CJM-308 ROLE OF CJ IN TERRORISM CJM 308

Readings & Resources

Martin, Gus, “Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives & Issues”, (2012), 4th Edition, SAGE Publishing, ISBN: 1452205825

Note: Because the Internet is in a constant state of change, the URLs of the below sources may change. If so, search the name of the article and utilize the updated URL to access the article.

•    The Changing Faces of Terrorism
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/recent/sept_11/changing_faces_01.shtml

•    Defeating Terrorism: Strategic Issue Analyses
http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?PubID=273

•    Confronting the “Enemy Within” What Can the United States Learn About Counterterrorism and Intelligence from

•    Other Democracies
http://www.rand.org/publications/RB/RB9047/
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Formatting: You are required to prepare TEs as formal submissions and place them in the Coursework-Assignments saved as Microsoft Word documents no later than Sunday at 11:55pm ET. The essay should be 350-400 words maximum using 12pt. font and double spaced, using one-inch margins. Please type your name, assignment, and course number (e.g., CJM 304) at the top of your paper. Citations and reference pages must use APA formatting.
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COUSRE WORK
COLLABORATION QUESTION (PLEASE BROWSE FOR QUESTIONS)

ASSIGNMENT #1
Terrorism Exploration #1: Answer the questions below in 350-400 words maximum. Use 12pt. font, one-inch margins, and double-space your paper. When referencing the text either by paraphrasing or a direct quotation, use APA citation guidelines. Paraphrasing or quoting the author without proper citations is considered plagiarism. Place your assignment in the Coursework-Assignments by Sunday 11:55pm ET. Please type your name, assignment and course number at the top of your paper. Submit to the Coursework-Assignments tab under Week 2.

Using this chapter’s recommended Web sites, conduct an online investigation of the fundamental characteristics of extremism.
1.    What commonalities can you find in the statements of these groups?
2.    Is there anything that strikes you as being particularly extremist?
3.    Why or why not?
For an online search of different approaches to defining extremism and terrorism, readers should activate the search engine on their Web browser and enter the following keywords: “Definitions of Terrorism” “Extremism”
Web Resources
o    Council of Conservative Citizens:
www.cofcc.org
o    Earth First! Radical Environmental Journal:
www.earthfirstjournal.org
o    Front National (France):
www.frontnational.com
o    Socialist Party USA:
www.sp-usa.org
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ASSIGNMENT#2
•    Terrorism Exploration #2: Answer the questions below in a 350-400 word essay. Use 12pt. font, one-inch margins, and double-space your paper. When referencing the website either by paraphrasing or a direct quotation, use APA citation guidelines. Paraphrasing or quoting the author without proper citations is considered plagiarism. Place your assignment in the Coursework-Assignments by Sunday 11:55pm ET. Please type your name, assignment and course number at the top of your paper.

Using this chapter’s recommended Web sites, conduct an online investigation of the reporting of terrorism by the media.
Compare and contrast the reporting of political violence by the referenced media services. What patterns of reporting can you identify?
To what extent are the media services biased in their reporting? How so?
To what extent are the media services objective in their reporting? How so?
For an online search of reporting of terrorism by the media, readers should activate the search engine on their Web browser and enter the following keywords:
“Media and Terrorism” “Propaganda and Terrorism”
o    Al Arabiya News Channel (Dubai):
http://www.alarabiya.net/english.html
o    Al Jazeera (Qatar):
http://english.aljazeera.net/HomePage
o    BBC (UK):
www.bbc.co.uk
o    CNN (USA):
www.cnn.com
o    Dawn (Pakistan):
www.dawn.com
o    Middle East Media Research Institute:
http://memri.org
o    New York Times:
www.nytimes.com
o    SITE Intelligence Group (USA):
http://www.siteintelgroup.org/
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FINAL PAPER 8-10 PAGES LONG APA STYLE

You will choose a paper topic.  You should use and cite at least four sources in your papers; use the Understanding Terrorism textbook as one of your sources.

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