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.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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)


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 make independent analysis and judgments in a range of intelligence contexts and generate intelligence assessments;
  • be able to identify and analyse the range of contemporary intelligence issues in relation to law enforcement and security; and
  • be able to demonstrate the communication literacies and digital skills required of a competent criminal justice practitioner.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Critical reasoning and analysis
  • Intelligence basics
  • The intelligence professional
  • Intelligence, ethics and the law
  • Criminal Intelligence

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of JST335 in Session 2 2020. 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 %
Assessment item 1
Assessment item 2.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.