Homeland Security Thesis

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LITERATURE ANALYSIS: TOPIC IDENTIFICATION & BIBLIOGRAPHY Proposed Topic: I will be researching and discussing the Department of Homeland Security, and what it means to law enforcement and the American public. Proposed Thesis Statement: According to IC21 (1996), public and private information that is collected by the intelligence community and law enforcement differs, in that law enforcement collects specific information, whereas the intelligence community collects more nonspecific information in mass quantities. The National Security Act of 1947 required that intelligence activities be held separate and distinct from law enforcement activities. In the 1970s, scandals that involved overreaching into U.S. domestic areas…show more content…
Retrieved from: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/gpo-ic21/content-detail.html. Smithson, S. (2012). Drones over U.S. get O.K. by Congress. Retrieved from http://www.washingtontimes.com/news.2012/feb/7/coming-to-a-sky-near-you/? Schmalleger, F. (2011). Criminal justice today: An introductory text for the 21st Century (11th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NY: Prentice Hall. Annotated Bibliography Bullock, J. A., Haddow, G. & Coppola, D. P. (2013). Introduction to Homeland Security (4th ed.). Waltham, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann. Bullock, Haddow, and Coppola’s book provide for an understanding into the United States Department of Homeland Security, it’s creation, purpose, and function. This book is essential in making the connection between federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and just how information is shared between these organizations. Carafano, J. J., Bucci, S. P., & Zuckerman, J. (2012). “Fifty terror plots foiled since 9/11. The homegrown threat and the long war on terrorism.” The Heritage Foundation.

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