The Intelligence Cycle: Applicability to U.S. Law Enforcement

CJS 6055 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Graduate
Description Examines the applicability of the traditional intelligence-cycle methodology used by the CIA and other intelligence agencies to state and local law enforcement operations and organizational culture. Topics include the definitions of intelligence in the law-enforcement context; the process for turning raw information into intelligence; the intelligence requirements process; information-sharing protocols in the post-9/11 era; the roles of collectors, analysts, and decision makers; privacy and information security; and intelligence information and the evidentiary process. Examines the establishment and operation of “fusion centers” and the roles played by non-law-enforcement agencies, the private sector, and the public as sources and potential consumers of information.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


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There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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