Fall 2018 - CRIM 413 D100

Terrorism (3)

Class Number: 8014

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    RCB 8100, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 6, 2018
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    BLU 9660, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Garth Davies
  • Prerequisites:

    CRIM 101.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Considers the nature, extent, and basis of terrorism as an official crime throughout the world and its impact upon criminal justice systems. Theoretical explanations in a comparative perspective will be employed to examine the impact of terrorism on various countries and the response of governments to it.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course takes a broad view of terrorism. The first part of the course concentrates on the causes of and reasons for terrorism, being careful to distinguish between the two. “Causes” include considerations such as individual factors, organizational dynamics, and culture. “Reasons” examines broader structural factors, such as ideology, nationalism, and religion. While the focus of this part of the course is anti-state terrorism, state terrorism will also be examined.   The second part of the course focuses more on specific issues in relation to terrorism, and may include topics such as: terrorism and the media, weapons of mass destruction, cyberterrorism, and policy responses to terrorism.

Students should be aware that active and informed seminar participation is a crucial element of this course. The remainder of the course grade will be determined by two exams.

Grading

  • Tutorial Participation/Presentation 25%
  • Midterm Exam 35%
  • Final Exam 45%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Articles available on-line.

Department Undergraduate Notes:


ATTENTION: STUDENTS WITH A DISABILITY: Please contact the Centre for Students with Disabilities, (MBC 1250 or Phone 778-782-3112) if you need or require assistance, not your individual instructors.  

  • N.B.: Students are reminded that attendance in the first week of classes is important. However, there are no tutorials in the first week.
  • ON CAMPUS COURSES ONLY: Assignments not submitted to the Professor/T.A. during class/office hours must be placed in the security box behind the General Office (ASSC 10125), or submitted as per Professor’s instructions for courses taking place at Surrey Campus. The assignment drop-off box is emptied Monday to Friday at 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. only and the contents are date stamped accordingly. No other department’s date stamp will apply (e.g. Library/Campus Security) and the School of Criminology is not responsible for assignments submitted any other way (e.g. slid under office doors). The University does NOT accept assignments by fax. 
  • A student must complete ALL aspects of a course (including assignments, exams, class participation, presentations, chat room components of Distance Education courses and other), otherwise he/she will receive a grade of N. 
  • E-mail policy for on campus courses only: The School of Criminology STRONGLY DISCOURAGES the use of e-mail in lieu of office hour visits. Criminology advises its instructional staff that they are NOT required to respond to student e-mails and that students wishing to confer with them should do so in person during scheduled meeting times.
  • The University has formal policies regarding intellectual dishonesty and grade appeals which may be obtained from the General Office of the School of Criminology.
  • Under GP18, the University has policies and procedures which respond to our obligations under the BC Human Rights Code to provide a harassment and discrimination free environment for the students, staff and faculty of this institution.  Members of this community have an affirmative obligation to safeguard the human rights of others.
UNIVERSITY POLICY FORBIDS FINAL EXAMINATIONS WHILE CLASSES ARE STILL IN SESSION.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://students.sfu.ca/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS