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INTL631 - Criminal Intelligence Analysis

Course Details

Course Code: INTL631 Course ID: 3118 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course provides the student with an introduction to the methods and techniques of criminal intelligence analysis and strategic organized crime. 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 shows how to use criminal intelligence analysis to predict trends, weaknesses, capabilities, intentions, changes, and warnings needed to dismantle criminal organizations. This course provides knowledge needed by law enforcement professionals at the federal, state, and local level, by criminal intelligence analysts working in private industry, and by military intelligence personnel making a transition from a military to a law enforcement career. The course provides a background of the use of intelligence to dismantle criminal organizations and businesses. This course emphasizes criminal/law enforcement intelligence, as opposed to criminal investigation.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
06/28/21 - 12/03/21 12/06/21 - 01/30/22 Fall 2021 Session D 8 Week session
09/28/21 - 03/04/22 03/07/22 - 05/01/22 Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

CO1: Analyze the criminal intelligence environment.

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

CO3: Critique an organization’s analytic readiness.

CO4: Assess analytic tools, techniques and tradecraft.

CO5: Assess how information is transformed into useable intelligence.

CO6: Appraise distinct criminal intelligence areas.

CO7: Evaluate future intelligence options and methods.

Course Delivery Method


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 38.00 %
Week 1 4.75 %
Week 2 4.75 %
Week 3 4.75 %
Week 4 4.75 %
Week 5 4.75 %
Week 7 4.75 %
Week 6 4.75 %
Week 8 4.75 %
Exams 30.00 %
Mid Term Exam 30.00 %
Papers 30.00 %
Wk 8 Research Paper 30.00 %
Research Topic Proposal 1.00 %
Research Topic Proposal 1.00 %
Introduction 1.00 %
Class 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.