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CMRJ320 - Law Enforcement Intelligence Applications

Course Details

Course Code: CMRJ320 Course ID: 2548 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

The course will prepare students to use intelligence methodologies and templates to assist in case support or investigations, security and counterintelligence, trend development and forecasting, and efficient use of open source information to maximize resources. The course will examine the current use of intelligence in law enforcement (federal, state, and local) and its applications in support of investigations and operational planning. The methods examined in this course will be applicable in the private sector.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
09/28/20 - 02/26/21 03/01/21 - 04/25/21 Winter 2021 Session D 8 Week session
10/26/20 - 04/02/21 04/05/21 - 05/30/21 Spring 2021 Session B 8 Week session
11/30/20 - 04/30/21 05/03/21 - 06/27/21 Spring 2021 Session I 8 Week session
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session
01/25/21 - 07/02/21 07/05/21 - 08/29/21 Summer 2021 Session B 8 Week session
02/22/21 - 07/30/21 08/02/21 - 09/26/21 Summer 2021 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

CO1: Understand the Role of the Crime Analyst and identify various Criminal Analysis Strategies including the Intelligence Applications in Law Enforcement and the 5 phases of the Intelligence Cycle

CO2: Apply Crime Analysis & GIS mapping to understand its importance to identifying, disrupting and development of intervention strategies that can assist law enforcement with Domestic Violence and stalking crimes.

CO3: Be able to describe the Collection Phase in Intelligence, summarize the various types of Intelligence Resources such as the Internet, Processing and Dissemination Phases in Intelligence.

CO4: List and identify types of materials which qualify as Open Source Intelligence such as Social media, and discuss and identify constitutional or other concerns to law enforcement when using open source information.

CO5: Identify how analytical charts and templates for Law Enforcement Intelligence are used and explain the benefits of Intelligence Report Writing and Presentations, especially in Arson crimes.

CO6: Define Intelligence Analysis uses against Enterprise Crime & Terrorism and discuss and identify Security, OPSEC, COMSEC, and Counterintelligence issues in law enforcement.

CO7: Be able to define and understand the term "Supergangs" and compare and contrast them to Street Gangs and Organized Crime, analyze current Law Enforcement Intelligence Information Sharing, and explain what the future of Law Enforcement Intelligence Sharing will look like.


Instructions and grading expectations for all forums will appear in the Forums section of the course site.


Instructions and grading expectations for all assignments will appear in the Assignments section of the course site.


Instructions and grading expectations for all exams will appear in the Tests & Quizzes section of the course site.

NameGrade %
Papers 75.00 %
Summary Paper 1 25.00 %
Summary Paper 2 25.00 %
Summary Paper 3 25.00 %
Forums 24.00 %
Forum Week 1 3.00 %
Forum Week 2 3.00 %
Forum Week 3 3.00 %
Forum Week 4 3.00 %
Forum Week 5 3.00 %
Forum Week 6 3.00 %
Forum Week 7 3.00 %
Forum Week 8 3.00 %
Introduction 1.00 %
Introduction 1.00 %

Weekly lessons and assigned readings are available in the course site.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.