Investigate law enforcement and policing by studying social and legal systems, economic development, conflict and the globalisation of crime. Analyse the major global policing systems and compare and contrast the merits of each.
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This subject was previously known as PICX843 International Policing and Counter Terrorism
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.