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Counter Terrorism - PICX818

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 PICX802 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.

All enrolment queries should be directed to Open Universities Australia (OUA): see

Credit Points: 1
When Offered:

S2 OUA - Session 2, offered through Open Universities Australia

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



NCCW(s): PICT818
Unit Designation(s):
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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