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.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
Online
Manly Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Bathurst 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

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security

Subject Relationships

GPM450 Paired Subject

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

Syllabus

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
-Police
-Courts
-Probation
-Prison
-Aftercare
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.

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

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