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MCL503 Counterterrorism and Interoperability

DESCRIPTION 

Interoperability refers to the ability of different forces to operate safely and effectively together in joint or combined operations. Interoperability is not only a potential obstacle between the forces of different nations but can also be problematic for the individual services managing the seamless operation of complex networks and policing. It focuses on the challenges of uniting the forces of different nations, different agencies, and different essential services to achieve desired levels of interoperability in counterterrorism. Key concepts in interoperability including communications, doctrine, equipment, logistics, and planning are covered from a leadership perspective. This aim of the unit is to assist students in developing leadership and governance knowledge, abilities, and skills to support the development of interoperability strategies in counterterrorism. 


RELEVANT COURSES 

Master of Police Leadership 

Graduate Diploma of Police Leadership 

Graduate Certificate in Police Leadership 

Graduate Certificate in Police Leadership (Cybersecurity)


CREDIT POINTS 

10 


DELIVERY MODES 

On campus 

Online 

Mixed mode 


PREREQUISITE OR CO-REQUISITE

MCL402 Globalisation and Counterterrorism 


UNIT LEARNING OUTCOMES 

ULO1 Critically reflect on literature in counterterrorism and interoperability leadership in a domestic and global law enforcement

ULO2 Demonstrate mastery of the key theories in leadership and interoperability in counterterrorism

ULO3 Discuss and analyse the contextual influences on counterterrorism and interoperability

ULO4 Develop a strategic leadership approach and solve a range of complex counterterrorism and interoperability scenarios

ULO5 Synthesise leadership theories and practice in counterterrorism and interoperability 


CONTENT 

  • Contemporary issues in counterterrorism interoperability

  • Agencies and governance in counterterrorism interoperability

  • Counterterrorism interoperability strategies

  • Strategic policy development in counterterrorism interoperability

  • Executive judgment, discretion and ethical decision making in counterterrorism interoperability

  • Lessons learned from past terrorism contexts for counterterrorism interoperability 


ASSESSMENT METHODS 

  1. Reflection Project – 25% 

  2. Oral Presentation – 25% 

  3. Briefing Paper – 50% 


PRESCRIBED TEXT 

  • Birdi, K., Griffiths, K., Turgoose, C., Alsina, V., Andrei, D., Băban, A. & Vonaș, G. (2021). Factors influencing cross-border knowledge sharing by police organisations: an integration of ten European case studies. Police Practice and Research, 22(1), 3-22. Available at: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/26922/1/gppr.pdf

  • Galli, F. (2019). Interoperable Law Enforcement. Cooperation Challenges in the EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. Cooperation Challenges in the EU Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (February 2019). Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Research Paper No. RSCAS, 15. Available at: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3333167


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