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FSCT 8432 - Approaches to Analysis and Reasoning for Crime Studies

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This course introduces students to the range of thinking skills and reasoning abilities that are essential to crime and intelligence analysis. Students will examine the nature of knowledge and develop their abilities to think reflectively, critically and logically. This course also covers many approaches to the task of discovering truth. A variety of structured analysis models will be used in conjunction with critical thinking to explore the basis of analysis.

Prerequisite(s)

Admission to a Forensic credential program or permission of the Program Coordinator.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$717.66

Fall 2014

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2014 term.

CRN 34452

Wed Sep 10 - Wed Dec 03 13 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Dec 03 Wed 18:00 - 21:30 DTC Rm. 475

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$717.66

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. For department approval, please contact Cindy Chan, Program Assistant at Forensics Dept (Cindy_Chan@bcit.ca). For details on the textbook required, please check: bcitbookstore.ca/downtown For information on Forensics programs and courses, please visit www.bcit.ca/cas/Forensics

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the use of inductive and deductive reasoning as it applies to crime and intelligence analysis.
  • Logically evaluate the process of analysis.
  • Conduct a critical evaluation of information and intelligence.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to the intelligence cycle in association with inferential analysis.
  • Examine the epistemology of knowledge as applied to crime and intelligence analysis.
  • Explain the impact of cultural, political and philosophical differences on crime and intelligence analysis.
  • Analyze the decision making process in tactical and strategic settings in terms of critical thinking skills.

Related Programs

FSCT 8432 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  2. Forensic Investigation (Crime and Intelligence Analysis for Law Enforcement Professionals)
    Part-time   BCIT/Industry Partnership Certificate
  3. Forensic Investigation (Computer Crime Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  4. Forensic Investigation (Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Spring/Summer 2014

No information on books is currently available for Spring/Summer 2014 offerings of this course.

Fall 2014

Books for Fall 2014 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore

If you are taking this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore.

Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis
Author Richards J. Heuer, Randolph H. Pherson
Publisher CQ Press
Copyright 2014
Binding Spiral-bound
ISBN 978-1-45224-151-7
Price $79.95
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