Security and Technology

Security and Technology
Tutor-Marked Assignment
July 2020 Presentation
[SEC337e] Tutor-Marked Assignment
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TUTOR-MARKED ASSIGNMENT (TMA)
This assignment is worth 18% of the final mark for SEC337e Security and Technology.
The cut-off date for this assignment is 27 September 2020, 2355hrs.
Note to Students:
You are to include the following particulars in your submission: Course Code, Title of the
TMA, SUSS PI No., Your Name, and Submission Date.
In this assignment, you are expected to:
 Show competence in handling groupwork in security studies.
 Show competence in communicating ideas in written form about security studies.
 Demonstrate competence in academic writing (political science and security studies).
Please note and comply with these requirements:
(i) The maximum word limit is 1,500 words.
(ii) Structure your answers in an essay format. A maximum of 10 marks will be deducted
if you present your answers in bullet-point format. Team commitment, contribution and
collaboration are necessary to ensure consistent quality of answers across all questions.
(iii) Uphold academic integrity by providing proper in-text citations and complete
referencing.
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Important Note: Grading of TMA/GBA/ECA Submissions
Marks awarded to your assignment are based on the following guidelines:
1. 80% of the marks are allocated to the content of your answers:
 The marks awarded to what your answers cover depend on the extent to which they cover the
key points that correctly and comprehensively address each question.
 The key points should be supported by evidence drawn from course materials and, wherever
relevant, from other credible sources.
2. 20% of the marks are allocated to the presentation of your answers:
Wherever applicable, the marks awarded to how your answers are presented depend on the
extent to which your answers:
 form a sound reasoning by developing those key points in a clear, logical and succinct manner;
 provide proper and adequate in-text citations and referencing to content drawn from course
materials and other credible sources;
 strictly follow APA formatting and style guidelines1
, in particular for:
 in-text citations and end-of-report references;
 the identification of figures and tables;
 use, wherever relevant, the specialised vocabulary and terminology commonly used in
discussions about the topic(s) covered by each question;
 provide a reference or bibliography at the end of the main report;
 include the less relevant details in an Appendix;
 use sentence constructions that are grammatically and syntactically correct;
 are free from spelling mistakes; present the workings, numerical formulations and results in a
logical manner that follows the APA formatting and style guidelines;
 design and present graphs, diagrams and plots that follow the APA formatting and
style guidelines;
 are highly original;
 have proper formatting, which may:
 include a properly formatted cover page;
 respect the answer length/word count set out in the assignment guidelines, if any is
prescribed;
 present answers in paragraphs with proper spacing and page margins;
 include page numbers and appendices, if necessary.
1 You can find a short tutorial on the APA formatting and style guidelines here: https://is.gd/mgEOnC Additional details (pertaining to tables
and figures) can be found here: https://is.gd/O4vDdT .

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Question 1
“It deserves our continued strong support to weave an even more comprehensive network. If
nothing else, this will serve our own interests to become more capable in dealing with crime
and terrorism.”
– Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Home Affairs,
Opening Ceremony of Interpol World 2019, Singapore
A complicated relationship exists between organised crime groups and terrorist organisations
(OCT). Terrorist organisations lacking financial supports cannot survive for long. However,
organised crime groups help to sustain financial support by working in tandem with the terrorist
for financial gains. Develop the relationship between OCT and technology in the age of postindustrial information age. In your answer, you are to focus on OCT’s current and emerging
technology-induced criminal activities and terror attacks. You are to provide examples to
support your answer.
(100 marks)
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