International Crime and Terrorism
0.5 Credit

With the perceived increase in violence perpetrated by extremist groups, there has been a dramatic shift in the nature, study, and practices of Public Safety. Against a background of intensifying economic, political, cultural, and military globalization, there is now a heightened perception of terrorism and international organized crime as threats to global security. This course critically analyzes the features of these respective threats and explores the challenges to public safety both in Canada and abroad. It offers the advanced expertise, methodological tools, and approaches required to determine the validity of and understand, analyze, prevent, disrupt, and detect crime and terrorism. It also provides evaluative tools for critiquing those areas of weakness that are hampering the state's ability to address issues of terrorism and international crime from a global perspective.