This course addresses the critical need for
well-trained intelligence analysts to interpret growing amounts of information.
Topics include the intelligence
cycle, analytical thinking skills, the importance of strategic analysis, communication
and social media analysis, recommendation development, and legal and ethical issues.
Students work hands-on with specialized software to synthesize information
and develop various products of intelligence. The course was developed by a
consortium that included NW3C, Law Enforcement Intelligence Units (LEIU), the
International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis (IALEIA), and
the Regional Information Sharing System (RISS).
Analysis basics. History and purpose of intelligence analysis. Legal issues and ethics. Sources of information. The intelligence cycle.
Types of analysis. Crime patterns.
Associations. Flow. Communications. Financial analysis.
Creative and critical thinking.
Brainstorming. Mind mapping. Steps to critical thinking.
Deterring crime. Strategic analysis as a
tool for law enforcement personnel.
Hands-on experience. Work as part of a
team to analyze information pertaining to several hypothetical
Students seeking IALEIA certification must also complete
the blended learning components and reading/discussion assignments in order to meet the 40-hour training requirement. Detailed information on these requirements
is provided upon course registration.
All classes are subject to
cancellation up to 45 days before the start of class if the minimum class
registration threshold is not met.