Sep 22, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Catalog
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CJ 3230 - International Crime and Terrorism


An examination and study of international crime and terrorism. Topics will include the origin and evolution of terrorism, identification of various reasons cited to "justify" terrorism, and tactics used in terrorist and international crime activities. Other relevant areas to be studied include the rise of religious fundamentalism, the role and impact of the media, and concerns associated with the use of weapons of mass destruction and/or the disruption of vital infrastructure components. Pertinent U.S. and international laws, policies and other measures to confront and combat terrorism will also be reviewed and discussed. The course will also provide an overview of transnational crime and its effects on the political, economic and social development of countries around the world. Some specific terrorist and criminal groups from the past and present will be explored to gain an understanding of their philosophies, objectives, tactics and targets. The course will also look forward in terms of what new terrorist groups, targets and countermeasures may exist in the future.

3 hours Lecture and Discussion
3 credits



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