JUS524n Full course – 2015 winters – All discussions and week 2,4,5,7,and 8 assignment

DQ 1

Access and review the Anytown, USA simulation. Explain the
difficulties law enforcement officials would encounter when dealing with
possible terrorist attacks on this city.

DQ 2

Discuss the purposes of terrorism presented in the textbook.
Explain if the ends of a terrorist attack can ever justify the means of modern
terrorism.

JUS524n Week 2 Module 2 DQ1 & DQ2

DQ 1

What are the differences between social versus political motivations for
terrorism? Support your answer with examples.

DQ 2

According to the textbook, list some of the characteristics
of left-wing and right-wing terrorist groups in the United States. How do they
choose their targets? How are these groups a terrorist threat to the United
States?

JUS524n Week 3 Module 3 DQ1 & DQ2

DQ1

Would terrorism as it exists today be a force of fear and
intimidation if there were not the capacity for global communications and media?
Explain your answer.

DQ2

Does censorship have a legitimate role and purpose in
preventing or suppressing terrorism? Why or why not?

JUS524 Week 4 Module 4 DQ1 & DQ2

DQ1

Access and view the Anytown, USA simulation. After gathering data from the
simulation, how would you utilize the information to make a proper analysis of
the city? How would you conduct further research to draft your analysis?
DQ2

After reading chapters 4 and 5 in the textbook and viewing
“Attack on 9/11,” explain some intelligence failures leading up to
the attacks on September 11, 2001. What changes to intelligence gathering have
occurred since the attacks? Explain how careful scrutiny of al-Qaeda’s attack
history and ideology could have provided warning to the United States prior to
September 11th.

JUS524 Week 5 Module 5 DQ1 & DQ2

DQ 1

Review the Attack on 9/11 video. What were the objectives of
al-Qaeda on September 11, 2001? List some of the vulnerabilities of the targets
on that fateful day.

DQ 2

Does a self-proclaimed terrorist organization’s belief
structure need to be realistic or reasonable in order for the particular group
to be taken seriously? What becomes the trigger for the serious consideration
of any particular group or organization? Explain

JUS524 Week 6 Module 6 DQ1 & DQ2

DQ1

After reading chapters 6 and 8 in the textbook, list some of
the methods of persuasion used by terrorist groups in recent history. Explain
the effectiveness of these methods. Were objectives met or purposes
accomplished?

DQ 2
Access and view the Anytown, USA simulation. Explain and detail the possible
attack scenarios you derived from assessing the town for vulnerabilities.

JUS524 Week 7 Module 7 DQ1 & DQ2 DQ1

Discuss the Operation Eagle Claw mission of 1980. List some
of the failures of the planning. How has the Special Operations Command been
used to fight the war on terrorism?

DQ 2

In the textbook readings, how would a policy of retaliation
or preemption be beneficial to the United States in the fight against
terrorism?

JUS524 Week 8 Module 8 DQ1 & DQ2
DQ 1

Should the United States respond with tactical nuclear
strikes against any state or nation that initiates or supports a WMD attack
against the U.S.? Why or why not?

DQ 2

Is acting preemptively and proactively against terrorist
cells or organizations a necessity in suppressing and mitigating terrorism
today, or are such actions ultimately provocative and simply encouraging
terrorists to strike against the United States? Explain your answer.

Assignments

Week 2

In 250 words, formulate a draft of your purpose statement
for the tactical threat analysis discussed in Module 1.

After your initial review of Anytown, USA, justify the
rationale for this threat analysis:

  1. How
    would a terrorist attack impact Anytown, USA?
  2. Explain
    the need for a counterterrorism plan.

Refer to the Law Enforcement Tactical Threat Analysis
assignment instructions, as needed.

After your draft is submitted, the instructor will provide
commentary on your draft, which you will then use as a basis for revising this
section. The revised section will then become part of the complete Law
Enforcement Tactical Threat Analysis due in Module 8.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines
found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An
abstract is not required.

Anytown, USA: Law Enforcement Tactical Threat Analysis

Scenario: Homeland Security has alerted the mayor of
Anytown, USA about a possible terrorist attack. As police chief of Anytown, you
are to compose your threat analysis for the mayor for counterterrorism
purposes. This analysis will deal strictly with possible terrorist attacks on
the Anytown community.

In this assignment, you will create and present a law
enforcement tactical threat report based on your threat analysis of Anytown,
USA using the data obtained from the simulation as well as outside research.

For a review of what a tactical threat analysis determines,
review the “Law Enforcement Intelligence” guide, pages 83 and 151-153, located
athttp://www.cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/e09042536.pdf

To complete this analysis, do the following:

1) Gather and catalog data from the simulation for your
final analysis. Data should include:

a) History of Anytown

b) Hazard assessment of community

c) Vulnerabilities for both day and night scenarios

2) Focus on these most critical issues. Include the
following:

a) Threat Inventory and Assessment

i) Background intelligence gathering on terrorists,
including:

(1) Modus operandi

(2) Typical targets

(3) Common methods of attack

(4) Ideology

b) Target Assessment

i) Probable targets

(1) Blueprint layout information

(2) Inventory alert areas of targets

c) Target Vulnerability

i) Possible hostage situations

ii) Working with local government and private sector

iii) Media issues

iv) Possible military and civilian law enforcement response
(Provide rationale for your counterterrorism plan)

3) Your report will include:

a) Title page, including assignment title, name, date,
instructor, and course number

b) Purpose statement of 250 words, in which you justify your
rationale for the threat analysis

c) Three sections consisting of the following essays
(directions for which are provided in other module assignments):

i) Threat Inventory and Assessment Essay (750–1,000 words)

ii) Target Assessment Essay (750–1,000 words)

iii) Target Vulnerability Essay (750–1,000 words)

d) Conclusion of 250-500 words that reiterates the purpose
of your analysis

4) Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines
found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An
abstract is not required.

a) Directly quoted source material may not exceed 10% of
paper content.

b) Use sources other than Wikipedia, as it is not considered
an acceptable source for use in academic writing.

Week 4

Develop a draft (750-1,000 words) of your Threat Inventory
and Assessment Essay, which will be a vital part of your final Law Enforcement
Tactical Threat Analysis.

In this assignment, you will compile your intelligence on
the terrorist group from the Anytown, USA simulation in order to create your
Law Enforcement Tactical Threat Analysis. This portion of the analysis will
focus on the background intelligence gathered on the terrorist group.

In order to make a proper analysis, use research from the
readings and from the simulation, as well as any data gathered from outside
research, in order to provide local government with your analysis on the
terrorist threat. Elaborate on the following in your draft:

  1. What
    is the modus operandi of the terrorist group?
  2. What
    are the typical targets?
  3. What
    is the group’s common method of attack?
  4. What
    is the group’s ideology?
  5. Why is
    it important for local government to know these things?
  6. Explain
    the dangers inherent in the terrorist group. Support your answer.

Refer to the Law Enforcement Tactical Threat Analysis
assignment instructions.

After the draft is submitted, the instructor will provide
commentary on your draft, which you will then use as a basis for revising this
section. The revised section will then become part of the complete Law
Enforcement Tactical Threat Analysis due in Module 8.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines
found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An
abstract is not required.

Directly quoted source material may not exceed 10% of paper
content.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be
using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the
rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment
criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can
be submitted to Turnitin.

Anytown, USA: Law Enforcement Tactical Threat Analysis

Scenario: Homeland Security has alerted the mayor of
Anytown, USA about a possible terrorist attack. As police chief of Anytown, you
are to compose your threat analysis for the mayor for counterterrorism
purposes. This analysis will deal strictly with possible terrorist attacks on
the Anytown community.

