Suicide Terrorism

Since the early 1980s, the use of suicide terrorist tactics has expanded far beyond the Middle-East and Sri Lanka into a global phenomenon. In this five-hour course, Israeli terrorism expert Howard Linett explores the tactical and strategic dimensions of suicide terrorism and approaches for minimizing the risk from security and public safety perspectives. The final exam for this course is administered online as a 20-question multiple-choice test. Upon completion of the test, the score is automatically graded and documented in the student's "My Courses" transcript (accessible from the "My Account" page). In accordance with S2 Online course policy, the student must complete the online test with a passing score of 80% or better to receive a Certificate of Training. If the student does not pass the test the first time, the student has one opportunity to re-test.

Course syllabus:

  1. Suicide Terrorism Strategy

  2. Dynamics of Suicide Terrorist Attacks

  3. IED Methods

  4. Identification of Suicide Bombers

  5. Tactical Response

  6. Post-Incident Issues

  7. Post-Incident Response