In this course, students will examine the characteristics and causes of terrorism and the multiple threats to our homeland security – radiological, biological, and chemical technologies and events – emerging in the 21st century. Students will also analyze, from a criminal justice perspective, the terror movements affecting the United States, including the crime of human trafficking and cyber security, and will discuss legal issues, investigations, and criminal profiles. Emphasis will be given to prevention, preparedness, and response along with the roles of local, state, and federal agencies in the process. Various social and historical forces and events will be considered in order to contextualize specific key individuals, organizations, and actions. This course also examines motivational factors – religious, political, and ideological – that drive various groups.