Intelligence Led Policing - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 14 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 2
  • Availability for 2018: Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assessment - Peer Assessment (20%) , Assignment - Weekly Learning Task (30%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,563.00
International 2,813.00

This unit is designed to consolidate the knowledge gained in the previous courses by analysing a live crime problem. Students working as a group will generate hypotheses, apply various analytic techniques to test these, prepare a report to be presented to the relevant command team.

This unit will focus on an emerging managerial model of policing known as Intelligence Led Policing. The core concepts of of the 3i model (interpreting the criminal environment, influencing decision makers and impacting the criminal environment) underpin the learning objective and the assessment.

After successfully completing this unit you should be able to:

1  Discuss in depth concepts central to Intelligence-Led Policing and the 3i model
2  Apply the 3i model to your work environment
3  Critically review and synthesise the academic literature relating to the 3i model

  • Assessment — Peer Assessment (20%)
  • Assignment — Weekly Learning Task (30%)
  • Essay — Major Essay (50%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Origins of intelligence-led policing
2The magnitude of the crime challenge
3Defining intelligence-led policing
4Analytical frameworks
5Interpreting the criminal environment
6Influencing decision-makers
7Having an impact on crime
8Evaluating intelligence-led policing
9Challenges for the future

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Printable format materials

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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