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FSCT 8486 - Strategic Analysis

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

This course provides students with an in-depth study of the theory of strategic analysis and its relevant applications to crime and intelligence analysis. Various contemporary strategic methods and analytic products will be used for analyzing cases and developing short and long term goals to collect criminal intelligence.


FSCT 8436



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the difference between strategic and tactical analysis.
  • Identify the relationship between the two types of analysis and their related products.
  • Examine the structure of strategic thinking and identify strategic indicators.
  • Construct a hypothesis and select an appropriate methodology for strategic analysis.
  • Develop an effective collection plan and a stakeholder list.
  • Plan and define tasks for preparing strategic products.
  • Apply tools, techniques and methods of project management using Microsoft Project.
  • Use empirical research and analytical methods to develop strategic products.
  • Conduct environmental scans, forecasts and vulnerability assessments.
  • Articulate the strengths and weaknesses of strategic analysis.
  • Measure the effectiveness of strategic products and outcomes.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2006

Related Programs

FSCT 8486 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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