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Forensic Interviewing 1 FSCT 7230

Forensic Investigation Course

Course details

The outcome of most investigations usually depends on the information supplied by victims, witnesses and suspects to an investigator. The amount and veracity of this information is of utmost importance. In this course, investigators learn methods and techniques available for interviewing victims, witnesses and suspects to obtain proper, informative and legal statements that will both aid in the investigation and be acceptable to the court.

Prerequisite(s)

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

Credits

2.0

Cost

$795.18

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of FSCT 7230 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 80013

Duration

Wed Mar 15 - Sat Mar 18 (4 days)

  • 4 days
  • CRN 80013
  • $795.18
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 15 - Mar 18 Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 08:30 - 16:30 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 2005
Instructor

Steve Kowan

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$795.18

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Due to the interactive nature of this course, this will be offered IN PERSON. Your instructor will email you before the start of this course with further details. Students who have been accepted into a Forensics program where this course is a part of their 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 any Forensic programs and courses, please visit: www.bcit.ca/cas/forensics.
Status

Seats Available

2 seats remaining as of Mon December 5, 2022 at 4:39 pm (PST). Availability may change at any time.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Prepare an interview room describing furnishings.
  • Explain the importance of verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • Interpret non-verbal cues and their meanings.
  • Apply different interview techniques and approaches including: effective listening, ethics and relating to different personalities.
  • Take a statement correctly.
  • Construct and ask more effective questions.
  • Develop a cognitive interview.
  • Describe basic statement analysis, including the 'VIEW' questionnaire.
  • Conduct a forensic interview (interrogation).

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2009

Related Programs

Forensic Interviewing 1 (FSCT 7230) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  2. Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time

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