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Rodger Bates and Mara Mooney Publish -- Distance Learning and Jihad

Rodger Bates and Mara Mooney Publish -- Distance Learning and Jihad

Dec 18 2014

Recently,  Clayton State University Dr. Rodger Bates, professor of Sociology and Homeland Security, and Mara Mooney, associate professor of Legal Studies published their article, “Distance Learning and Jihad: The Dark Side of the Force” in the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration.

This article focused on the increasing use of the digital domain for the training and recruitment of terrorists. The article follows their previous paper on “Psychological Operations, Terrorism and the Digital Domain” which was published this past spring in the Journal of Public and Professional Sociology.  Bates teaches and coordinates the Clayton State Homeland Security and Emergency Management programs and Mooney teaches the course Legal Issues in Homeland Security.

Clayton State offers a minor in Homeland Security and a concentration within the Criminal Justice major.  In addition, there is a major in Homeland Security within the Bachelor of Applied Science degree program. As Bates has noted, homeland security is a growth industry and Clayton State is one of the few undergraduate programs in the nation which address this need.

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