CJ 235 Terrorism and Homeland Security (3)
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the complex issues surrounding terrorism and homeland security. It examines the motivations, organizations, and tactics of various terrorist organizations as well as the effects of technology, media, and religion on terrorism. Specific focus will be placed on the impact of terrorism on intelligence agencies, law enforcement and other security forces. Additionally, the need to balance the safety and security of citizens with the threats to civil liberties posed by increases in the exercise and scope of governmental authority will be examined. The Patriot Act, the "War on Terrorism," the threats from weapons of mass destruction, and ideas that might lessen our vulnerability in the future will be explored.