- Class number: 9674
- Term: Spring 2009
- Instructor: Mario Barnes
This seminar will focus on the complex web of federal law, both post- and pre-9/11/01, that addresses dangers to our national defense, including the threat of terrorism. This body of law has a pervasive effect on criminal procedure, implicating the gamut of constitutional protections in police investigations and trials both in the USA and abroad, in military and civilian justice, and in the treatment of citizens, immigrants and other non-citizens. We will cover constitutional commitments and limits affecting the abilities of our varying branches of government to wage war and respond to emergency. We will compare contemporary approaches to combating terrorism with measures taken during World War I, World War II and the McCarthy era, three periods during the 20th century when the United States confronted the threat of an internal enemy. We will also examine comparative, international responses to national crises, including Great Britain's response to an extended period of IRA terrorism in Northern Ireland and on English soil. Each student will write a research paper and present his or her research to the class.
- Date: Tuesday 09:00-12:00AM
- Location: ST112
- Catalog number-Section number: 7802-01
- Course Type: Seminar
- Prerequisites: May Satisfy Writing Req.
- Credits (min/max): 3/3
- Notes: The P/F option is not open to those students satisfying the UCWR.
- Enrollment status: Closed
- Current enrollment/capacity: 18/18
- Reserve population/capacity: 0/0
- Waitlist enrollment/capacity: 9/50
- Grade basis: Student option
- Satisifies Writing Requirement: UCWR
- Exam type: NO EXAM