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Course details

This course provides an overview of the spatial aspects of crime and intelligence analysis. The concept of environmental criminology and the relevance of geographic information systems (GIS) to crime and intelligence analysis will be covered. Students will 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. An integrated crime and intelligence analysis application, the i2 Analyst's Workstation and ESRI ArcView is included.


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





Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of FSCT 8434 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 73051


Tue Jan 10 - Tue Apr 04 (13 weeks)

  • 13 weeks
  • CRN 73051
  • $732.08
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Apr 04 Tue 18:00 - 21:30 Online

Robert Schultz

Course outline




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. This course will be taught ONLINE for the Winter 2023 term for 13 weeks every Tuesday from 6:00pm - 9:30pm. Attendance is mandatory (synchronous). For details on the textbook required, please check: (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 @ For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit:

In Progress and Full

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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.
  • Assess the major strengths and weaknesses of GIS tools and techniques used in crime mapping and analysis.
  • Create a crime profile using maps, geo coding, temporal analysis, pin mapping, pattern analysis, hot spot analysis, choropleth mapping and buffer analysis.
  • Detect criminal patterns and potential criminal events using crime analysis spatial software.
  • Create superior cartographic maps and related vector graphics.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2010

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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