Domestic Security (DSC)
Provides an introspective review of the history of U.S. Homeland defense initiative. Explores the evolution of homeland security and the agencies involved.
An examination of ideologies of a variety of social and political conflicts (international and domestic) that bring about Terrorism. The implications that these issues bring upon the criminal justice system will be examined as part of this course.
This course focuses on the increased awareness of terrorism. The instituting of meaningful preventive measures while significantly increasing preparedness levels is studied. As well, the aspects of response techniques and recovery plans are explored.
This course focuses on the identification of terrorist groups. The gathering of intelligence information and the analysis of the material is studied. The unique aspects of terrorism investigations versus the traditional investigation is also explored.
This course is presented as an overview of the history of public safety and the primary aspects of public safety management. Major administrative, managerial and leadership components of public safety organizations will be examined. Also addressed will be administrative concerns for special issues and challenges, such as coordinated public safety approaches and the roles of Law Enforcement, Emergency Management and the Fire Service, post-September 11, 2001 administrative world views, ethical foundations, critical thinking and analysis, and innovative solutions for pragmatic public safety problems.
This course studies the process and implementation of comprehensive emergency management plans for incident management and continuity of operations for all levels of government and all sectors of the community.
This course teaches the standards and requirements for the full implementation of national incident management standards, and the development of the National Response Frameworks (formerly known as the National Response Plan).
This course will include an overview of homeland security laws and regulations, public safety requirements and policies, privacy rights in the context of security concerns, human resource issues, organizational structure, and management priorities. Students will explore FEMAs role in policy, law and management of natural and man-made disasters. Legal and policy issues impacting pertinent federal, state, local and private sector agencies will be examined.
This course focuses on the integration of knowledge, skills, and abilities learned in the program through a capstone project. This course should be taken during the last semester of the program. The course will involve the student proposing a plan for public safety managers to handle a catastrophic event occurring in a community. The student will define the scope of the event and utilize concepts of disaster response as defined in prior program coursework from a public safety management prospective. The project will culminate with an oral presentation of the plan to an advisory board made up of public safety practitioners and faculty members.