An Integrated Approach to Addressing TerrorismCompetencies Addressed in This DiscussionCompetency 3: Articulate how terrorism impacts policy and operations of law enforcement in America.IntroductionIn this course, you have learned that there are two basic methods to fight terrorism: response and prevention. For the most part, the initiatives and programs developed through federal, state, and local law enforcement deal primarily with responding to terrorism by limiting damage, by actual engagement of the actors at the time of the attack, or by thwarting a planned attack. In recent years, there has been a move towards the actual prevention of radicalization and concepts that attempt to address the root causes of domestic terrorism and stop it before it even starts.Response: Initiatives that improve law enforcement’s response to, and investigation of, terrorist acts. This also includes the stopping of planned attacks before they occur.Prevention: Many of us think of prevention as making the target harder to get to or increasing police presence. For purposes of this discussion, we will discuss prevention as the avoidance of a person becoming radicalized.As the captain of your local police municipality, in this week’s command staff forum, you wish to discuss what the best terror policy is for your department to undertake. The chief definitely wants to start the COP program. Should it stop there? Should your policy deal primarily with response? Should it deal primarily with prevention? Would an integrated program including both initiatives be the best route?For your initial discussion post:Illustrate three initiatives associated with response to terrorism.Explain the prevention initiative covered in the course that proposes counter-radicalization.Determine whether or not an integrated initiative that utilizes elements of response and prevention is the best idea to combat terrorism.Discussion ObjectivesCompetency 3: Articulate how terrorism impacts policy and operations of law enforcement in America. Illustrate three initiatives associated with response to terrorism.Explain the prevention initiative covered in the course that proposes counter-radicalization.Determine whether or not an integrated initiative that utilizes elements of response and prevention is the best idea to combat terrorism.Response GuidelinesRespond to at least two of your peers’ posts. When responding to your peers, explain whether their posts included information similar to, or different from, your own. What additional categories or initiatives did they propose for responding to terrorism? In regard to counter-radicalization, did they address elements that you found unique or that added to your understanding of the initiative? Why or why not? What additional connections can you share, specific to response and prevention? Where it is possible, use examples from current events and the literature to enhance your response to other learners.Resources CJ Discussion Participation Scoring Guide. G.R.E.A.T. Discussion Guidelines. Community of Excellence. Criminal Justice Undergraduate Research Guide.
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An Integrated Approach to Addressing Terrorism
Competencies Addressed in This Discussion
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Competency 3: Articulate how terrorism impacts policy and operations of law
enforcement in America.
Introduction
In this course, you have learned that there are two basic methods to fight terrorism:
response and prevention. For the most part, the initiatives and programs developed
through federal, state, and local law enforcement deal primarily with responding to
terrorism by limiting damage, by actual engagement of the actors at the time of the
attack, or by thwarting a planned attack. In recent years, there has been a move towards
the actual prevention of radicalization and concepts that attempt to address the root
causes of domestic terrorism and stop it before it even starts.
Response: Initiatives that improve law enforcement’s response to, and
investigation of, terrorist acts. This also includes the stopping of planned attacks
before they occur.
o Prevention: Many of us think of prevention as making the target harder to get to or
increasing police presence. For purposes of this discussion, we will discuss
prevention as the avoidance of a person becoming radicalized.
As the captain of your local police municipality, in this week’s command staff forum, you
wish to discuss what the best terror policy is for your department to undertake. The chief
definitely wants to start the COP program. Should it stop there? Should your policy deal
primarily with response? Should it deal primarily with prevention? Would an integrated
program including both initiatives be the best route?
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For your initial discussion post:
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Illustrate three initiatives associated with response to terrorism.
Explain the prevention initiative covered in the course that proposes counterradicalization.
Determine whether or not an integrated initiative that utilizes elements of response
and prevention is the best idea to combat terrorism.
Discussion Objectives
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Competency 3: Articulate how terrorism impacts policy and operations of law
enforcement in America.
▪ Illustrate three initiatives associated with response to terrorism.
▪ Explain the prevention initiative covered in the course that proposes
counter-radicalization.
▪ Determine whether or not an integrated initiative that utilizes elements of
response and prevention is the best idea to combat terrorism.
Response Guidelines
Respond to at least two of your peers’ posts. When responding to your peers, explain
whether their posts included information similar to, or different from, your own. What
additional categories or initiatives did they propose for responding to terrorism? In regard
to counter-radicalization, did they address elements that you found unique or that added
to your understanding of the initiative? Why or why not? What additional connections
can you share, specific to response and prevention? Where it is possible, use examples
from current events and the literature to enhance your response to other learners.
Resources
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CJ Discussion Participation Scoring Guide.
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G.R.E.A.T. Discussion Guidelines.
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Community of Excellence.
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Criminal Justice Undergraduate Research Guide.

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