Topic 1 It has been said that in order to have a truly safe nation, people must give up some of their individual liberties. It has also been said to enjoy individual freedoms and liberties, some security must be compromised. Discuss attempts to try to balance national security and individual liberty, and the role that Homeland Security plays in achieving this balance. In order to be proactive about terrorism prevention, must liberties be given up
Topic 2 While the mob or the mafia is what usually comes to mind when they refer to organized crime, the fact is that ethnic gangs have a completely different look in modern society. Watch the following YouTube® video. Whether Mexican, Russian, African-American, Polish, Albanian, Japanese, or any other group these organizations have gained power and criminal influence over the years. Please talk about the different ways that these groups maintain their power, why people take part, and what can be done to stop them. How can the police effectively fight these close knit groups? Are Mexico’s drug cartels an example of organized crime?