Case Study 3 USA PATRIOT ActDue Week 7 and worth 50 pointsÂ

Case Study 3: USA PATRIOT ActDue 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:Describehow the provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act grants law enforcement andintelligence officials special powers to combat terrorism.Explainin your own words the two (2) different views of the USA PATRIOT Actand why some believe it is inappropriate legislation.Considerthe Act and determine whether you believe that law enforcement andintelligence officials should have the authority granted to them in theprovisions of the USA PATRIOT Act.Use at least three (3)quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similarWebsites do not qualify as quality resources.Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:Betyped, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APAor school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additionalinstructions.Include a cover page containing the title of theassignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title,and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included inthe 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.Writeclearly and concisely about topics related to Homeland SecurityOrganization and Administration using proper writing mechanics andtechnical style conventions.

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