Learning Objectives

  1. Explain some of the bias motivations associated with hate crimes.
  2. Summarize some key anti-hate-crime legislation.
  3. Discuss theoretical explanations of hate crimes.
  4. Describe the various forms and rates of multicide in the United States.
  5. Distinguish terrorist activities from more conventional forms of criminal activities.
  6. Explain some of the factors that have contributed to the historical and current context of terrorism.
  7. Discuss theoretical explanations of terrorism.
  8. Describe homeland security, such as its origins and organizational structure.
  9. List some of the agencies that make up the Department of Homeland Security.
  10. Explain some of the controversial issues related to civil liberties and the efforts to counter terrorism.