Introduction to Criminal Intelligence
Course Category: Investigations
Course Category: Students

Notice: This course is a pre-requisite to the Canadian Police College’s Tactical Intelligence Analysis (TIAC) and Strategic Intelligence Analysis (SIAC) courses. Candidates for these courses must register through the CPC Registrar.

Price
$50.00

Content Provider:
Canadian Police College

Language
En/Fr

Length
2 hours

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Criminal intelligence analysis is an investigative tool that supports investigators or operational units during the course of an investigation. Through data collection and interpretation, the process of analysis allows analysts and investigators to make sense of assembled facts and discover the nature of relationships between seemingly unconnected elements.

Introduction to Criminal Intelligence Analysis is designed to provide law enforcement personnel with basic intelligence analysis skills. The course focuses on the intelligence process, critical thinking, and link analysis techniques. Learners will also apply various analysis techniques to a case study and prepare a criminal intelligence report based on that exercise.

Learning Objectives

When you have completed this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the five major components of the intelligence process and give a brief explanation of each
  • Explain the difference between inductive and deductive reasoning
  • Develop hypotheses from relevant data
  • Use inductive reasoning to draw reliable conclusions or inferences
  • Prepare a link analysis diagram
  • List the eight steps, in their proper sequence, that are required when transforming “raw data” into a link analysis diagram
  • Construct a link analysis diagram which shows relationships between individuals and/or organizations
  • Prepare an association matrix by analyzing material
  • Construct a link analysis diagram by analyzing material
  • Identify the essential components of an analysis report

See also: Introduction to Criminal Intelligence Analysis

Level

This course is a basic introduction to criminal intelligence.

Target Audience

Sworn Police, Police Civilian, Public Safety Officer, Peace Officer / Special Constable, Student, Other Federal, Provincial and Municipal Employees