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Major Crimes Analysis FSCT 8481

Forensic Investigation Course

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 the various structured analytical techniques that are commonly used throughout the Crime Analysis Cycle as it is applied in Canadian violent crime investigations. You will learn the best practices in analytical software, techniques, and methods used by analysts in major case management for violent crimes, such as homicide, serious assaults, sex offences, extortion, kidnapping, and missing persons. You will also learn how to collect and evaluate publicly available information when completing analytical tasks for crimes of violence.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$820.45

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of FSCT 8481 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 73052

Duration

Sat Feb 24 - Sat Apr 20 (5 weeks)

  • 5 weeks
  • CRN 73052
  • Domestic fees $820.45
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 24 Sat 08:00 - 17:00 Online
Mar 09 Sat 08:00 - 17:00 Online
Mar 23 Sat 08:00 - 17:00 Online
Apr 06 Sat 08:00 - 17:00 Online
Apr 20 Sat 08:00 - 17:00 Online
Instructor

Sara Lee

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$820.45

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 via Zoom on these specific Saturdays (Feb 24, Mar 9, Mar 23, Apr 6, and Apr 20). Attendance is mandatory (synchronous). There is no required textbook. Instructor will distribute course materials in class. Course information will be found in the Learning Hub. Students who have been accepted into a Forensics program where this course is a part of the 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 at BCIT_Forensics@bcit.ca.
Status

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Apply critical-thinking skills to assess the relevance, reliability, and validity of data collected during violent crime investigations.
  • Use GIS software to prepare crime maps for violent crimes analysis, using temporal and spatial data.
  • Analyze a variety of sources to develop offender profiles and timelines.
  • Identify crime patterns and similar fact analysis in relation to a violent crime, such as analyzing witness statements and open source information.
  • Prepare a threat assessment related to an individual’s propensity for violence.
  • Complete an intermediate-level communications analysis, which includes phone records and cell tower information.
  • Create an intermediate-level link association, timeline, or event flow, and commodity flow charts for violent crime investigation.
  • Design and prepare an intermediate tactical crime analysis bulletin related to violent crime.
  • Prepare a report and then give a verbal presentation of your analysis that could be used as court testimony.

Effective as of Winter 2024

Related Programs

Major Crimes Analysis (FSCT 8481) 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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