Sep 29, 2023
CJS 2097 - Homeland Defense Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3 Lab None
Course Description: This course explores the concept of national defense with attention to changing issues for the criminal justice system. Students will employ scientific theories and methods to analyze the changing roles of police and military involvement in defense. Topics will include terrorism, weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), civil rights and constitutional issues related to defense.
Prerequisite(s): Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940 with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950 with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051 with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052 with a grade of C or higher.
Recommendation: It is recommended that students have at least 15 college credits with a grade of C or higher in each course.
- Bureaucracy issues: re-conceptualizing the police role
- Changing nature of conflict: science and art
- Civil liberties: executive powers under the constitution
- Defensive role of law enforcement
- Ethical Issues for defense systems and operation
- Future trends for law enforcement and security in domestic and international terrorism
- Homeland defense and Homeland Security
- Homeland security: constitutional and criminal justice issues
- Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS)
- Infrastructure of homeland security
- Law enforcement dilemma: the Patriot Act and the Fourth Amendment
- Military intelligence vs. police intelligence
- Offensive operation and information sharing
- Responding to threat: weapons of mass destruction (WMDS)
- Terrorist culture and counterterrorism
- Training issues for security and coordination within various agencies: fire, emergency services, bio-security, HAZMAT (hazardous materials)
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- Identify structure and functions of an Incident Command System and how law enforcement operates within it.
- Differentiate among sources of intelligence at the international, Federal, State, and local levels.
- Identify examples of offensive operations, information gathering, and communications for homeland defense.
Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)
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