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INTL431 - Criminal Intelligence Analysis

Course Details

Course Code: INTL431 Course ID: 3180 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

The rapid increase in multinational analysis and transnational organized crime, corporate drug trafficking organizations, and the impact of crime on national and international policy has created a critical need for law enforcement intelligence experts in the relatively new field of criminal intelligence. The course provides the student with an introduction to the methods and techniques of criminal intelligence analysis and strategic organized crime. It will demonstrate how to predict trends, weaknesses, capabilities, intentions, changes, and warnings needed to dismantle criminal organizations.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session
11/25/19 - 05/01/20 05/04/20 - 06/28/20 Spring 2020 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

CO1: Understand the criminal intelligence environment.

CO2: Identify the distinct role of the criminal intelligence analyst.

CO3: Assess an organization’s analytic readiness.

CO4: Evaluate analytic tools, techniques and tradecraft.

CO5: Explain how information is transformed into useable intelligence.

CO6: Distinguish between distinct criminal intelligence areas.

CO7: Effectively consider future intelligence options and methods.


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 %
Forums 50.00 %
Introduction 5.56 %
Week 1 5.56 %
Week 2 5.56 %
Week 3 5.56 %
Week 4 5.56 %
Week 5 5.56 %
Week 6 5.56 %
Week 7 5.56 %
Week 8 5.56 %
Papers 30.00 %
Research Paper 30.00 %
Exams 20.00 %
Final Exam INTL 431 10.00 %
Mid Term INTL 431 10.00 %

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

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.