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FSCT 8481 - Major Crimes Analysis

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

This course focuses on the application of criminal intelligence analysis tools, techniques and methods to the management of major cases which include homicide investigations, narcotics trafficking, sex offences, extortion and kidnapping. It also examines the importance of the analytical role in providing strategic and tactical direction in major crimes investigations.


FSCT 8430 and FSCT 8433





Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 42475

Sun Oct 03 - Sun Oct 31 5 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 03 - Oct 31 Sun 08:00 - 17:00 Online



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This course will be offered ONLINE for the 202130 Fall term and classes will include pre-recorded videos as well as LIVE portions. Students are not recommended to take other courses with overlapping schedules. There is no required textbook for this offering. For information on Forensic Science programs and courses, please visit: . 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 For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit:

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the major analytical skills required to support major crimes investigations.
  • Describe the role of planning and evaluation in successful case management.
  • Articulate the key aspects of the major case management (MCM) model and the role of the analyst in the MCM triangle.
  • Assess the significance of intelligence analysis to computerized major case management.
  • Apply a range of analytic techniques including case analysis and charting, fact pattern analysis, event timeline, association analysis, and phone analysis.
  • Explain the value of clear and effective writing in support of major crimes research and analysis.
  • Explain the requirements of disclosure provisions and the handling of documentary evidence in the prosecution of a major case.
  • Develop effective trial graphics and visual exhibits for presentation at court. Communicate findings and conclusions in written and graphic form.
  • Understand the role of the analyst in a post-case evaluations and de-briefing.

Effective as of Fall 2015

Related Programs

FSCT 8481 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 (Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology


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