Domestic and International Security Threat Groups (CJSA 1372)

Credits: 3, Lecture Hours: 3, Lab Hours 0

Pre-Requisites: None

Co-Requisites: None

Description: An overview of the growth of gangs in the prison systems in the United States. Includes the reasons for the gangs and their activities, methods of identifying gang members, and methods of reducing gang membership and violence. A study of current philosophies, weapons, tactics, funding sources, computer uses, Communications, Internet use, and other technologies used to operate covertly by domestic security threat groups. Analysis of international security threat groups as well as its origins, problems defining gangs, and the challenges gangs pose to United States policy makers and law enforcement agencies.

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