Intelligence Analysis

Course Code: PSI 205

Academic Year: 2021-2022

Students are introduced to foundational aspects of intelligence analysis, which has become a critical component of modern-day law enforcement and corporate security. Through theory and hands-on exercises, students learn to apply Structured analytic techniques (SATs) for purposes of hypothesis testing, early-warning monitoring, and threat targeting, and also learn how to identify sources of bias in intelligence analysis. Focusing in particular on the Canadian context, students are introduced to the intelligence-led policing model, levels of intelligence analysis, the intelligence cycle, intelligence reporting, legal and legislative issues around intelligence analysis, and the management of intelligence information. Career paths and required skills for students looking to enter the field are also explored.