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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Security & Rsk Analy (SRA)

SRA 211 Threat of Terrorism and Crime (3) Provides overview of nature, scope, and seriousness of threats to security as a result of terrorism and crime.

SRA 211 Threat of Terrorism and Crime (3)

Threat of Terrorism and Crime is a course designed to acquaint students with the security threats posed by both terrorist and criminal activity, and with strategies to combat these threats. Terrorism and security are defined as well as terrorism in its historical context. Varieties of terrorist groups, organizations and their actions are studied with targets of terrorism being a focus. Types of crime including street, employee, organized and white collar crime are studied.

Information theft can occur in each of the types of crime. Security threats of each type are studied and mitigation techniques are evaluated. Methods of studying terrorism and crime cover data collection, analysis of the reliability of the data, and fusing the data so that information is obtained that leads to knowledge to combat terrorism and crime.

Finally to put the course in perspective, students study critical shortfalls in our understanding of terrorism and crime including unreliable data, biased estimates and a lack of understanding of terrorist and criminal motives and objectives.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: SRA 111

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.