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Counter Terrorism

Course Description

The course begins by examining the political and historical roots of international terrorism. The structure and dynamics of international and domestic terrorist groups will be described. Counterterrorism strategies and the responses to the terrorist threat in the United States will be a focus of the course. September 11, 2001 has changed the perception of the dangers faced by the country. The USA Patriot Act has created new authority for federal agents in combating terrorism. Enhanced intelligence and expanded surveillance authority will create a more efficient response to the terrorist threat. Students will be introduced to new technologies in counterterrorism as well as new career opportunities. (Prerequisite: CRJU-101)