CJ 251 Terrorism/Domestic Preparedness
F2E 2012 PE
BS University of TennesseeMPH University of Tennessee
By Appointment before or after class
Term Dates Oct 22 to Dec 16 , In Class Dates Oct 26 to Dec14
5:00 - 10:25 PM
Introduction to Homeland Security: Understanding Terrorism with an Emergency Management Perspective
David A. McEntire
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Students will write a consolidated, thematic Essay discussing four (4) primary issues:
ISSUE #1: The impact that international terrorism has had on United States homeland security policies.
ISSUE #2: The appropriate roles of local communities and law enforcement agencies in a national strategy for protecting the homeland.
ISSUE #3: How organizational bureaucracy inhibits cooperation across federal, state, and local jurisdictions.
ISSUE #4: What can be done to improve interagency cooperation.
The assignment will be completed in two drafts. The first draft, due by Sunday of Week 4 will address Issues #1 and 2. The second part, due by Sunday of Week 7 will address Issues #1, 2, 3, and 4, and include recommended revisions (if any) from the instructor.
The final draft must provide complete and equitable treatment of all issues and questions. External research should be integrated to provide a consolidated examination of the fundamental ideas being expressed. All submissions must include the following technical components:
Written in APA or other acceptable formal research writing style (e.g., MLA, Chicago, etc.).
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: There will be a mid-term, final exam, case studies (Four) and term paper.
Item / Assignment
Midterm Exam (25%)
Term Paper (25%)
Final Examination (30%)
Case studies (20%) (four at 5% each)
Total Points Possible
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late submission will drop your assignment grade by one letter grade. No late submission after the class ends. All work is due the last day of class.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to conduct themsleves in a professional manner during class. Academic debate is encouraged, comments with a personal or derogatory tone or undercurrent won't be tolerated.
WEEK 1 (Oct 26): A New Era for Criminal Justice Administration: 9/11, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Emergency Management
Textbook (McEntire), Chapters 1 and 2
9/11 Commission Report, Section 1, ‘We Have Some Planes’, (pp. 1-46) – Web Link in Week 1 Lecture)
Week 2 (Nov 2): Understanding Terrorism and Terrorist Behavior for Domestic Homeland Security Preparedness
Textbook (McEntire), Chapters 3 and 4
“The Clash of Civilizations”-An Article by Samuel Huntington (Posted in DOC SHARING section)
First Responses to EACH Discussion Question (150 words for EACH question)
Week 3 (Nov 9): The Dynamic Nature of Terrorism
Textbook (McEntire), Chapter 5
Week 4 (Nov 16): Terrorism: The Media, Censorship, Security, and Liberty
Textbook (McEntire) Chapters 6 & 7
Week 5 (Nov 23): Readings: None
Week 7 (Dec 7):Homeland Security; Recovering from Impacts
Learning Activities: Case study: Hurricane Katrina
Week 8 (Dec 14):Terrorism and Domestic Preparedness; A New Imperative for Criminal Justice
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Bibliography: To be passed out in class.
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