Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read Chapter 5 in your primary text, Kim’s (2017) Fourth Amendment (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., and Gray’s (2016) “Fourth

Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read Chapter 5 in your primary text, Kim’s (2017) Fourth Amendment (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., and Gray’s (2016) “Fourth Amendment Remedies as Rights: The Warrant Requirement.” Also watch Edward Snowden at TED2014: Here’s How We Take Back the Internet (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and Richard Ledgett at TED2014: The NSA Responds to Edward Snowden’s TED Talk (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

Prepare a persuasive paper (excluding the title and reference pages) in which you

  • Examine the role of intelligence in countering terrorism in America.
  • Analyze the constitutional issues (in particular the Fourth Amendment) surrounding the concept of gathering information to develop intelligence domestically.
  • Explain whether the United States government may collect phone, email, and other electronic and non-electronic data from Americans, on a mass basis, without a warrant and/or probable cause.
  • Support your position with scholarly or official government sources from readings and research.
  • Explain the role of intelligence in countering terrorism.
  • Explain the constitutional limitations on gathering intelligence.
  • Explain why and how gathering intelligence from Americans without a warrant or probable cause is or is not permissible.

The Intelligence Gathering Debate paper

  • Must be two to three double-spaced pages in length (not including the title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted

For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

  • Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. resource for additional guidance.
  • Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph with a succinct thesis statement. The thesis must be in both the introduction and the conclusion.
    • For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. as well as Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., refer to the Ashford Writing Center resources.
  • Must use at least two scholarly sources or official government sources in addition to the course text.
    • The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
  • Must document any information used from sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
  • Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. See the Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. resource in the Ashford Writing Center for specifications.

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