CIA510 - Tactical Crime Analysis Techniques

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Subject Title
Tactical Crime Analysis Techniques

Subject Description
Students explore tactical applications of crime analysis.  Students will begin by understanding the nature of Crime and Disorder in Canada along with the impact of statistics and uniform crime reporting (UCR).  A theoretical approach to crime will be explored as a fundamental baseline and then applied to two over-arching themes: Crimes against Property and Crimes against Persons.
 
Students will work with real-world crime data, map it accordingly and understand the implications of their work in a policing and protection environment.  The weekly crime management report will be examined and understood as a pivotal tactical crime analysis product that informs commanders and policing personnel.  Students will be expected to analyze crime performance data and present it in a manner that mirrors the processes explored in contemporary crime analyst environments. 
 

Credit Status
This is a required course in the Bachelors (Honours) of Crime and Intelligence Analysis

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

  1. Understand criminological theories that deal with situational causes of crime
  2. Identify meaningful and useful patterns in crime analysis data
  3. Understand root causes of crime driven from sociological thought
  4. Discern and display crime patterns
  5. Critically assess crime patterns (property vs. persons) against sociological thought
  6. Understand uniform crime reporting (UCR) and its impact on crime analysis
  7. 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
  8. Develop critical presentation skills

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