Strategic Intelligence for Law Enforcement Leaders – CJUS 535

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 01/31/2022

Course Description

This course examines best practices for law enforcement leaders in the gathering, assessment and implementation of strategic intelligence. It is critical for law enforcement leaders to have strategic intelligence for planning, decision-making and threat assessment. This intelligence must be comprehensive, relevant for key stakeholders, and gathered ethically. Moreover, it must be interpreted and applied in a cohesive manner that leads to sound implementation of strategy and tactics.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

Strategic Intelligence is an elective course in the Masters program in Criminal Justice with Liberty University. As such, the student in this course will explore the concepts and philosophies involved with strategic intelligence, to include a focus on intelligence-led policing. This will allow the student who has been immersed in a Christian worldview to utilize strategic intelligence to make Criminal Justice Administration decisions.

Course Assignment

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be 500 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 200 words.

The student will write a 3-page research-based paper in current APA format that focuses on a Christian perspective relating to strategic intelligence and intelligence-led policing. The paper must include at least three (3) scholarly references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible.

Biblical Worldview Draft Submission Assignment

The Biblical Worldview Draft Assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool. This assignment will allow students to submit a draft of the final submission and make any necessary edits prior to submitting the final assignment.

The student will write a 5-page research-based paper in current APA format that focuses on one of the ethical issues related to intelligence-led policing. The assignment must include at least eight (8) references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible.

Ethical Issues Draft Submission Assignment

Ethical Issues Draft Assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool. This assignment will allow students to submit a draft of the final submission and make any necessary edits prior to submitting the final assignment.

The student will write a 10 – 12-page research-based paper in current APA format that demonstrates a Strategic Workplan. The assignment must include at least ten (10) references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible.

Strategic Workplan Draft Submission Assignment

The Strategic Workplan Draft Assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool. This assignment will allow students to submit a draft of the final submission and make any necessary edits prior to submitting the final assignment.

Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the assigned module: week. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 2 essay questions and 6 short answer questions, and have a 1 hour time limit.