JST344 Terrorism Awareness (8)

This subject will provide an understanding of the basic principles of terrorism as it relates to law enforcement and security, an understanding of terrorist group ideology, types of terrorism, types of terrorists, and the role of law enforcement in combating terrorism and acts of terrorism.


Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus
Manly Campus
Session 3 (90)
Manly Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: JST344. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security

Enrolment Restrictions

The subject is restricted to students from each of the following programs: -
Bachelor of Policing
Bachelor of Policing (Investigations)
Bachelor of Emergency Management
Bachelor of Border Management
Bachelor of Public Safety and Security
Bachelor of Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Criminal Justice

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to examine in detail various developments in the history of terrorism and their impact on modern day law enforcement;
  • be able to identify and report potential terrorist activity, the motivation and modus operandi of terrorist groups and individuals, and the role of law enforcement in combating terrorism;
  • be able to identify and analyse terrorist groups likely to operate within Australia, their ideology and objectives; and
  • be able to demonstrate the communication literacies and digital skills required of a competent criminal justice practitioner.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The evolution of terrorism from its beginnings to its current form
  • The basic principles of terrorism as it relates to law enforcement
  • Terrorist group ideology
  • Types of terrorism
  • Types of terrorists
  • The role of law enforcement personnel in combating terrorism

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of JST344 in Session 3 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Assessment item 1
Assessment item 2

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.