CJ 250 : Domestic Terrorism and Emergency Management

Transcript title

Terrorism Emergency Management



Grading mode

Standard letter grades

Total contact hours


Lecture hours


Recommended preparation

WR 121Z.

Course Description

Defines domestic terrorism, considers the motivations of terrorists, considers policy proposals, emergency management and law enforcement techniques in response to terrorism and terrorist threats while investigating tensions inherent in democracies between civil liberties and national security. Partners with the Department of Homeland Security’s Emergency Management Institute to offer basic law enforcement related FEMA certifications.

Course learning outcomes

1. Explain the historical foundations of contemporary terrorist attacks within the United States.
2. Identify constitutional limitations placed on law enforcement with regard to apprehension of suspected terrorists as related to the Patriot Act and other relevant laws.
3. Analyze the impact that media and fear create in forming public opinion with respect to terrorism.
4. Explain trends in homeland security, emergency management, counter-terrorism methods and ability to recognize radicalizing individuals in our community.
5. Summarize the test standards and information needed to pass the Incident Command Systems Certifications (ICS-100 and ICS-200) from FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute.

Content outline

  1. Terrorism and definitions
  2. Not a modern phenomenon
  3. Criminals or crusaders?
  4. Terrorism by the state
  5. Financial implications of terrorism
  6. Terror training
  7. Media and terrorism
  8. International and domestic law
  9. Use of force
  10. Security and safety
  11. Emergency response protocols
  12. Future trends

Required materials

Textbook and internet access required.

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