Author: David Brannan

DA3210: The Unconventional Threat to Homeland Security

Syllabus — text. David Brannan and Anders Strindberg The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the operational and organizational dynamics of terrorism. It considers those who act as individuals, in...

Religious and Theologically Motivated Terrorism

Religious and Theologically Motivated Terrorism

Lecture/presentation David Brannan 2-part series Module 1. Anyone who has traveled, watched TV or listened to the radio in recent years knows that terrorism has radically impacted American society. Religious terrorism in particular has...

Morality, Terror, Ethics and Torture: Does HLS Know Right from Wrong?

Morality, Terror, Ethics and Torture: Does HLS Know Right from Wrong?

Lecture/presentation — flash. David Brannan. This short lecture module is designed to initiate an ethical discussion on the use of torture – when is the use of torture permissible, to what extent and when...

Role and Function of Law Enforcement in Homeland Security

Role and Function of Law Enforcement in Homeland Security

Lecture/presentation. David Brannan. In many ways, the way United States’ approach to counter terrorism and homeland security is a direct result of organizational and philosophical developments in criminology and the law for the last...

Introduction to Multidisciplinary Approaches to Homeland Security

Introduction to Multidisciplinary Approaches to Homeland Security

Lecture/presentation. David Brannan. This resource is available to participants in the CHDS self-study program, the University and Agency Partnership Initiative (UAPI), and CHDS alumni.  Access requires a login (about CHDS academic programs). Video at:...

Instrumental and Organizational Approaches to Terrorism

Instrumental and Organizational Approaches to Terrorism

Lecture/presentation. David Tucker. There are two basic ways through which we can understand terrorist group operations – the instrumental and the organizational perspectives. The instrumental approach assumes that individuals and the organizations they form...