assignment 2 lasa 1 security risk centervale neighborhood 0
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has called the mayor of Centervale on issues related to terrorism. With a resident population of seventy-five thousand and close proximity to a major metropolitan area of two million people, Centervale may be a potential terrorist target. To confirm the threat, the DHS has asked the mayor to assess the risk of Centervale being a target of terrorism and to submit a report to the federal government on the findings.
Because of your knowledge of terrorism, the mayor has asked you to assess the most likely terrorist-related risks in Centervale. Your goal is to conduct research on terrorist organizations—their goals, history, primary strengths and weaknesses, and membership profile. Since the “fight against terrorism” is one of the highest priorities for the DHS, you are required to tailor your report to help the DHS and Centervale plan against the ongoing threats of terrorism.
The mayor expects you to present a 6- to 8-page research paper that explains your findings and utilizes supporting documentation from a minimum of five references in APA format to validate your research.
Overall, your research paper should help the city of Centervale to prepare for potential terrorist attacks by identifying the most likely ways in which attacks might occur.
Take into consideration the following possible actions:
As you construct your report for the mayor, take the following aspects into consideration:
Explain, on the basis of research, why the mentioned areas would be a potential target for terrorists and how an attack would occur and potentially affect the community.
LASA 1 Grading Criteria and Rubric
All LASAs in this course will be graded using a rubric. This assignment is worth 200 points. Download the rubric and carefully read it to understand the expectations.