terrorism and homeland security research paper

CRIM 3322 Terrorism and Homeland Security

Research assignment

Monograph requirements

Title:Domestic Terrorism and Social Justice

The monograph must have 5 chapters:

Chapter 1: Introduction

This chapter will introduce what your monograph is about. This chapter should include a purpose of the research referred to as your prolegomenon, a statement of the problem, and why there is a need for the monograph.

Chapter 2: Research of Literature

This will be your longest chapter. You must have at least 5 sources you cite. Your research may not be older than 2009. The research will include what is domestic terrorism, what governmental agencies monitor potential terroristic groups, sovereign citizen groups and ideology, the potential interrelationship between domestic terrorism and gang/organized crime (if you took organized crime last semester from Mr. Clay you can add some of that material), recruiting and radicalizing domestic terrorists, social justice research must be included in this chapter. Define social justice and provide at least one source of research on social justice.

This is just a guide for your research. You can expand or contract the above.

Chapter 3 Domestic Terrorism in the United States

Provide at least three examples of recent domestic terrorism within the last 10 years (2010 to now). The examples do not need to be those of immense magnitude. At least one Texas domestic terrorist attack must be discussed. How are each of the incidents considered as domestic terrorism? Who were the primary terrorists and what was the reason for the attack?

Chapter 4: Interviews

You must interview at least four (4) people about domestic terrorism. At least one person must be a professor who does not teach Criminology. You interview must consist of your describing to the persons what domestic terrorism is and at least 5 questions to each person must be asked. Include a statement of social justice and develop at least one question that links social justice with reducing domestic terrorism.

You must state the person’s name and their relationship to you i.e., Professor, friend, mother work associate when and where the interview took place. The interview should be face to face. If the person does not wish to provide their name they cannot be used as an interviewee. You may interview a professor as a group of no more than 4 people at a time.

Chapter 5: Conclusion

The conclusion must have

  • Summary of your literature research
  • Summary of your combined interviews, i.e., three out of 5 people did not know the difference between domestic and transnational terrorism
  • Recommendations to reduce the amount of domestic terrorism.
  • Integrate the concepts of social justice with your recommendations and explain how they will work.

The monograph must have a title page, a table of contents and list of references. Beyond those pages there must be at least 12 complete pages of material APA style.

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