3 PAGES ONLY Homeland security adminstration case study3: USA Patriot Act

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Case Study 3: USA PATRIOT Act
Due Week 7 and worth 50 points 

Read The New York Times’ article titled “Battle Looms Over the Patriot Act”, located at http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/20/us/politics/20patriot.html?pagewanted=print, and the Highlights of the USA PATRIOT Act in an article titled “The USA PATRIOT Act: Preserving Life and Liberty”, located at http://www.justice.gov/archive/ll/highlights.htm

Write a two to four (2-4) page paper in which you:

  1. Describe
    how the provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act grants law enforcement and
    intelligence officials special powers to combat terrorism.
  2. Explain
    in your own words the two (2) different views of the USA PATRIOT Act
    and why some believe it is inappropriate legislation.
  3. Consider
    the Act and determine whether you believe that law enforcement and
    intelligence officials should have the authority granted to them in the
    provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act.
  4. Use at least three (3)
    quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar
    Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be
    typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with
    one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA
    or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the
    assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title,
    and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in
    the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Describe the foundations of homeland security.
  • Describe counterterrorism and anti-terrorism laws in the United States.
  • Analyze the role of intelligence and counterterrorism activities among federal agencies.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in homeland security.
  • Write
    clearly and concisely about topics related to Homeland Security
    Organization and Administration using proper writing mechanics and
    technical style conventions.