Academic Catalog

CJ580 Terrorism and Homeland Security

Terrorism began receiving increased attention on university and college campuses as the number of American casualties grew from terrorist violence in the 1990s. This course introduces criminal justice and other social science students to the field of terrorism. It is designed to understand the world of terrorism and provide knowledge as a foundation for further understanding. Issues in terrorism are emotionally charged. This course is written for those who will counter terrorism with the purpose to explain many points of view without taking sides. This is true whether examining issues like the Israeli-Palestinian conflict or the controversy surrounding the USA Patriot Act.