This course introduces students to the range of thinking skills and reasoning abilities that are essential to crime and intelligence analysis. Students will examine the nature of knowledge and develop their abilities to think reflectively, critically and logically. This course also covers many approaches to the task of discovering truth. A variety of structured analysis models will be used in conjunction with critical thinking to explore the basis of analysis.
Admission to a Forensic credential program or permission of the Program Coordinator.
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, Oct 23 at 9:00 am (PDT)
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
Explain the use of inductive and deductive reasoning as it applies to crime and intelligence analysis.
Logically evaluate the process of analysis.
Conduct a critical evaluation of information and intelligence.
Apply critical thinking skills to the intelligence cycle in association with inferential analysis.
Examine the epistemology of knowledge as applied to crime and intelligence analysis.
Explain the impact of cultural, political and philosophical differences on crime and intelligence analysis.
Analyze the decision making process in tactical and strategic settings in terms of critical thinking skills.
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2006
FSCT 8432 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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