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FSCT 8303 - Geographic Profiling 1

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

The course introduces the students to the theory, methodology and mathematical concepts in support of geographic profiling. Crime pattern theory, mental maps, crime hunting area concepts and supporting technology are also covered.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$694.61

Fall 2017

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2017 term.

CRN 33610

Tue Nov 14 - Sat Nov 18 5 Days

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 14 - Nov 18 Tue - Sat 08:00 - 17:00 DTC Rm. 830

Instructor

Carl Sesely

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$694.61

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. For department approval, please contact Julia Dreyer, Program Assistant at Forensics Dept (jdreyer@bcit.ca). For details on the textbook required, please check: bcitbookstore.ca/downtown For information on Forensics programs and courses, please visit www.bcit.ca/cas/Forensics

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the theoretical foundations, definitions and concepts and principles of geographic profiling.
  • Apply the crime pattern theory, statistics and mathematic concepts behind geographic profiling to investigative work.
  • Conduct reconstruction and interpretation of offender's mental map.
  • Conduct Time/Speed/Distance analysis, and Drive time analysis.
  • Develop search strategies leading to more effective case analysis.
  • Plan and complete geographic profile reports.
  • Assess and adopt emerging technology in geographic profiling.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2004

Related Programs

FSCT 8303 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  2. Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  3. Forensic Investigation (General Criminalistics Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  4. Forensic Investigation (Computer Crime Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  5. Forensic Investigation (Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  6. Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Fall 2017

Books for Fall 2017 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore

If you are taking this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore.

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Geographic Profiling Analysis : Rigel Analyst (Basic)
Author Ecri
Copyright 2006
Binding 3 Ring Binder
Price $81.95
Required

Geographic Profiling
Author D. Kim Rossmo
Publisher CRC Press
Copyright 2000
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-0-84938-129-4
Price $209.95
Optional

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