In this assignment, you will create and present a law
enforcement tactical threat report based on your threat analysis of Anytown,
USA using the data obtained from the simulation as well as outside research.

For a review of what a tactical threat analysis determines,
review the “Law Enforcement Intelligence” guide, pages 83 and 151-153, located
athttp://www.intellprogram.msu.edu/Carter_Intelligence_Guide.pdf

To complete this analysis, do the following:

1) Gather and catalog data from the simulation for your
final analysis. Data should include:

a) History of Anytown

b) Hazard assessment of community

c) Vulnerabilities for both day and night scenarios

2) Focus on these most critical issues. Include the
following:

a) Threat Inventory and Assessment

i) Background intelligence gathering on terrorists,
including:

(1) Modus operandi

(2) Typical targets

(3) Common methods of attack

(4) Ideology

b) Target Assessment

i) Probable targets

(1) Blueprint layout information

(2) Inventory alert areas of targets

c) Target Vulnerability

i) Possible hostage situations

ii) Working with local government and private sector

iii) Media issues

iv) Possible military and civilian law enforcement response
(Provide rationale for your counterterrorism plan)

3) Your report will include:

a) Title page, including assignment title, name, date,
instructor, and course number

b) Purpose statement of 250 words, in which you justify your
rationale for the threat analysis

c) Three sections consisting of the following essays
(directions for which are provided in other module assignments):

i) Threat Inventory and Assessment Essay (750–1,000 words)

ii) Target Assessment Essay (750–1,000 words)

iii) Target Vulnerability Essay (750–1,000 words)

d) Conclusion of 250-500 words that reiterates the purpose
of your analysis

4) Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines
found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An
abstract is not required.

a) Directly quoted source material may not exceed 10% of
paper content.

b) Use sources other than Wikipedia, as it is not considered
an acceptable source for use in academic writing.

Week 5

Develop a draft (750-1,000 words) of your Target Assessment
Essay, which will be a vital part of your final Law Enforcement Tactical Threat
Analysis. In this assignment, you will assess the possible targets in Anytown,
USA.

Based on the history, statements, threats, and nature of the
terrorist group—along with its ideology—write an analysis determining the
probable targets in Anytown, USA.

Use the information from the simulation in these areas to
alert local government of target threats:

Blueprint layout information:

  1. Chart
    possible red-zone, high-alert areas.
  2. Describe
    the vulnerabilities of the targets.
  3. Provide
    possible evacuation routes.

Inventory alert areas of targets:

Explain why local government should be aware of these
threats.

Refer to the Law Enforcement Tactical Threat Analysis
assignment instructions, as needed.

After the draft is submitted, the instructor will provide
commentary on your draft, which you will then use as a basis for revising this
section. The revised section will then become part of the complete Law
Enforcement Tactical Threat Analysis due in Module 8.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines
found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An
abstract is not required.

Directly quoted source material may not exceed 10% of paper
content.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be
using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the
rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment
criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can
be submitted to Turnitin.

Anytown, USA: Law Enforcement Tactical Threat Analysis

Scenario: Homeland Security has alerted the mayor of
Anytown, USA about a possible terrorist attack. As police chief of Anytown, you
are to compose your threat analysis for the mayor for counterterrorism
purposes. This analysis will deal strictly with possible terrorist attacks on
the Anytown community.

In this assignment, you will create and present a law
enforcement tactical threat report based on your threat analysis of Anytown,
USA using the data obtained from the simulation as well as outside research.

