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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.
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.
A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students.
International students: this may impact your ability to register.
This section is only available for registration starting Wed, May 27 at 9:00 am (PDT)
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
FSCT 8303 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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