Intelligence Ethics

Module code: PL7543

Intelligence, by necessity, operates under a veil of secrecy and often seems to be a moral and ethical grey area. This module will examine questions of ethics in intelligence, drawing on Just War Theory and other philosophical perspectives to facilitate discussion of this dimension of intelligence practice. It will draw on cases from national security and police intelligence such as interrogation, electronic surveillance, and undercover policing.

Learning

  • 25 hours of tutorials
  • 275 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Journal article analysis (20%)
  • Essay (80%)