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International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This course will introduce you to geographic information systems (GIS) and discuss how GIS software programs can be used for crime investigation and intelligence analysis. Even if you have no experience with GIS software applications, you will learn how to create a basic map. You will explore the various applications of GIS in both crime analysis and intelligence analysis. Using that information, you will then create intermediate-level maps that are commonly used in crime investigations and intelligence analysis. The course includes various exercises to help you learn how to use visualization and spatial analysis technologies in order to detect criminal patterns and to forecast the probability, time, and location of future criminal events.

Prerequisite(s)

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

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$759.54 - $836.30 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of FSCT 8434 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 73051

Duration

Tue Jan 09 - Tue Apr 02 (13 weeks)

  • 13 weeks
  • CRN 73051
  • Domestic fees $759.54
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Apr 02 Tue 18:00 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

Robert Schultz

Course outline

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Domestic fees

$759.54

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  5. This course will be offered ONLINE and classes will be taught LIVE for 13 weeks every Tuesday from 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm. Attendance is mandatory (synchronous). Course information will be found in the Learning Hub. For details on the textbook required, please check: www.bcitbookstore.ca/distance/buy_main.asp (BCIT WINTER TERM... DE - FSCT). Students who have been accepted into a Forensic Science program where this course is a part of the program matrix may register without any further approvals. Students who are not currently accepted in a Forensics program or, if this course is NOT part of your program matrix, please contact the Program Assistants for departmental approval @ BCIT_Forensics@bcit.ca.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of FSCT 8434 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 58967

Duration

Tue Apr 09 - Tue Jul 02 (13 weeks)

  • 13 weeks
  • CRN 58967
  • Domestic fees $836.30
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 09 - Jul 02 Tue 18:00 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

Robert Schultz

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$836.30

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  5. This course will be taught ONLINE for the Spring/Summer 2024 term for 13 weeks every Tuesday from 6:00pm - 9:30pm. Students should check their BCIT email frequently prior to the start date of the class for messages from the instructor. Textbook can be purchased here: www.bcitbookstore.ca/distance/buy_main.asp? (BCIT SPRING SUMMER 2024 TERM - DE-FSCT-8434) Attendance is mandatory (synchronous).Students who have been accepted into a Forensic Science program where this course is a part of the program matrix may register without any further approvals. Students who are not currently accepted in a Forensics program or, if this course is NOT part of your program matrix, please contact the Program Assistants for departmental approval @ BCIT_Forensics@bcit.ca. For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit: www.bcit.ca/cas/forensics.
Status

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Discuss theories of crime analysis and crime mapping as they relate to intelligence analysis.
  • Create basic GIS maps using simulated crime or intelligence data.
  • Explain relevant findings based on a search of a GIS database.
  • Create basic cartographic maps and related vector graphics.
  • Create a basic crime profile using maps, geo coding, temporal analysis, pin mapping, pattern analysis, hot spot analysis, choropleth mapping, and buffer analysis.
  • Detect and analyze crime events and patterns using crime analysis spatial software.
  • Analyze crime hotspots and explain their significance to crime reduction efforts.
  • Assess the major strengths and weaknesses of GIS tools and techniques used in crime mapping and analysis.

Effective as of Winter 2024

Related Programs

Crime Mapping (FSCT 8434) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  2. Forensic Investigation (Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time

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