring within professions related to these areas of expertise, many professionals in these lines of work may or may not have academic degrees related specifically to what they do each day. A third group, practitioner scholars, has combined an educational background with professional expertise and serves as a bridge between the two ends of the spectrum.