This course provides students with an introduction to the collection and retention of information and the impact on the individual, business, government and, society in general. Also discussed are the basic structure of information systems, their implementation, applications and uses and abuses, including freedom of information and the threat to privacy, and the needs and implementation of public policy to control abuses in the intelligence community. Exposure is provided to create concepts dealing with selection, utilization, and retention of sources of information. The course structures the design and evaluation of the collection of information needed to accomplish a specific law enforcement task.

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