bss480 | undergraduate

Risk Management Perception And Communication

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In this course, students will explore different global and regional threats; integrate security decision concerns with antiterrorism resource allocation; examine the psychological perception of the risk of terrorism threats; evaluate security plans; and discuss the role of the media in regards to accuracy and timely reporting. The knowledge and skills developed in this course will help prepare students for service in local and global security environments.

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Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Evaluating Security Plans

    • Identify the components of a security plan.
    • Evaluate a security plan.

    Security Decision Concerns with Antiterrorism Resource Allocation

    • Assess how antiterrorism strategies can be integrated into an organization’s security plan.
    • Identify how the USA PATRIOT Act can be used to strengthen a security plan.
    • Analyze how the United States past and current National Security Strategy may affect an organization’s security plan.
    • Identify antiterrorism educational resources and sources of state and federal funding.

    Psychological Perception of Risk

    • Identify how the psychological perception of risk affects society.
    • Describe the psychological effects of living in an area vulnerable to terrorist activity.
    • Explain how the potential use of biological weapons influence the public’s perception of risk.

    The Role of the Media

    • Evaluate the media’s role in reporting terrorist activity.
    • Explain why publicity is a universal goal of terrorism.
    • Describe why propaganda is important to terrorism.
    • Explain the importance of the triangle of communication to terrorists.

    Global and Regional Threat Awareness

    • Describe the history of terrorism.
    • Identify what motivates international and domestic terrorist organizations.
    • Explain the concept of threat awareness.
    • Compare threat awareness from a global and regional perspective.
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