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Certificate Intelligence and Terrorism Profiling

Certificate Intelligence and Terrorism Profiling

Certificate Intelligence and Terrorism Profiling

This Certificate is designed for the student who wants to be able to describe and explain terrorism and terrorism dynamics in order to provide better counterterrorism techniques and prevention strategies. This certificate will explore and assess various characteristics, some of them mental that may explain this behavior as well as delve into de-humanization factors that affect these individuals. This program will also address behavior and verbal signs the student can learn to assist in predicting dangerousness. Students taking this certificate will be able to explain and discuss the nature of charismatic leadership. Students will acquire the tools necessary to identify and evaluate the variety of structures of terrorist organizations, from strict hierarchy to diffuse networks, as well as the implications of structure and internal dynamics on terrorist actions and capabilities. And finally, this program teaches how vetting is conducted, and how the reliability of a source is established, quantified, reported, and verified.

Students in some programs may be required to…

Key Courses

  • PSY576 - Analyzing the Terrorist Mind
  • SOC570 - Cults and Charismatic Leaders
  • SOC510 - Terrorism Group Dynamics
  • INT502 - Vetting

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