- The strategic, tactical and operational levels of national security
- The role of law enforcement and intelligence organisations in protecting the state from domestic and foreign threats
- The history of intelligence
- The key agencies in the Australian intelligence community
- The intelligence cycle and its application and the interplay between policing and intelligence.
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Leacture capture
- Streaming Multimedia
- Web links
- Resources and Links
Note: Level 2 subjects normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area, e.g. from studying related Level 1 subjects or other relevant experience.
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as PICX210 Homeland Security: Intelligence and Law Enforcement.
This subject provides an introduction to the fields of intelligence and counterintelligence. It focuses on the strategic, tactical and operational levels of national security, as well as the role of law enforcement and intelligence organisations in protecting the state from domestic and foreign threats. Students will gain a deep understanding of the history of intelligence, the key intelligence agencies in Australia, the intelligence cycle and its application, and the interplay between policing and intelligence. Students will engage with key case studies from around the world to further understand these issues and dynamics. The subject complements PICX211, which focuses on government strategies for ensuring national security.
- Assignment 1 - Assessment 1 (30%)
- Assignment 2 - Assessment 2 (40%)
- Assignment 3 - Assessment 3 (30%)
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject