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Course details

Students in this course will focus on the various duties performed by tactical analysts in law enforcement. The students will study the 5 stages of the analysis cycle (planning, collection, collation, analysis, dissemination) and complete a variety of assignments and tasks associated to each of those stages. To complete the tasks, students will use word processing and charting software programs. The majority of the course will focus on the students' ability to collate and analyze the information provided to them. They will then develop their analytical skills in order to effectively target and profile deviant and criminal individuals and groups. The students will use their analytical skills to develop logically sound arguments for a variety of law enforcement actions.

Prerequisite(s)

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

Credits

3.0

Cost

$887.40

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of FSCT 8430 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 76716

Duration

Tue Jan 10 - Tue Apr 04 (13 weeks)

  • 13 weeks
  • CRN 76716
  • $887.40
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Apr 04 Tue 18:00 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$887.40

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 offered ONLINE and classes will be taught LIVE. Attendance is mandatory (synchronous). There is no required textbook for this offering. 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. For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit: www.bcit.ca/cas/forensics.
Status

Cancelled

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Define analysis.
  • Describe the organizational role of analysts.
  • Describe current trends in analysis.
  • Develop an analytical plan.
  • Apply processes for collecting information.
  • Apply procedures for assessing reliability of service and worth of information.
  • Assemble investigators data in a format to clearly profile subject(s) activities.
  • Describe methods and tools used to generate conclusions about the material.
  • Communicate findings using a variety of communication tools.

Effective as of Fall 2007

Related Programs

Tactical Analysis 1 (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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