Policing Investigations and Intelligence
Your upfront cost: $0
- 20 Sep 2021
The University of South Australia, UniSA, is ranked in the top 10 universities nationally and amongst the very best young universities in the world. They offer over 200 world-class degrees that are informed by industry and delivered with a highly practical approach to teaching and learning. In fact, they are South Australia’s number one university for graduate careers. They are a valuable partner with Open Universities Australia.
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By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:
1. Discuss the techniques and approaches underpinning criminal investigation processes and procedures.
2. Apply knowledge of crime scene identification and management processes to simulated crime events.
3. Evaluate the methods of evidence management for exhibit purposes
4. Apply analytical techniques to produce intelligence products to support criminal investigations.
5. Evaluate the roles of the key agencies comprising the National Intelligence Community.
- Criminal investigation principles and approaches
- Investigation procedures part 1
- Investigation procedures part 2
- Crime scene management
- Evidence collection and management
- Identification and forensic procedures
- Intelligence strategies, research and analytics tools
- Intelligence agencies
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
This course introduces the principles, approaches and methods of criminal investigation and intelligence work. It is designed to develop an understanding of the roles of investigators and common procedures and tasks performed to progress investigations.
This course is ideal for those who currently work in or intend to work in administration, management, or intelligence roles in criminal justice organisations, including police, courts, correctional services and victim and offender support organisations.
The weekly topics are arranged to follow the sequence of tasks involved in criminal investigations and intelligence work.
You will explore procedures covering the recording and drafting of interviews with victims, witnesses and offenders, arrests, identification of victims and suspects, and the latest developments in forensic science.
In the later weeks of the course, you will explore the evolution of Australia's national intelligence and security agencies and be introduced to the various roles each perform in safeguarding Australia's borders and security interests against terrorist threats.
The course is very practical in its delivery, introducing you to the tools, emerging technologies and latest research concerning investigation procedures, crime scene investigation and forensic intelligence.
UniSA Online’s 10-week short courses give you the flexibility to upskill in a certain area, stay current with developments in your field, diversify your knowledge, or even explore a new direction in your career – without having to commit to the time and cost of a full university degree.
Delivered 100% online, you’ll be able to study where and when it suits you. Access online academic and student support seven days a week, fit study around work and life commitments, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.
This is a course from UniSA Online’s Bachelor of Criminal Justice.
Current study term: 19 Sep 21 to 26 Nov 21
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