JST426 Crime Analysis and Investigation (8)

This subject will examine not only the patterns and types of criminal behaviour but will suggest proposals and strategies for providing a tactical response to such patterns. By examining the concept of crime analysis, strategies can be developed which build and improve upon current investigation practices. Topics such as profiling, crime behaviour analysis and intelligence based resource deployment will be explored. The latest research from areas such as 'environmental criminology' and its practical application will also be discussed.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

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Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Policing Studies

Enrolment Restrictions

Limited to students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Investigations Management, Diploma of Fraud or Graduate Diploma of Intelligence (to be introduced)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Evaluate current investigation management and operational practices and identify shortcomings
  • Identify significant historical and strategic trends and developments in criminal investigation management and practice
  • Understand the importance of a scientific approach to investigation management practice
  • Use research to implement more effective investigation management strategies in the workplace


This subject will cover the following topics:

Evolution of criminal investigation management and practice Criminal investigation performance and clear-up rates Changing patterns of crime and their social correlates A review of current investigation methodologies Spatial and temporal dimensions of crime Criminal investigation priorities and management systems Targeting crime and individual offenders Crime pattern analysis and crime networks Dealing with serious, stranger and volume crime Computer based investigation management Risk and threat assessment as a strategy


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.