JST117 Introduction to Intelligence (8)

This subject equips the student with a foundational understanding of crime, criminology, intelligence analysis and the role of intelligence in the criminal justice system.


Session 1 (30)
Manly Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Port Macquarie Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: JST117. 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

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to demonstrate understanding of antecedents of crime and criminal behaviour.
  • Be able to demonstrate understanding of emerging trends in crime and the development of appropriate responses.
  • Be able to demonstrate understanding of the various stages of the criminal justice system.
  • Be able to demonstrate understanding of the use of the crime triangle and important crime prevention concepts such as motivation, opportunity and guardianship.
  • Be able to demonstrate understanding of the intelligence cycle and what each of the steps involves.
  • Be able to demonstrate understanding of the purpose of intelligence products and the role of intelligence in law enforcement


This subject will cover the following topics:

1. Crime and criminal behaviour
-Types of crime
-Causes of crime
-Emerging trends
2. The criminal justice system
3. Responding to crime
-Theories of crime control
-Environmental criminology and the crime triangle
-Intelligence led policing
4 The intelligence cycle
-The role of intelligence in preventing and responding to crime.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of JST117 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Information collection plan
Research and analysis report
Intelligence report
Module online tests (3)

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: October 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.