For a review of what a tactical threat analysis determines,
review the “Law Enforcement Intelligence” guide, pages 83 and 151-153, located
athttp://www.intellprogram.msu.edu/Carter_Intelligence_Guide.pdf

To complete this analysis, do the following:

1) Gather and catalog data from the simulation for your
final analysis. Data should include:

a) History of Anytown

b) Hazard assessment of community

c) Vulnerabilities for both day and night scenarios

2) Focus on these most critical issues. Include the following:

a) Threat Inventory and Assessment

i) Background intelligence gathering on terrorists,
including:

(1) Modus operandi

(2) Typical targets

(3) Common methods of attack

(4) Ideology

b) Target Assessment

i) Probable targets

(1) Blueprint layout information

(2) Inventory alert areas of targets

c) Target Vulnerability

i) Possible hostage situations

ii) Working with local government and private sector

iii) Media issues

iv) Possible military and civilian law enforcement response (Provide
rationale for your counterterrorism plan)

3) Your report will include:

a) Title page, including assignment title, name, date,
instructor, and course number

b) Purpose statement of 250 words, in which you justify your
rationale for the threat analysis

c) Three sections consisting of the following essays
(directions for which are provided in other module assignments):

i) Threat Inventory and Assessment Essay (750–1,000 words)

ii) Target Assessment Essay (750–1,000 words)

iii) Target Vulnerability Essay (750–1,000 words)

d) Conclusion of 250-500 words that reiterates the purpose
of your analysis

4) Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines
found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An
abstract is not required.

a) Directly quoted source material may not exceed 10% of
paper content.

b) Use sources other than Wikipedia, as it is not considered
an acceptable source for use in academic writing.

Week 7

Develop a draft (750-1,000 words) of your Target Vulnerability
Assessment, which will be a vital part of your final Law Enforcement Tactical
Threat Analysis. In this assignment, you will assess the vulnerabilities of the
targets in Anytown, USA.

Considering the intelligence gathered on the terrorist group
threatening Anytown, USA as well as the target assessment, address the
following in this assignment:

  1. What
    possible hostage situations could occur?
  2. Why is
    it important to work with local government and the private sector? Which
    one would your plan use and what would you ask of them?
  3. Identify
    how your plan will deal with any media issues.
  4. What
    access to military and civilian law enforcement does Anytown have? How
    does your plan utilize them?
  5. Provide
    rationale for your counterterrorism plan. Use module readings and data
    compiled on your terrorist group.
  6. Describe
    the best possible and worst possible case scenarios.

Refer to the Law Enforcement Tactical Threat Analysis
assignment instructions, as needed.

The instructor will provide commentary on your draft, which
you will then use as a basis for revising this section. The revised section
will then become part of the complete Law Enforcement Tactical Threat Analysis
due in Module 8.

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines
found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An
abstract is not required.

Directly quoted source material may not exceed 10% of paper
content.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be
using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the
rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment
criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can
be submitted to Turnitin.

Anytown, USA: Law Enforcement Tactical Threat Analysis

Scenario: Homeland Security has alerted the mayor of
Anytown, USA about a possible terrorist attack. As police chief of Anytown, you
are to compose your threat analysis for the mayor for counterterrorism
purposes. This analysis will deal strictly with possible terrorist attacks on
the Anytown community.

In this assignment, you will create and present a law
enforcement tactical threat report based on your threat analysis of Anytown,
USA using the data obtained from the simulation as well as outside research.

For a review of what a tactical threat analysis determines,
review the “Law Enforcement Intelligence” guide, pages 83 and 151-153, located
athttp://www.intellprogram.msu.edu/Carter_Intelligence_Guide.pdf

To complete this analysis, do the following:

1) Gather and catalog data from the simulation for your
final analysis. Data should include:

a) History of Anytown

b) Hazard assessment of community

c) Vulnerabilities for both day and night scenarios

2) Focus on these most critical issues. Include the
following:

a) Threat Inventory and Assessment

i) Background intelligence gathering on terrorists,
including:

(1) Modus operandi

(2) Typical targets

(3) Common methods of attack

(4) Ideology

b) Target Assessment

i) Probable targets

(1) Blueprint layout information

(2) Inventory alert areas of targets

c) Target Vulnerability

i) Possible hostage situations

ii) Working with local government and private sector

iii) Media issues

iv) Possible military and civilian law enforcement response
(Provide rationale for your counterterrorism plan)

