JST335 Fundamentals of Law Enforcement Intelligence (8)


This subject provides students with a sound knowledge of the fundamentals of the use of intelligence in the law enforcement field. It will equip the student with an understanding of intelligence basics, critical reasoning and analysis, ethics in intelligence in law enforcement, operational intelligence practice, along with some of the modern techniques and tools utilised in obtaining the intelligence product.

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Session 2
DistanceManly Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLAustralian Graduate School of Policing and Security

Enrolment restrictions

This subject is restricted to the following courses: -     Bachelor of Policing
    Bachelor of Policing (Investigations)
    Bachelor of Border Management
    Bachelor of Public Safety and Security.
    Diploma of Policing Investigations
    Diploma of Investigations.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the intelligence process and its application to law enforcement and security.
  • Be able to demonstrate knowledge of a range of contemporary intelligence issues and problems.
  • Be able to make independent judgements in a range of intelligence contexts, including preparing intelligence briefs.
  • Be able to demonstrate strong written communication skills in the context of intelligence briefs and other written tasks.
  • Be able to demonstrate the use of cognitive skills in evaluating criminal intelligence product.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Topic 1 - Critical reasoning and analysis
  • Topic 2 - Intelligence basics
  • Topic 3 - The intelligence professional
  • Topic 4 - Intelligence, ethics and the law
  • Topic 5 - Criminal Intelligence


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.