Terrorism and Homeland Security
3 Graduate Credits
The graduate seminar analyzes definitions of terrorism; examines the history and evolution of terrorism from ancient times through the present and focuses on contemporary modern terrorism. It identifies different types of terrorism, terrorist strategies and tactics, terrorist organizational structures and explores counter-terrorism strategies. It compares terrorism to crime; considers individual and group aspects of terrorism and investigates the role of the military, homeland security and intelligence community, as well as federal, state and local law enforcement in prevention and response to terrorism. The seminar addresses legal, constitutional, privacy, surveillance, security and ethical issues arising out of the U.S. response to terrorism after September 11, including coercive investigative techniques, the concept of “enemy combatants, military tribunals, detention at Guantanamo and elsewhere, the Patriot Act and other post 9/11 legislation. It will also explore technology, immigration, border security, racial, ethnic and religious profiling; the impact of terrorism on local policing and other issues associated with terrorism.
Grading Basis
Lecture - Required
CRJU 534
Academic Group
College of Beh and Social Scie
Academic Organization
Criminal Justice
Coppin State University