This course provides an introduction to the assessment of risk for sexually deviant and violent behaviour. Participants learn about factors which are correlated to prediction of violent behaviour in people. The discussion of psychopathy, mental illness, personality disorders, deviance, and substance abuse takes place in the context of the behavioural science approach to police investigation.
Admission to a Forensic credential program or permission of the Program Coordinator.
Classes are to be held on 7 Tuesdays (Jan 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 3, & 10.) and 3 Saturdays (Feb 22, 29 & Mar 7). For details on the textbook required, please check: bcitbookstore.ca/downtown. 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: https://www.bcit.ca/cas/forensics.
FSCT 8010 is offered as a part of the following programs: