Changes security in the United States
A written assignment is required in each module. These assignments must be scholarly written and must follow the current American Psychological Association (APA) format and style 1200 words (e.g., double-spaced, indents, etc.) and include the following: cover page, abstract, discussion, conclusion, and references The APA format.
These written assignments will deal with pertinent topics and subjects discussed in the course materials and related assigned readings, and will require that the student demonstrate insight into an understanding of the course topic and reading materials. Students are encouraged to draw implications and inferences from the material when completing the individual written assignments. These assignments will be evaluated on the following evaluative criteria:
Logical Development of Ideas (LDI)
Level of Detail (LD)
Analysis and Interpretation (AI)
Overall Content (OC)
Please remember that your written assignments should reflect graduate level work. A few of you might lose some points regarding very simple grammatical errors. A few examples include:
1. Avoid contractions.
2. Indent your paragraphs.
3. Avoid citing Wikipedia, dictionaries or encyclopedias.
4. Websites that are not APA formatted.
5. Cite more peer reviewed journal articles (at least three); newspaper articles or magazine articles are not scholarly publications; they are acceptable to cite but must be outnumbered by scholarly literature. Do not cite the textbook.
6. Write in third person.
7. Cite page numbers for quotes from journals; paragraph numbers for quotes of web articles.
Domestic Terrorism in the American Context
The 9/11 attacks o the U.S. homeland produced the most sweeping reorganization of the American security culture in history. The fear which arose following the attacks was matched by concerns that the United States was ill-prepared to prevent or adequately respond to determined terrorists. Homeland securitybecame a part of everyday life and culture because of 9-11. Although some degree of terrorist violence is likely to occur domestically, the possibility of another catastrophic attack leaves open the question of what impact such an event would have on society.
Discuss, from your perspective, the following questions in a written essay
How serious is the threat of catastrophic terrorism
Can catastrophic attacks be prevented?
How would a catastrophic terrorist attack affect American homeland security culture?
How will society in general be affected by a catastrophic attack?
What is the likelihood that Homeland Security authority will be expanded in the future?
Paper due 18 April 15, 2015 NLT 7pm EST.