This course examines the strategies, tactics, and techniques used to combat terrorism and will teach students to distinguish conceptually between defensive “anti-terrorism” approaches and offensive “counterterrorism” approaches. Students will also understand legal responses to terrorism, the organization of counterterrorist task forces and operational units, tactics and tools used by such forces, and ethical questions that arise with regard to counterterrorism policies.
Define terrorism and counterterrorism
Describe actual terrorist incidents and responses to them
Examine the effectiveness of counterterrorism methods employed by various countries
Identify the philosophical, political and religious roots of global terrorist activities and analyze terrorists’ motivations
Recognize the dilemmas in counterterrorism and civil liberties
Henley-Putnam’s commitment to service begins with your first call with an advisor and continues through graduation. Our classes are small, so you are never just a number. We get to know you, your goals and your needs. You will be supported by a team of professionals who will help you track your degree progression, advise you on course selection, and inform you of relevant services such as tutoring and mentoring. Your faculty members will be available to you, as will the deans and administrators.
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