Public Security Management (PSM)

PSM 104 | Introduction to Emergency Management

Lecture Credit: 3

Offers the student an orientation to the position of Emergency Manager; the requirements for emergency preparedness in the USA; an orientation to community disaster relief; basic incident command systems; State disaster management; the role of emergency management in community preparedness, response and recovery; and the response to failure of infrastructure on individuals and communities.

PSM 105 | Crime and Forensics

Lecture Credit: 3

Examines the philosophical considerations of the integration of forensic science disciplines with criminal investigations. The course encompasses and provides an overview of physical evidence and examines the major forensic sub disciplines of pathology, toxicology, deontology, anthropology, art, firearms and tool marks, criminalistics, serology, and questioned documents. The course provides an important base for the security management professional who may become the first responder in a crime scene.

PSM 110 | School Violence

Lecture Credit: 3

Provides an understanding of what leads to violence and the types of support that research has shown to be effective in preventing violence as a necessary tool for the security management professional. Preparing for a violent confrontation or the threat of physical harm is not an everyday occurrence. Although most schools are safe, the violence that occurs in our neighborhoods and communities has found its way inside the schoolhouse door.

PSM 132 | Homeland Defense: Forecasting Terrorism

Lecture Credit: 3

Examines the variety of new indicators, warning methodologies, and analytical tools available to analysts; review of the extensive academic, governmental, and policy literature on terrorism forecasting that has been developed to assess and forecast terrorism in its numerous dimensions. Students will comprehend the various analytical capabilities of the types of terrorist threats that are most likely to confront the USA and its allies in the near future, and predict how to develop proactive defenses for the long term protection of our society.

PSM 133 | Homeland Security: Chemical and Biological Defense

Lecture Credit: 3

Provides an overview of the radiological, chemical, biochemical, and biological threat to Homeland Security. Analysis of the agents and means of dissemination or attack that an adversary nation, group or terrorist cell may employ to deliver these agents; review the current and projected means, techniques, and procedures for defense against such agents; review of theory and practices in chemical and biological threats to develop proactive defensive postures to defeat these threats.

PSM 204 | Terrorism, Intelligence, and Justice

Lecture Credit: 3

Provides the student with an interactive opportunity for students to develop enforcement strategies for investigating terrorism, intelligence gathering, and Justice. The course will focus on the history and development of traditional and non-traditional terrorist actors, cells, supporting countries, and homeland defensive methodologies for the security professional. The operational strategies of law enforcement in combating terrorism, including electronic surveillance, intelligence operations and covert operations will be discussed and applied in role-play situations.

PSM 221 | Forensic Computer Analysis: Computer Forensics I

Lecture Credit: 3

Offers the student an overview of computer forensics, while discussing the different aspects of computers as it pertains to the forensic field, loss prevention, security management, and homeland security. Introduction to the legal aspects as it pertains to the search and seizure of computers and the effects of new legislation that changes our concepts of privacy and ownership.

PSM 222 | Forensic Computer Analysis: Computer Forensics II

Lecture Credit: 3

Provides the student with enhanced materials built on the foundations of PSM 221 - Computer Forensics I. Introduces and incorporates software used within the security industry to identify and locate evidence on a computer system. The procedures of computer seizure are reintroduced along with the proper guidelines of computer seizure.

Prerequisite: PSM 221 with a grade of C or better