Criminal Intelligence

Course Details

Course Number
Section Number
Fall 2011
Days & Times
The instructor will be available on WebCT throughout the week.  If a student has a need for immediate assistance or a personal issue not directly related to the course curriculum contact the instructor via phone or at  (Please do not send course material or attachments to the hotmail account.)
Mark Stallo (view Profile)

Course Attachments


Course Objectives

Different types of analysis are discussed

Techniques in Criminal Intelligence

Historical background

Standards and accreditation

Applications in Intelligence

Violent crime


Street crime

Interpol and Intelligence

Domestic and International Intelligence 

  • What is Intelligence Analysis
  • Techniques in Criminal Intelligence
  • Applications in Intelligence
  • Interpol and Intelligence
  • Domestic and International Intelligence

Exam I:          Will cover an introduction to intelligence analysis, techniques in criminal intelligence, and report applications.

Exam II:         Will cover violent crime, organized crime, narcotics and white-collar crime applications.

Exam III:        Will cover street crime applications, intelligence policy and the future, Interpol, and domestic versus international intelligence gathering.

Course Expectations

The focus of the class is an overview of the crime intelligence process.  This class covers both basic and advanced concepts.  It outlines some of the major issues which crime analysts and crime analysis units must face.  The class begins with an overview of "What is Criminal Intelligence?"  The second phase involve practical applications in was enforcement.  The class has exercises to reinforce the students understanding of the concepts.

In order to prevent and control crime and other social problems in modern society, students planning on criminal justice careers and those interested in maintaining a safe, just, and orderly society need to comprehend the nature and extent of crime as well as a method for analyzing data that can assist police administrators in better combating these problems.








There are no prerequisite courses for CRJS 4901.

Grading Standards


Exams:           Exam I                                                                        100 points

                        Exam II                                                                       100 points

                        Exam III                                                                      100 points

                        Exercises                                                                   100 points

                        Class participation                                                   100 points


The Semester Grade will be awarded according to the following scale:


            A         450-500 points

            B         400-449 points

C         350-399 points

            D         349 and below

Submission Format Policy

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

Being involved and making a difference are important marks of a community service professional.  All assignment due dates will be posted throughout the course.  The assignments must be turned in on time.  Students must participate when discussing issues.  The last day to withdraw from the class is October 17, 2011.

Other Policies

The Criminal Justice Program's philosophy is to provide students with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, abilities, and sensitivities that will

prepare them to work in criminal justice and related human service professions. 

Much of the learning necessary to be successful in criminal justice is just as applicable to work in other public service and private sector professions.


            A.        Three-part Foundation


                        1.         Basic Skills - Reads, writes, performs arithmetic and                                                               mathematical operations, listens and speaks.

2.         Thinking Skills - Thinks creatively, makes decisions, problem solver, visualizes, and knows how to learn, and reasons.

            3.         Personal Qualities - Displays responsibility, self-esteem,                                                       sociability, self-management, and integrity.


            B.        Five Competencies


                        1.         Resources - Identifies, organizes, plans, and allocates                                                                       resources.


                        2.         Interpersonal - Works with others.

                        3.         Information - Acquires and uses information.

                        4.         Systems - Understands complex inter-relationships.

                        5.         Technology - Works with a variety of technologies.


In short, the Criminal Justice faculty wills emphasis the practice of professional behavior, which should give its graduates a decided advantage in locating, and retaining satisfying careers.

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at