Subject details

On completion of this subject you will be able to:

  1. critique the theories that underpin the development of policing systems around the world
  2. analyse the major forms of policing system in use globally with the ability to compare and contrast the merits of each
  3. distinguish the socio/economic/political factors that determine how policing systems are employed
  4. analyse specific contemporary challenges that impact on policing systems on a global scale
  5. examine the strategies used to meet the contemporary challenges confronting international policing authorities.
  • Topics

    • A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials

      • Resources and Links

In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:

  • MAQ-ISS-GDI-2018
  • MAQ-ISS-MAS-2018
  • MAQ-PIC-GDI-2018
  • MAQ-PIC-GCE-2018
  • MAQ-PIC-MAS-2018
  • MAQ-PII-MAS-2018
  • MAQ-SSC-GCE-2018
  • MAQ-SSC-GDI-2018
  • MAQ-MCT-MAS-2018
  • MAQ-SEC-MAS-2018
  • MAQ-INT-MAS-2018
  • MAQ-PIC-GDI-2018
  • MAQ-PIC-MAS-2018
  • OUA-PSU-GCE-2018
  • MAQ-PII-MAS-2018

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as International Policing Systems.

This subject introduces students to key issues and challenges of the new global terrorism which emerged after the end of the Cold War. The subject begins by exploring the seminal events of 9-11, the nature and challenge of the new global terrorism and the responses of the Subjected States and other key states to it. The subject then examines the definition, causes and tactics of terrorist groups, as well as various terrorism typologies, which illustrate the diversity and complexity of terrorist groups and motivations. The subject also assesses counter-terrorism strategies as well as international counter-terrorism and policing cooperation. This subject utilizes perspectives and knowledge drawn from history, terrorism studies, foreign policy, counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency to examine, in a holistic manner, the phenomenon of contemporary terrorism and how to counter it.  

  • Assessment 1 (5%)
  • Assessment 2 (20%)
  • Assessment 3 (40%)
  • Assessment 4 (35%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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