Policing, Intelligence and Counterterrorism
Focus on radicalisation and how intelligence and pre-emptive policing could deal with the problem. See how individuals and groups are radicalised and carry out attacks, then examine how raw intelligence is analysed and used by police.
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Upon completion of this subject, students will have knowledge of the following questions:
- What is radicalisation?
- How and where are individuals and groups radicalised?
- How do radicalised individuals/groups plot and carry out terrorist attacks?
- What is intelligence and what forms does it take?
- From where and how does police gather intelligence regarding radicalisation?
- How is this ‘raw’ intelligence analysed and operationalized by the police?
- What pre-emptive techniques does the police use to prevent terrorist attacks?
- How does the police de-radicalise individual and groups who have been radicalised?
- Terrorism as an existential threat to Western democracies
- The problem of radicalisation
- The process of radicalisation
- From radicalisation to planning and executing a terrorist attack
- The role of intelligence in counterterrorism
- Forms and sources of intelligence in counterterrorism
- The analysis and operationalization of intelligence in counterterrorism
- Pre-emptive counterterrorism policing techniques
- The ethics of intelligence and pre-emptive counterterrorism policing
- De-radicalisation and its challenges
- Community policing
- Key takeaways from this unit
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
The exponential growth of terrorist cells, particularly in Western democracies, has brought to light the pressing problem of radicalisation and its operational effects in the form of terrorist planning and attacks. A key element in fighting this threat is reliable intelligence, which could be used by police to prevent terrorist attacks from taking place. This subject will focus on the problem of radicalisation and explore how intelligence and pre-emptive policing could be used to deal effectively with this problem.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
- Essay 1 (30%)
- Essay 2 (30%)
- Invigilated Exam (40%)