Write a three- to five-page paper on the role of fusion centers in combating terrorism. Fusion centers play a central role in the battle against terrorism by providing a central point through which various criminal justice agencies can coordinate activities both during the investigation of potential terrorist activity and in the aftermath of a terrorist attack. For this assignment, you will be required to research the role of fusion centers in the fight against terrorism and submit a research paper. Some suggested topics that you might consider discussing in your paper include the role of a fusion center in coordinating criminal justice activities, the structure and operation protocols of a fusion center, the history of fusion centers, or any controversies arising from the creation and operation of fusion centers. These are just suggested topics to research and report in your paper. You may also incorporate any other topics that are relevant to the role of fusion centers in the fight against terrorist activity.
The actual content of your research paper must be three to five pages in length, not counting the cover and reference pages or any Appendix or abstract sections. You are required to incorporate information from at least two scholarly resources in addition to your textbook. Your assignment must be formatted and cited per APA guidelines.
Only scholarly resources should be used. Sites such as Wikipedia, blogs, or other resources where information has not been peer reviewed must not be used.