Students in this course will focus on the various duties performed by tactical analysts in law enforcement. The students will study the 5 stages of the analysis cycle (planning, collection, collation, analysis, dissemination) and complete a variety of assignments and tasks associated to each of those stages. To complete the tasks, students will use word processing and charting software programs. The majority of the course will focus on the students' ability to collate and analyze the information provided to them. They will then develop their analytical skills in order to effectively target and profile deviant and criminal individuals and groups. The students will use their analytical skills to develop logically sound arguments for a variety of law enforcement actions.
Admission to a Forensic credential program or permission of the Program Coordinator.
To complete course assignments, students are required to access Analyst Notebook in DTC 475 when the lab is available after class.There are 2 in-class sessions scheduled at the BCIT Downtown Campus room 475 on Sunday, September 22 and October 6 from 10:00 – 16:00. For department approval, please contact the Program Assistants Fiona or Julia @ email@example.com. For details on the course material required, please check: bcitbookstore.ca/downtown
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Upon completing this course, the student will be able to:
Describe the organizational role of analysts.
Describe current trends in analysis.
Develop an analytical plan.
Apply processes for collecting information.
Apply procedures for assessing reliability of service and worth of information.
Assemble investigators data in a format to clearly profile subject(s) activities.
Describe methods and tools used to generate conclusions about the material.
Communicate findings using a variety of communication tools.
Effective as of Fall 2007
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