Justice Studies - Terrorism & Homeland Security
Online Certificate

Is a Certificate Program in Terrorism and Homeland Security Right for You?

If you are interested in emergency management planning or protecting against terrorist threats, consider enrolling in the Justice Studies Terrorism and Homeland Security certificate program at Southern New Hampshire University. The online Certificate in Terrorism and Homeland Security program at SNHU delivers the training you need.

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Why the Online Certificate Program in Terrorism and Homeland Security at SNHU?

As a private, nonprofit accredited university, Southern New Hampshire University focuses on ensuring you learn the necessary skills to succeed. Whether you enroll in the Justice Studies Terrorism and Homeland Security certificate program online or through the Manchester campus, you will benefit from an SNHU education:

Criminal Justice vs. Justice Studies

Unlike traditional criminal justice programs, our interdisciplinary approach goes beyond courses in criminology and law enforcement. Our Justice Studies online certificate program in Terrorism and Homeland Security provides a broader list of course options to offer students a sweeping overview of the American justice system, criminal law, social science, and more. This diverse approach to your studies translates into expanded opportunities when you graduate.

Employment Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2012-2013, "Employment of private detectives and investigators is expected to grow 21 percent from 2010–20, much faster than the average for all occupations. Increased demand for private detectives and investigators will result from heightened security concerns, increased litigation, and the need to protect confidential information and property of all kinds. The proliferation of criminal activity on the Internet, such as identity theft, spamming, email harassment, and illegal downloading of copyrighted materials, also will increase the demand for private investigators."

Graduates of the Justice Studies certificate programs often go on to complete their AA in Justice Studies online or their BA in Justice Studies online.  Those that are already in the workforce are better prepared for career advancement in business security, policing and law enforcement, federal service agencies, terrorism prevention, the courts, corrections, dispute resolution, victim advocacy, the military and more.

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Justice Studies Online Certificate Program in Terrorism and Homeland Security Certificate

Through a carefully selected program of study, students have the opportunity to discover a broad scope of the American justice system. Unlike programs that focus on only one aspect of the justice model, such as law enforcement, Southern New Hampshire University's program provides course options that give a sweeping overview of the justice system, criminal law, social science, and more.

Terrorism & Homeland Security Certificate Required Courses

JUS-101: Introduction to Criminal Justice
This course covers the nature, scope and impact of crime in the United States, independent and interdependent operations and procedures of police, courts and corrections, and introductory theories of crime and delinquency. The course introduces the justice model in a systematic way whereby students delve into the numerous components of the justice system including law enforcement, legal and judicial process and correctional operations. Career opportunities will be fully covered throughout the course.
JUS-429: Terrorism
Examines current terrorism, its origins and ideological bases, with particular attention to its relation to political institutions and the criminal justice process. Specific attention is given methods and means of the terrorist, motivations and modus operandi trends and predictability and law enforcement's multi-faceted reactions to its many devious forms. Legislative efforts to curb the scourge of terrorism are also highlighted.
JUS-466: Homeland Security
The goal of this course is to provide students with a thorough understanding of the strategic, political, legal, and organizational challenges associated with the defense of the U.S. homeland, the efforts that are under way to meet these challenges, and possible policy options. The course starts by examining the range of potential threats to the U.S. homeland, focusing on potential terrorist acts. The course then examines strategies and means for addressing these threats, including both military and non-military options. The course goes on to analyze organizational issues and impediments to effective policy coordination. Finally, the course addresses the implications of homeland security challenges and policies for constitutional rights, legal protections, and civil liberties.
POL-306: The American Legal Tradition
This course offers a broad introduction to the American legal tradition, including the structure and function of the courts, the legal profession, legal education, and the politics of judicial selection. As an introduction to what it means to "think like a lawyer" in the United States, students learn how to write parts of a predictive legal memorandum of the type that first-year law students learn how to write, in which they analyze a legal issue of concern to hypothetical clients by applying the reasoning and conclusions in selected judicial opinions to the facts of the clients' case.
GOV-110 or POL-210

Students may select either JUS-101 or POL-306.

Select one (1) of the following courses not otherwise completed as a requirement for the B.S in Justice Studies major or other Justice Studies concentration/certificate:

JUS-104: Introduction to Security
A basic overview of private sector justice is the course's chief aim. Types of security operations and functions comprises much of the course coverage including perimeter and physical security, intelligence gathering, retail and industrial security, terrorism and executive protection as well as security in select business and industrial centers. Careers, regulation and licensure, and the debate on professionalization are other areas of major intellectual concern.
JUS-202: Industrial and Retail Security
This course covers a wide array of issues relevant to the protection of industrial, retail and commercial interests, including administrative and managerial aspects of the security field in both the public and private sector; consideration of unique security management problems arising from labor disputes, demonstration, civil disorders and riots, white collar and organized crime and industrial espionage. Management issues peculiar to organizations which operate under constraints imposed by federal and state regulatory agencies is also dealt with. Tactical steps and strategies to combat the various forms of criminality in the commercial marketplace will be analyzed and discussed.
JUS-305: International Criminal Justice
This course compares and contrasts the criminal justice system of the United States with the systems of other countries on a substantive and procedural basis. A thorough examination of other cultural models of law and justice in order that differences in justice processing and definition become apparent. Some emphasis is placed on international policing and legal enforcement, whether through INTERPOL, treaty or other regulation.

SNHU's online degree programs meet the needs of today's students while ensuring educational quality and real-world applicability. Contact us to learn more about the SNHU difference.

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