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Counter Terrorism - PICT818

Terrorism is a controversial issue in part because of the debates and confusions around how best to defend against it. This unit will build on PICT802 by critically examining a range of themes central to effective practical counterterrorism, from a community, state, regional and global perspective. Strategic and tactical counter terrorism will be explored with particular focus on key concepts such as radicalization and de-radicalisation, countering violent extremism, and understanding terrorist narratives and counter narratives. Wider issues contextualising the sociology and anthropology of terrorist violence will be considered, as will ethical debates concerning appropriate counterterrorism response, how terrorism ends, and the relationship between counterterrorism and human rights.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S2 Evening - Session 2, North Ryde, Evening

S2 External - Session 2, External (On-campus dates: Voluntary)

Staff Contact(s): Department of Security Studies and Criminology staff

Admission to MCRIM or MPICT or MCPICT or PGDipPICT or GradDipPICT or GradDipCPICT or PGCertPICT or GradCertPICT or GradCertCPICT or MPICTMIntSecSt or MCPICTMIntSecSt or MIntSecStud or GradDipIntSecStud or PGCertIntell  Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Security Studies and Criminology

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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