PAD/CJ 5957 Understanding the Threat

Understanding the source of the threat can help in dealing with terrorists and others who could threaten our homeland. This course will provide attendees with an understanding of the source of threats that may help them in developing effective methods of deterring, preventing, and defeating those threats. Topics may include the history of terrorism, psychology of terrorists, terrorist organizations and support, terrorism organizations, international law, weapons of mass destruction, and asymmetric threats. Current readings and research will be emphasized. Students will investigate a specific threat and determine from that knowledge how best to deal with that threat.