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.


Session 2 (60)
Manly Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: JST335. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Australian 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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to analyse and compare the roles and use of intelligence in the fields of criminal, national security and military law environments;
  • be able to identify and analyse the range of contemporary intelligence issues in relation to law enforcement and security; and
  • be able to make independent analysis and judgments in a range of intelligence contexts and generate intelligence assessments.


This 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


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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.