Write a research paper based on one of the topics below. The paper should include an overview of the subject and major relevant points relative to economic, social and/or legal implications or impacts. Moreover, the paper should incorporate the role of the Saint Leo University core value of Community as it relates to local response to terrorism (e.g., mutual aid agreements, regionalization approaches, multi-jurisdictional training or exercises, cross-discipline training or exercises, interoperable communications, etc).
Regionalization planning, preparation, and response approach
Mutual aid agreements
Any aspect of the Incident Command System
Aspects of NIMS training
Operational planning at the local level for potential terrorist threats
Local police response to terrorism
Preparing for incidents of terrorism at the local Level
Developing emergency response plans that include local law enforcement
Testing emergency response plans that include local law enforcement
Local law enforcement involvement in Joint Terrorism Task Forces
Legal tools available at the local level to exploit terrorist activities
The paper has a required minimum length of 2500 words and must conform to APA style and formatting. This includes a running head, page numbers, cover page, abstract, introduction, and body, summary of findings, conclusion, in-text citations, and reference page. Non-APA formatted papers will receive an automatic 25 point reduction.
A minimum of five references are required, with no more than two from Internet sources. Additional grading criteria will include clarity of presentation, quality of content, mastery of content, care and attention to detail, organization, originality of presentation, and the value and interest of the presentation, as well as proper grammar and punctuation. A grading rubric is available in the course Doc Sharing section. The assignment must be your original work. You are required to use no more than 15% of others quoted work when completing any assignments within this course of study. Your research paper must therefore be 85% original. No previously submitted papers, articles, reports or project, in whole or in part, to any university or college will be accepted.