This course will provide students an opportunity to
explore the ideological and Religious complexities of global terrorist
movements, as well as insights into counterterrorism strategies at the
national level. This course will explain how to assess the implications
of these evolving threats within the United States, and counterterrorism
strategies for law enforcement professionals. This course will focus
on contextual understanding of terrorism, the evolution and nature of
contemporary terrorism, and the relationship between national counterterrorism
strategy and local law enforcement partnerships. These concepts will
be explored through classroom lectures as well as through simulated
incidents within the “street scene” in the Homeland Security
Education Center at the College of DuPage. Successful completion of
this continuing education course will result in a certification of completion
from the Homeland Security Training Institute. Learn how to identify
and deal with the complexities of terrorist organizations and motivations
• Learn the definitions, motivations, purposes,
and the current state of terrorism within
the US and abroad.
• Gain an understanding of the roles of radicalization
and mobilization that are driving
contemporary terrorist movements.
• Identify challenges for law enforcement and
the intelligence community in identifying,
disrupting, and preventing future attacks.
• Explore case studies to examine the trends and
implications of terror plots both
in the United States and other countries around the globe.
• Evaluate current organizational strategies and
policies in combating terrorism and
perspectives on addressing these issues and how they translate to local
• Terrorist Incident Scenario in “street
scene” at the Homeland Security Education Center
will provide a hands-on training practical response.
**Cancellations for this class must be received
by SLEA 35 days prior to the start of the program in order to avoid
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