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2020-2021 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CRJ 301 - Intro to Homeland Security

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
The course is an examination of the role government and, more specifically, first responders play in the current threat to our nation from terrorism. The course will examine the role, authority and history of the government when faced with these threats. The structure, style and current practices will be covered along with an attempt to discover best practices and cost-effective solutions.
Competencies
  1. Construct a historical timeline reflecting significant terrorist threats and events in the United States and globally.
    1. Identify the role of the U.S. Constitution defines for federal, state and local governments in the area of emergency management and public safety.
    2. Identify which president established the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), identify which president established the Department of Homeland Security,
    3. Explain the history of emergency management in the United States and its priorities.
    4. Outline the essential characteristics of national and international acts of terrorism.
  2. Demonstrate very clear written and oral skills that describe:
    1. Essential characteristics of national and international acts of terrorism.
    2. Factual information in order to coordinate law enforcement agencies.
    3. Explain the statutory authority of the government in terrorism related events.
  3. Compose a historical timeline reflecting methods and outcomes used by national and international law enforcement and military agencies to counter and combat terrorism.
    1. Classify the roles, functions, of and interdependency between local, federal and international law enforcement and military agencies to counter and combat terrorism.
    2. Classify the roles, functions and interdependency between local, federal and international law.
    3. Explain the law enforcement and military interdependency between local, federal and international agencies to counter terrorist and criminal activity.
  4. Differentiate between ethical and unethical attitudes and actions regarding the execution of Homeland Security practices.
    1. Define unethical attitudes regarding race, religion and national identity.
    2. Explain how societies can view similar or same activities as having different levels of acceptance.
  5. Identify the characteristics, ideologies, motives, and behaviors of various extremist and terrorist groups.
    1. Explain how these characteristics foster and support terrorist activities
    2. Explain how these characteristics foster and support criminal behaviors.
  6. Examine and interpret forensic evidence to reconstruct crime and terrorism.
    1. Explain the role of physical evidence and its use in securing search and arrest warrants.
    2. Explain the “chain of evidence” regarding physical and forensic evidence and its value in a court of law.
  7. Craft effective strategies to generate useful information for local, national and international law enforcement agencies.
    1. Explain how this information is “vetted” and released.
    2. Explain the difference between information sources.
  8. Solve problems as an individual and in coordinated team setting.
    1. Define the cultures that may cause problems in this coordination.
    2. Define the problems inherent in team building during a crisis.
  9. Write clear and concise reports.
    1. Explain how these reports provide factual information, and accurate data analysis, and sound recommendations.
    2. Explain the consequence of poor reporting and inaccurate analysis and their effect on recommendations.



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