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Forensic Behavioural Science FSCT 8010

Forensic Investigation Course

Course details

This course provides an introduction to the assessment of risk for sexually deviant and violent behaviour. Participants learn about factors which are correlated to prediction of violent behaviour in people. The discussion of psychopathy, mental illness, personality disorders, deviance, and substance abuse takes place in the context of the behavioural science approach to police investigation.

Prerequisite(s)

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

Credits

3.0

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Outline and evaluate psychological, behavioural, and demographic factors which may indicate an individual's propensity for violent behaviour.
  • Outline and evaluate psychological, behavioural, and demographic factors which may indicate individuals' propensity for sexually deviant behaviour.
  • Explain how psychological disorders influence sexual deviance and violent behaviour.
  • Discriminate psychological and behavioural features in suspects that may be helpful for investigators and negotiators conducting interviews.
  • Explain the role of risk assessment in Canada.
  • Contrast actuarial prediction and clinical judgment.
  • Differentiate between reactive and instrumental violence.
  • Discuss the construct of psychopathy and apply the knowledge of psychopathy to investigative techniques.
  • Explain sexual deviance and analyze how deviant fantasy can result in offending.
  • Apply the knowledge of Critical Incident Stress Management to assist a mental health practitioner following a critical incident.
  • Outline the role of the Criminal Investigative Psychologist in policing.

Effective as of Fall 2009

Related Programs

Forensic Behavioural Science (FSCT 8010) 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
  3. Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  4. Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time

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