CIA410 - Introduction to Crime and Intelligence Analysis

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Subject Title
Introduction to Crime and Intelligence Analysis

Subject Description
Crime and Criminal Intelligence Analysis is a stimulating, dynamic and fast-growing professional occupation in Canada and around the world.  The use of Crime Analysis in law enforcement, security and financial institutions is growing at an exciting pace.  In law enforcement, the use of crime analysis as a tactical product and a strategic guide cannot be underestimated.  As technology evolves and financial resources are depleted, crime and intelligence analysis are expanding robustly in decision making processes across a number of public and private organizations. 

In this course, students demonstrate analytical knowledge by focusing on the role that environmental factors play in the performance of crime and students assess how detailed analyses of these environmental influences are key to effective investigations and the prediction, mitigation and prevention of criminal activities. Students analyze key principles and approaches related to environmental criminology and crime analysis and focus on the concepts and ideas that can be applied in a variety of tactical, operational and strategic end products needed by public and private sector customers.

Credit Status
This is a required course in the Crime and Intelligence Analysis degree program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Understand criminological theories that deal with immediate situational causes of crime are more relevant to crime analysis than theories
  2. Identify meaningful and useful patterns in crime analysis data
  3. Distinguishing between persons and property crime
  4. Discern and display crime patterns
  5. Reflect on environmental criminology as patterns of motivation for offenders, opportunities that exist for crime, and levels of protection of victims within the criminal event
  6. Describe the crime analysis process, the data and its purpose
  7. Differentiate between tactical, strategic and administrative crime analysis
  8. Produce simulations of meaningful analytical products in all three analytical categories
  9. Discuss the problem analysis triangle which illustrates the relationships among the elements that create crime opportunities: the offender’s motivation, the vulnerability of the target/victim, the time and place of the crime event, and the lack of oversight/protection
  10. Discuss crime prevention strategies and how crime analysis interplays within it
  11. Recognize Telephone Dial Number records, GPS tracking data and Phone Toll analysis
  12. Understand the need for Real Time Operations and Fusion Centres
  13. Create and understand the purposes of a strategic/intelligence report based on an organized crime problem
  14. Critically assess the tactical vs. strategic dilemma

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