Helms School of Government
surveillance, domestic terrorism, homeland security, privacy, ethics
Rogers, David, "U.S. Surveillance of Citizens: The Prevention of Domestic Terrorism" (2019). Senior Honors Theses. 886.
The United States drastically increased the powers given to the federal government following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as the sheer number of casualties and shock that struck the nation called for an immediate response. The fear of another mass attack is still within the minds of the American people, and the U.S. government has taken measures to attempt to prevent such a tragedy. This thesis will analyze the topic of domestic surveillance, as well as ethical concerns for the criminal justice field, and will explore the future of homeland security and anti-terrorism for this country if this trend of surveillance continues.