BCJ 355 Homeland Security
3 Semester Units
Homeland Security reviews basic issues of homeland security, the history and context of the field, and what the future of the field might hold. Central issues surrounding homeland security including policy concepts and political and legal responses will be covered.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Analyze common themes of homeland security as found through the homeland security bureaucracy, concepts, strategy, mission, goals, and areas of emphasis.
- Examine the components of terrorism and what differentiates it from regular crime.
- Examine the passage of the USA PATRIOT Act and the myriad laws it contained.
- Assess how the intelligence and security communities interact with the criminal justice system.
- Examine the different types of threats (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives) facing the United States.
- Analyze the challenges faced by homeland security in the future.