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Lecture 16

CRJU 20423 Lecture 16: Terrorism

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Criminal Justice
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CRJU 20423

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Terrorism What comes to mind when you hear the word terrorism? Politically motivated Attack designed to create fear and panic Hatred; violence MiddleEast; foreign threat Attack on country Not One Definition U.S. State Department premediated, politically motivated, violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups FBI unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, civilian populationin furtherance of political or social objectives DOD, CIA, DIA politically motivated or used to intimidate and create fear for political purposesuse of violence against innocents, civilians, or noncombatants General Public Focuses on terrorism with 911 o The media coverage was so consistent; widespread What they leave out: o Domestic terrorism USA Patriot Act Uniting and Strengthening America by Proving Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Expanded surveillance power, governments authority to investigate any terrorrelated threats, search premises, examine suspicious activities in banking and immigrating, roving wiretaps (putting warrant on target, warrant carries on with new phone), expanded sharing of information with FBI and CIA (personal library, emails, medical treatment, websites, every political event you have attended, religious membership, and if you have mental health records) th Critics: believed that 4 amendment was violated, unnecessary laws (think that we already have sufficient laws regarding terrorist), NSA (search without warrants), too much expansion of power D2L Reading 5: The Torture Memo Torture is not permitted in the case of any detainee, regardless of that persons status Abu Ghraib prison in 2004 o Assaulting, degrading, humiliating Detainee Treatment Act of 2005 (DTA) o Banned cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment of detainees when they are in custody of any U.S. agency o Also denied detainee access to habeas corpus bring federal prisoner to court to determine if they were lawfully being detained
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