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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog
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AJS 280 - Terrorism and Transnational Crime

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Focuses on transnational crimes of terrorism, drug trafficking, human trafficking, sexual and labor slavery, arms trafficking, racketeering, money laundering and document fraud. Includes evolution and relatedness of these crimes, criminal organizations, criminal methodology, and a comparison of international enforcement and investigations methods.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Compare  investigation methods used for transnational crimes.
  2. Determine the impact of transnational crimes on victims, law enforcement, the courts, international relations, and corrections.
  3. Write reports, case briefs, policy papers and/or problem-solving papers; demonstrating mastery of English grammar, spelling, syntax and composition. Competency 1.1
  4. Apply criminal law, rules and procedure to fact patterns and to investigations. Competency 2.1.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of due process, victims’ rights, and case flow through the criminal justice system. Competency 2.2.
  6. Determine the theory of a crime, elements of the crimes to be proved, and solvability factors. Competency 3.2.
  7. Interpret police procedures, admission of evidence and the causation of crime. Competency 4.1.

  1. Defining Transnational Crimes
    1. Terrorism (Domestic and Foreign)
    2. Narco-terrorism
    3. Trafficking
    4. Financial crimes
    5. Document fraud
    6. The Law and Constitutional power & constraints
  2. History and Evolution of Transnational Crime
    1. Terrorism
    2. Slave trade
    3. Drugs
    4. Weapons
    5. Vice
  3. The Business of Transnational Crime
    1. Relatedness
    2. Organization
    3. Methodology
    4. Corruption
  4. Intelligence
    1. Collection
    2. Analysis
    3. Intelligence sharing
  5. Enforcement
    1. U.S. Enforcement
    2. U.S. Task Forces
    3. Military involvement
    4. International enforcement partnerships
    5. Dealing with the media
    6. Comparison of enforcement between U.S. and other countries
  6. Investigation Methodology
    1. Strategy
    2. Planning
    3. Operations
    4. Security
    5. Reporting
    6. Accountability
  7. Investigating Transnational Crimes
    1. Terrorism
    2. Illicit drugs
    3. Weapons trafficking
    4. Money laundering
    5. Human trafficking
    6. Document fraud

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2021/2022

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