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.
Course commitments begin with pre-course reading assignment and ends when the final class assignment is due for submission. Important course information including pre-course reading will be sent to you a couple of weeks prior to class starts. Please check your myBCIT email account to access the information. 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.
Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start
date. Check your myBCIT email account to
access this information.
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.