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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.
MnTC Goals

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.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: It is recommended that students have at least 15 college credits with a grade of C or higher in each course.

Major Content
  1. Bureaucracy issues: re-conceptualizing the police role
  2. Changing nature of conflict: science and art
  3. Civil liberties: executive powers under the constitution
  4. Defensive role of law enforcement
  5. Ethical Issues for defense systems and operation
  6. Future trends for law enforcement and security in domestic and international terrorism
  7. Homeland defense and Homeland Security
  8. Homeland security: constitutional and criminal justice issues
  9. Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  10. Infrastructure of homeland security
  11. Law enforcement dilemma: the Patriot Act and the Fourth Amendment
  12. Military intelligence vs. police intelligence
  13. Offensive operation and information sharing
  14. Responding to threat: weapons of mass destruction (WMDS)
  15. Terrorist culture and counterterrorism
  16. Training issues for security and coordination within various agencies: fire, emergency services, bio-security, HAZMAT (hazardous materials)

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Identify structure and functions of an Incident Command System and how law enforcement operates within it.
  2. Differentiate among sources of intelligence at the international, Federal, State, and local levels.
  3. Identify examples of offensive operations, information gathering, and communications for homeland defense.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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