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Course Outlines

FSCT 8436

Introduction to Crime and Intelligence Analysis

School School of Computing and Academic Studies
Program Forensic Investigation (Crime and Intelligence Analysis)
Course Credits 3
Minimum Passing Grade 60%
Start Date September 10, 2021
End Date December 03, 2021
Total Hours 45
Total Weeks 13
Hours/Weeks 3.46
Delivery Type Other
Pre-requisites Admission to a Forensic credential program or permission of the Program Coordinator.
CRN 36095

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The British Columbia Institute of Technology acknowledges that our campuses are located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Nations of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam).

Instructor Details

Name Magda Marczak
E-mail Instructor to provide
Location Virtual
Office Hours Instructor to provide

Course Description

This course introduces students to the types of crime and intelligence analysis, and the roles played by analysts themselves. The fundamentals of analysis, core competencies, models of intelligence, and logic will be discussed. Students will learn how to prepare and present intelligence products.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

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

  • Outline the history of intelligence and its analytical function.
  • Assess the difference between crime analysis and intelligence analysis.
  • Assess the relationship between crime and intelligence analysis.
  • Outline the role of analysis in addressing local and global issues.
  • Apply the intelligence cycle to the work of crime and intelligence analysis.
  • Outline the relevance and application of information systems to crime and intelligence analysis.
  • Assess the relevance of a variety of policing models (e.g., traditional, community based, intelligence-led and problem oriented).
  • Assess the relevance of a variety of policing models (e.g., traditional, community based, intelligence-led and problem oriented).

Learning Resources

Microsoft Excel and Word; ESRI ArcGis and IBM Analyst Notebook

Evaluation Criteria

Criteria % Comments
Mid-term exam 15Take Home Exam
Final Project (Analytical Report & Presentation)30

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Magda Marczak, Instructor
July 22, 2021

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David McKay, FSA PTS Administration-122120
September 10, 2021

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Jennifer Talman, Associate Dean
September 10, 2021

Note: Should changes be required to the content of this course outline, students will be given reasonable notice.