CJ 250 : Domestic Terrorism and Emergency Management

Transcript title

Terrorism Emergency Management



Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total


Lecture hours


Recommended preparation

WR 121.


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 students basic FEMA certifications relevant to law enforcement.

Learning outcomes

1. Define domestic terrorism and 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. Apply knowledge in order to earn professional Incident Command Systems Certifications (ICS-100 and ICS-200) from FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute.

Content outline

• Terrorism Definintions
• Not a Modern Phenomenon
• Criminals or Crusaders?
• Terrorism by the State
• Financial implications of terrorism
• Terror Training
• Media and terrorism
• International and domestic law
• Use of Force
• Security and Safety
• Emergency response protocols
• Future Trends

Required materials

This course will require a textbook and internet access.

Grading methods

Assessment Methods:.

General education/Related instruction lists

  • Social Science

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