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Courses - Fall 2018
BSST
Terrorism Studies
BSST634
Legal and Criminal Approaches to Counterterrorism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in the Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Analysis; or permission of instructor.
The United States and many of her allies have challenged long-standing legal boundaries in their effort to combat terrorism. This course examines these responses, including: increased criminalization of terrorism related activities; aggressive criminal prosecutions; detention of suspected terrorists indefinitely in far-off prisons; implementation of enhanced interrogation techniques; launch of drones to kill alleged terrorists, even U.S. citizens; and deployment of a vast system of mass surveillance.