3) Your report will include:

a) Title page, including assignment title, name, date,
instructor, and course number

b) Purpose statement of 250 words, in which you justify your
rationale for the threat analysis

c) Three sections consisting of the following essays
(directions for which are provided in other module assignments):

i) Threat Inventory and Assessment Essay (750–1,000 words)

ii) Target Assessment Essay (750–1,000 words)

iii) Target Vulnerability Essay (750–1,000 words)

d) Conclusion of 250-500 words that reiterates the purpose
of your analysis

4) Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines
found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An
abstract is not required.

a) Directly quoted source material may not exceed 10% of
paper content.

b) Use sources other than Wikipedia, as it is not considered
an acceptable source for use in academic writing.

Week 8

In this assignment, you will finalize and present a Law
Enforcement Tactical Threat Report based on your threat analysis of Anytown,
USA using the data obtained from the simulation as well as outside research.

Your report will include:

Title page, including assignment title, name, date,
instructor, and course number

Purpose statement of 250 words, in which you justify your
rationale for the threat analysis

Three sections consisting of the following essays (revise
each section based on instructor feedback):

  1. Threat
    Inventory and Assessment Essay (Module 4)
  2. Target
    Assessment Essay (Module 5)
  3. Target
    Vulnerability Assessment Essay (Module 7)
  4. Conclusion
    of 250-500 words that reiterates the purpose of your analysis

For complete assignment instructions, refer to “Anytown,
USA Law Enforcement Tactical Threat Analysis.”

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines
found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An
abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be
using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the
rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment
criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center. Only Word documents can
be submitted to Turnitin.

Anytown, USA: Law Enforcement Tactical Threat Analysis

Scenario: Homeland Security has alerted the mayor of
Anytown, USA about a possible terrorist attack. As police chief of Anytown, you
are to compose your threat analysis for the mayor for counterterrorism
purposes. This analysis will deal strictly with possible terrorist attacks on
the Anytown community.

In this assignment, you will create and present a law
enforcement tactical threat report based on your threat analysis of Anytown,
USA using the data obtained from the simulation as well as outside research.

For a review of what a tactical threat analysis determines,
review the “Law Enforcement Intelligence” guide, pages 83 and 151-153, located
athttp://www.intellprogram.msu.edu/Carter_Intelligence_Guide.pdf

To complete this analysis, do the following:

1) Gather and catalog data from the simulation for your
final analysis. Data should include:

a) History of Anytown

b) Hazard assessment of community

c) Vulnerabilities for both day and night scenarios

2) Focus on these most critical issues. Include the
following:

a) Threat Inventory and Assessment

i) Background intelligence gathering on terrorists,
including:

(1) Modus operandi

(2) Typical targets

(3) Common methods of attack

(4) Ideology

b) Target Assessment

i) Probable targets

(1) Blueprint layout information

(2) Inventory alert areas of targets

c) Target Vulnerability

i) Possible hostage situations

ii) Working with local government and private sector

iii) Media issues

iv) Possible military and civilian law enforcement response
(Provide rationale for your counterterrorism plan)

3) Your report will include:

a) Title page, including assignment title, name, date,
instructor, and course number

b) Purpose statement of 250 words, in which you justify your
rationale for the threat analysis

c) Three sections consisting of the following essays
(directions for which are provided in other module assignments):

i) Threat Inventory and Assessment Essay (750–1,000 words)

ii) Target Assessment Essay (750–1,000 words)

iii) Target Vulnerability Essay (750–1,000 words)

d) Conclusion of 250-500 words that reiterates the purpose
of your analysis

4) Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines
found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An
abstract is not required.

a) Directly quoted source material may not exceed 10% of
paper content.

b) Use sources other than Wikipedia, as it is not considered
an acceptable source for use in academic writing.

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