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Organized Crime Analysis FSCT 8430

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 focuses on the various duties of a tactical analyst assigned to transnational and domestic organized crime group activity. You will learn how various crime networks and groups operate by reviewing past cases of criminal activity. You will apply various structured analytical techniques, at various stages of the crime or intelligence cycle, to several types of organized crime activities that operate outside and within Canada. You will use software to analyze and visualize your analysis, and develop logically sound arguments for investigation and intelligence purposes. You will use realistic data to test your analytical abilities during various assignments.

Prerequisite(s)

  • 60% in FSCT 8436
  • Admission to a Forensic credential program or permission of the Program Coordinator.

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$917.96

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of FSCT 8430 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 76716

Duration

Tue Jan 09 - Tue Apr 02 (13 weeks)

  • 13 weeks
  • CRN 76716
  • Domestic fees $917.96
    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

Ken Schulz

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$917.96

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 every Tuesday for 13 weeks from 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm. Attendance is mandatory (synchronous). There is no required textbook for this offering. 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

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • • Discuss the domestic and international analytical community involved with organized crime, and discuss current trends, with an emphasis on the Canadian experience.
  • • Evaluate the relevance, reliability, and validity of the various sources and all-source data frequently collected during organized crime investigations.
  • • Create a variety of data visualization products to conduct analysis, such as maps, association and event flow charts, and spreadsheets using realistic data found during organized crime investigations.
  • • Conduct analysis such as patterns of life (surveillance); communications; organized crime profiling; commodity manufacturing, transportation and distribution; fraud analysis; and money laundering analysis in the context of various organized criminal activities.
  • • Communicate analytical findings verbally and in written format by using variety of communication tools.

Effective as of Winter 2024

Related Programs

Organized Crime Analysis (FSCT 8430) 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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