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FSCT 7310 - Crime Scene Investigation

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

The course covers the major areas of crime scene examination, in order to give an in-depth understanding in theories of searching and in dealing with the entire range of physical evidence located during the various types of crime scene searches.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$772.74

Winter 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 47547

Mon Feb 01 - Fri Mar 19 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 01 - Mar 19 Online Delivery
See Notes below
Mar 08 - Mar 11 Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu 09:00 - 17:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$772.74

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This is a hybrid course. Due to the interactive nature, it will be ONLINE February 1 – March 19, 2021 AND IN CLASS 4 days (March 8-11, 2021), Final Exam online March 19th , 2021. The online portion is not live and can be accessed at students’ discretion. Each week allows access to a new module. There is no textbook required and the instructor will distribute the course material in class and online, however, they will email you before the start with further details. 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 @ BCIT_Forensics@bcit.ca. For information on any Forensic programs and courses, please visit: https://www.bcit.ca/cas/forensics.

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Cancelled

Spring/Summer 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 67227

Mon Apr 12 - Fri Jun 25 11 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 12 - Jun 25 Online Delivery
See Notes below
Jun 21 Mon 09:00 - 16:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below
Jun 22 Tue 09:00 - 16:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Dom Toa

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$772.74

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This is a BLENDED (Hybrid) course. Due to the interactive nature, it will be ONLINE Apr 12 - June 25 AND IN CLASS 1 day (either Monday June 21st or Tuesday June 22nd - Instructor will confirm which day you will be slotted into). April 13, April 27, May 11, May 25 and June 8th will be LIVE for 1 hour online from 1100-1200. Other times, modules and can be accessed at students’ discretion. Each week allows access to a new module. PowerPoint pre recorded sessions will be offered on the days that are not live. There is no textbook required and the instructor will distribute the course material in class and online, however, they will email you before the start with further details. 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 @ BCIT_Forensics@bcit.ca. For information on any Forensic programs and courses, please visit: https://www.bcit.ca/cas/forensics.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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5 seats available as of Feb 25, 2021 11:39 pm (PST). Of these 5, 1 are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe the various types of physical evidence that might be present at an interior crime scene.
  • Explain the various means of scene documentation available and the strengths and weaknesses of each.
  • Given a viable surface, ascertain which fingerprint detection method should be used and demonstrate the correct application of that technique.
  • Explain the value of alternate light sources at a crime scene (and demonstrate their use).
  • Demonstrate the proper technique for the detection and collection of hair/fibre evidence.
  • Demonstrate the proper technique for the detection, enhancement and preservation of footwear impression evidence.
  • Demonstrate the proper handling of ‘DNA’ evidence from its detection and collection at a simulated crime scene to its submission to the lab for analysis.
  • Given a simulated interior crime scene and working as part of a team, demonstrate:
    • Proper scene management techniques
    • Appropriate scene documentation techniques
    • Correctly executed physical/trace evidence detection and collection techniques specific to that scene.
  • Explain the personal safety considerations applicable to each technique considered or situation encountered.

Effective as of Fall 2015

Related Programs

FSCT 7310 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  2. Forensic Investigation (General Criminalistics Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  3. Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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