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Law Enforcement Intelligence Graduate Certificate

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Banyon Pelham
bpelham@pc.fsu.edu
(850) 770-2201

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The certificate in Law Enforcement Intelligence is designed to meet the needs of current FSU students and those working in the intelligence community. It has been designed to help students become more prepared for career advancement and more technical and supervisory positions. This is a professional program with emphasis on law enforcement intelligence. Our purpose is to produce professional practitioners that can a) prepare for more responsible positions (team-leader, first-line supervisor, etc.), b) encourage professionals to seek graduate education when a full degree isn't feasible, c) prepare students for the growing field of LEI, and d) address the lack of qualified intelligence analysts by offering those students with different undergraduate degrees (Criminal Justice, Statistics, Information Technology, etc.) a specialized graduate opportunity to explore LEI as a career.

Accreditation

Regionally accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Method of Delivery

Internet

Time or Location Requirements

None, offered asynchronous only.

Time to Completion

Two semesters to two years

Core Courses

These courses may not be offered every semester.

  • CCJ5079 Managing Intelligence Analysis Functions (3)
    This course addresses the advanced functions of crime mapping, crime analysis, intelligence dissemination, oversight of the intelligence function and error rates.
  • CCJ5616 Profiling Criminal Behavior (3)
    This course introduces the major issues, influences and trends considered in the behavioral analysis of criminal activity. Specifically students examine offender profiling as an educated attempt to identify the types of individuals that would have committed a certain crime.y Behavior profiling methods are explored to identify behavioral characteristics of offenders and the evidence the offenders leave behind.
  • CCJ5748 Advanced Evidentiary Reasoning (3)
    This course focuses on the production of intelligence from the analysis of multiple and diverse sources of information and on its use by formal and informal intelligence agencies. Emphasis is placed on the development of models for making decisions on information that is uncertain and from diverse sources. Techniques are examined for collecting and using both qualitative and quantitative data as it relates to the role of local public safety and security personnel and organizations as both producers and consumers of intelligence.
  • DSC5595 Human Intelligence Collection (3)
    This course examines techniques utilized to collect intelligence from confidential sources, assets and cooperating witnesses through interviewing, interrogation and elicitation. Students are also exposed to various methods to vet Human Sources and to uncover infiltration by hostile agencies and/or criminal organizations.

Total Credit Hours

12

Prerequisites

Any student wishing admission into the Certificate program must meet the following criteria:

  1. Have an undergraduate degree in "Law Enforcement Intelligence" or an undergraduate degree with the necessary pre-requisites.
  2. Pre-requisites: CCJ 4072 (Crime Mapping & Analysis) & CJE 3732 (Criminal Intelligence)
  3. A student may be degree-seeking or non-degree seeking.
  4. Student must have a GPA of 3.0 on all combined upper-division undergraduate course work.

Program Requirements

The student must complete the four core courses with a grade of at least a B (3.0 GPA) for each course and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all certificate courses. The student must complete all courses within a two year time frame from when the course of study begins.

Fees

The cost of this program is equal to tuition and fees for the Academic Year 2017-18 as stated on the Student Business Services website, plus a per credit hour distance learning fee (fees vary by course). Contact the department for more specific fee information relative to student status and location.

Fall 2017 Course Offerings

  • CCJ5748 Advanced Evidentiary Reasoning (3)
    This course focuses on the production of intelligence from the analysis of multiple and diverse sources of information and on its use by formal and informal intelligence agencies. Emphasis is placed on the development of models for making decisions on information that is uncertain and from diverse sources. Techniques are examined for collecting and using both qualitative and quantitative data as it relates to the role of local public safety and security personnel and organizations as both producers and consumers of intelligence.
  • DSC5595 Human Intelligence Collection (3)
    This course examines techniques utilized to collect intelligence from confidential sources, assets and cooperating witnesses through interviewing, interrogation and elicitation. Students are also exposed to various methods to vet Human Sources and to uncover infiltration by hostile agencies and/or criminal organizations.

Summer 2017 Course Offerings

  • CCJ5616 Profiling Criminal Behavior (3)
    This course introduces the major issues, influences and trends considered in the behavioral analysis of criminal activity. Specifically students examine offender profiling as an educated attempt to identify the types of individuals that would have committed a certain crime.y Behavior profiling methods are explored to identify behavioral characteristics of offenders and the evidence the offenders leave behind.


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