Transnational organized crime and terrorism

Transnational organized crime and terrorism. Potential linkages in transnational organized crime and terrorism are a concern. This concern may be particularly relevant in terms of global security and homeland security in the United States. Using the construct explained above, prepare a post/paper and PowerPoint analyzing the potential transnational organized crime – terrorism nexus and the effect on global security as well as homeland security in the United States.

Please note the topic above could easily be a thesis length paper. Your challenge will be to hone and narrow your paper through a good thesis statement to fall within the length constraints provided. If you wish to go over word count, please contact your instructor for permission to do so.

Your original thread will be based on the prompt below.  Your original thread shall be 800 to 1,200 words with a minimum of 5 properly formatted citations (this does not include title page, abstract, attachments, or reference section).  The thread must be submitted in the Discussion Board Forum’s textbox and as well as an attached properly formatted, current APA Word document.  You shall also attach a PowerPoint presentation to your original post as well.  The original post and PowerPoint shall be completed by Wednesday of the week assigned (week 8).

In addition to your MSWord attachment you shall prepare and attach a 5 to 8 slide PowerPoint Presentation.  Title slide(s) and reference slide(s) do not count toward the slide count.  Please keep in mind that this is a doctoral level presentation.  Your research must go beyond the mere textbook and have a minimum of 5 scholarly sources (they may be the same as the ones you use in your post and paper).  The Holy Bible should be used at least once in the PowerPoint presentation.  Each slide (of the 5 to 8 main body slides) must have 150 to 250 words of bulleted or paragraph speakers notes (in speaker notes section of the slide build).  The slides should be professional and not cluttered with too many words.  The sources should be reflected in the speaker notes, slides, and “reference section slide”.  Additionally, you, the student, should use animations, transitions, and graphics to reflect PhD level research. 

Transnational organized crime and terrorism

You will post a 250-word reply to 2 classmate’s threads. The reply requires a minimum of 1 properly formatted citation. Each reply must be completed by you, the individual student. The reply posts are due the last day of the week assigned (Friday of Week 8). 

Responding to a classmate’s post requires both the addition of new ideas and analysis. A particular point made by the classmate must be addressed and built upon by your analysis in order to move the conversation forward. Thus, the response post is a rigorous assignment that requires you to build upon initial posts to develop deeper and more thorough discussion of the ideas introduced in the initial posts. As such, reply posts that merely affirm, restate, or unprofessionally quarrel with the previous post(s) and fail to make a valuable, substantive contribution to the discussion will receive appropriate point deductions.