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466 Topics in Criminal Justice: Terrorism

Topics in Criminal Justice: Terrorism (47:202:466:W1:13245)
Class Dates: 12/23/2019 - 1/17/2020
Class Times: MTWThF, 1:00pm - 4:15pm
Instructor: Eldivan
Location: Center for Law & Justice - Room 025
Format: On Campus
Credits: 3
COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This essential course is a clear and comprehensive introduction to the complex issues surrounding terrorism, perhaps the most pressing major issue facing social sciences (criminal justice, global affairs, law, etc.,) professionals in the 21st century. Students will learn to think critically about the causes of terrorism, both domestic and international. No subject is off limits. Terrorism is intended to be a matter of perception and is thus seen differently by different observers. The failure of unity on the definition leads to the necessity of understanding terrorism in its specific context as, “it erupts and flourishes in different places at different times due to an often particular combination of factors”. Students are encouraged to contemplate and understand the various religious, ideological, nationalistic and ethnic terrorist movements taking place around the world, their origins, their outlook, their aims. Subjects examined in this exciting and fast-paced course include: suicide bombings, the specter of nuclear, biological and chemical terrorism, cyber-terrorism, Jihadism, the new economy of terrorism, and the organization, function and bureaucracy of institutions (governmental or private) which are continuously evolving to counter the increasing threat of terrorism. The student is challenged to come to grips with the reality of terrorism and to be prepared to confront it in any field. 

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