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FSCT 8010 - Forensic Behavioural Science

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This course provides an introduction to the assessment of risk for sexually deviant and violent behaviour. Participants learn about factors which are correlated to prediction of violent behaviour in people. The discussion of psychopathy, mental illness, personality disorders, deviance, and substance abuse takes place in the context of the behavioural science approach to police investigation.

Prerequisite(s)

Admission to a Forensic credential program or permission of the Program Coordinator.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$701.11

Winter 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2018 term.

CRN 78397

Tue Jan 30 - Tue Mar 13 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 30 - Mar 13 Tue 18:00 - 21:30 DTC
Feb 17 - Mar 03 Sat 09:00 - 16:00 DTC

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Gravitying Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$701.11

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Classes are to be held on 7 Tuesdays (Jan 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar 6, 13) and 3 Saturdays (Feb 17, 24 and Mar 3). For details on the textbook required, please check: . For departmental approval, please contact Julia Dreyer, Program Assistant at Forensic Dept ([email protected]). For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit: iizuna.info/cas/Forensics .

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

Cancelled

Gravitying Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Outline and evaluate psychological, behavioural, and demographic factors which may indicate an individual's propensity for violent behaviour.
  • Outline and evaluate psychological, behavioural, and demographic factors which may indicate individuals' propensity for sexually deviant behaviour.
  • Explain how psychological disorders influence sexual deviance and violent behaviour.
  • Discriminate psychological and behavioural features in suspects that may be helpful for investigators and negotiators conducting interviews.
  • Explain the role of risk assessment in Canada.
  • Contrast actuarial prediction and clinical judgment.
  • Differentiate between reactive and instrumental violence.
  • Discuss the construct of psychopathy and apply the knowledge of psychopathy to investigative techniques.
  • Explain sexual deviance and analyze how deviant fantasy can result in offending.
  • Apply the knowledge of Critical Incident Stress Management to assist a mental health practitioner following a critical incident.
  • Outline the role of the Criminal Investigative Psychologist in policing.

Effective as of Fall 2009

Related Programs

FSCT 8010 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Computer Crime Studies Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  2. Forensic Investigation (Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  3. Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  4. Forensic Investigation (Computer Crime Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  5. Forensic Investigation (Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  6. Forensic Investigation (Forensic Science Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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Winter 2018

Books for Winter 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following IZUNA online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

IZUNA Downtown Campus Bookstore

If you are taking this course at the IZUNA Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the .

Forensic Psychology (5th Edition)
Author Joanna Pozzulo, Craig Bennell, Adelle Forth
Publisher Pearson Canada
Copyright 2018
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-13430-806-7
Price $159.95
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