Cja 454 Adjusting to Terrorism

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Adjusting To Terrorism Daniel Massey University of Phoenix CJA/454 Criminal Justice Management Theory And Practice Mathew O’Deane April 26, 2012 Adjusting To Terrorism The events of September 11, 2001 will be remembered as a day that changed the face of America forever. The terrorism attack on American soil has changed the criminal justice system in a monumental way. Every major component of the criminal justice system has made significant adjustments as a result of the attack on the homeland. This research will detail the adjustments the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department has made since the attacks of September 11, 2001. Prior to September 11, 2001 terrorism was regarded as a federal problem and state and local resources were not leveraged in any capacity focusing on terrorism. Since the attacks on America local police agencies around the country have adjusted to the threat of terrorism. Change requires significant analysis, setting goals, allocating resources, and evaluation to be successful. This research will describe proposed changes that the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department can implement to prevent, detect, deter, and recover from a terrorist incident. Change in the criminal justice system is difficult and must be implemented properly by proper analysis, clear objectives, resources, and management support. The most complex and comprehensive approach to effecting planned change in criminal justice is to create a policy (Peak, 2010). Before the events of September 11, 2011, local law enforcement was not engaged in combating terrorism. The terrorism problem was never looked at as a domestic issue it was something that happened in other countries and overseas. The attack on the homeland made it very clear that terrorism is a clear and present danger and the agencies involved in protecting America were not capable of such a monumental

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