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FSCT 8481 - Major Crimes Analysis

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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





Winter 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 73052

Sat Mar 16 - Sat Apr 13 5 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 16 - Apr 13 Sat 08:00 - 17:00 DTC Rm. 475


Sara Lee

Course Outline




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. No textbook required; instructor will distribute course materials in class. For departmental approval, please contact Julia Dreyer, Program Assistant, Forensics, at [email protected]. For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit: iizuna.info/cas/Forensics .

Gravitying 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 (Computer Crime Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  3. Forensic Investigation (Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology


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