CJS 1155 Homeland Security Issues & Administration

Overview of homeland security threats, statutes, resources and the role of law enforcement as first responders with the emphasis on inter-agency cooperation. Examination of contemporary security issues in public and private spaces including risk analysis, critical incident management, inter-agency collaboration, specialized security fields, intelligence gathering and litigation. Exploration of the career opportunities in homeland security.

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Criminal Justice Science
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: DEV 0015 AND CJS 1101 

Outcomes

  • Explain the historical development of the Department of Homeland Security and its design to counter threats from man-made or natural disasters.
  • Analyze information and intelligence in determining the threat to a community that is based on a simulation or scenario related to a man made or natural disaster.
  • Assess the limitations of current security in information and technology, and explore pragmatic techniques to improve security intelligence and technology.
  • Explain and analyze the response of law enforcement and/or the military given a terrorist event and describe the effectiveness of the responses.
  • Analyze a man-made or natural disaster using the five phases of emergency management and articulate the utilization of each phase.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3