Analytic techniques are an important addition to every analyst’s toolbox. As criminals become more proficient, analysts must be able to use equally sophisticated analytical skills. The Crime and Intelligence Analysis option trains graduates to successfully apply the tools and techniques required for solving complex investigations. It provides students with the critical thinking skills necessary for addressing modern-day crimes, internship experience in a law enforcement agency, access to a global network of intelligence professionals and recognition by international professional associations.
Fall 2021 delivery mode: blended
- This program will be delivered for the fall semester as a combination of online and on-campus learning. While some of your coursework will take place online, there will also be in-person sessions.
- Faculty will notify students of when their attendance on campus will be required.
- We have put measures in place for your safety and well-being, ensuring that all safety protocols are addressed. Please see the BCIT COVID-19 page for details on the mandatory procedures that have been implemented.
- You will need access to a personal computer with video and microphone for the online portion of your program.
Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.
This program offers a high-intensity learning experience involving hands-on use of leading-edge crime and intelligence analysis tools (e.g. visual investigative analysis software, crime mapping and statistical software). This program trains graduates to develop intelligence end-products that help drive front-line operations and deploy patrol resources more effectively.
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Synthesize information from disparate sources for the purpose of identifying crime patterns, series and trends
- Map crime locations and analyze hot spots of crime, disorder and incivilities
- Develop collection plans of high-risk and habitual offenders
- Collect, evaluate, maintain and collate crime and intelligence data for national security, law enforcement and the business community
- Design and maintain criminal intelligence databases for law enforcement action
- Prepare written and oral reports and various types of charts and graphs based on research, correlation and analysis of evidence.
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Graduating & Jobs
Crime and intelligence analysts are employed by the military and law enforcement agencies at the municipal, provincial and federal levels. They also work for federal and provincial ministries whose mandates involve the environment, business, taxation and immigration. Analysts may be called upon to provide a variety of analytical services and products. Crime and intelligence analysis is a rapidly growing branch within law enforcement agencies and in the private sector, a trend that is expected to continue in the foreseeable future.
Some position titles (in law enforcement) include:
- Crime Analyst
- Intelligence Analyst
- Major Crimes Analyst
- National Security Analyst
- Strategic Intelligence Analyst
- Research Analyst
- Open Source Analyst
Faculty, Advisors & Staff
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