SEC 522 Advanced Surveillance and Countersurveillance

Surveillance, the process by which intelligence information is acquired in the field, requires careful technique and dedicated patience to gather good information. Students taking this class will learn how to conduct surveillance without violating the privacy rights of those under scrutiny. Countersurveillance is the art of forestalling attempts by hostile parties to gather information. Students will learn to use advanced methods in surveillance and countersurveillance, and to apply each within the bounds of the law.

The course learning outcomes that you will demonstrate upon completion of this course are as follows:

Research and define surveillance and understand the planning behind surveillance activities.

Analyze surveillance equipment options and technology, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of each.

Understand and articulate the complex use of surveillance and its ability to reshape the moral, legal and ethical relationship between governments and their citizens.

Articulate the difference between coercive and covert surveillance and how policy makers decide to implement security protocols.

Interpret the laws that govern surveillance activities and evidentiary requirements and demonstrate the ability to communicate that knowledge in a written medium.

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