Course Title: Security and Criminal Intelligence

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Security and Criminal Intelligence

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2015


City Campus


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies


Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Robin Cameron

Course Coordinator Phone: 99252721

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course is an introduction to intelligence and the use of intelligence in law enforcement contexts as well as the concepts and skills required to perform the functions of an intelligence officer. You will learn the theoretical and practical aspects of intelligence production and dissemination as well as the complexities and subtleties inherent in the generation of quality intelligence.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

a) Distinguish intelligence information from other forms of information;
b) Explain the intelligence process and its various component;
c) Identify and apply the elementary skills required to produce and deliver the intelligence product;
d) Discuss the application and use of intelligence within a law enforcement and security context.

In this course, you will develop the following graduate capabilities:

  • Effective management and use of information
  • Communication

Overview of Learning Activities

This course is offered completely online with support and supervision by  academic staff. All content, delivery and communications are online.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the learning outcomes of this course and on your development against the program capabilities. Assessment may include essays, online tests, and threaded discussions. Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

  • If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
  • A student charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
  • Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: