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FSCT 8480 - Tactical Analysis 2

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

Students in this course will increase their skills in the analysis of deviant and criminal groups. Most of the class time is devoted to the study of a variety of social science theories (psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science) about deviant and criminal behaviour, and the corresponding supporting research. By understanding a multiple theories, the students' mental flexibility will increase. Using this information, students will be taught how to develop persuasive inductive and deductive arguments for their clients - arguments that challenge assumptions and poorly supported decisions. To communicate these arguments to their clients, the students will learn various styles of charts and graphs. In short, students will learn how to utilize social science information to create well supported and logically sound analytical products that are easy to understand. Students will learn how to develop a solid foundation from which they can confidently make predictions and recommendations about deviant and criminal behaviour.


60% in FSCT 8430



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Create a collection plan that incorporates police, private industry, and open source information.
  • Describe key ideas of selected criminological theories about organized crime.
  • Evaluate sources of information.
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of selected criminological methodologies.
  • Prepare a comprehensive threat assessment.
  • Incorporate criminological research into organized crime analysis.
  • Review trends, patterns, changes and threats posed by organized crime in Canada and Internationally.
  • Communicate findings of research.

Effective as of Fall 2003

Related Programs

FSCT 8480 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (General Criminalistics Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate


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