CJUS 390 Domestic Security

3 credits, Fall or Spring (as needed)

Introduces the causes, dynamics, and history of terrorism, extremist groups and cults and their impact on the law enforcement profession. Emphasis is placed on issues associated with the causes and goals of terrorism, the cultural phenomenon of extremist groups and cults, and the challenges presented by these to future law enforcement professionals. Discussion topics will include (a) a historical perspective of terrorism; (b) international and domestic terrorism; (c) political, cultural, and religious responses to terrorism; (d) future predictions and role of law enforcement; (e) the militarization of a civilian law enforcement; (f) the birth, rise and dynamics of extremist religious and political groups; and (g) the dynamics and impacts of cults and inter- and intra-national considerations.

Prerequisite(s): Any 200-level CJUS course with a grade of "C-" or better