CIA520 - Private Sector Analysis and Public Safety

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Subject Title
Private Sector Analysis and Public Safety

Subject Description
The world of analysis is certainly not limited to criminal activity in the realm of law enforcement applications. The intersection of public and private investigations, policing and analysis are more blurred in contemporary society than ever before. In addition, with the strain on public financial resources, a niched prospect to expand private sector analysis is growing exponentially. This represents a unique opportunity for students to examine the plethora of areas of where private sector analysis is critical and necessary in the blurred lines between public and private security.

This course launches from theoretical foundations and tactical analysis applications and explores disorder analysis in the private sector. Students will begin by understanding the nature of private versus public investigations and analysis, followed by critically assessing functions in the private sector that require analysis. Topics will range from understanding financial crimes, bank fraud analysis and how the Interac Association works with analysis in their battle to prevent loss to the public and the financial institutions.


Students will explore the world of airline and airport security analysis programs and the importance its work has on public safety. In addition, retail investigations and analysis will be reviewed both in terms of their analysis potential and tentacles into organized crime investigations and information sharing with law enforcement officials. Moreover, students can expect to understand transit enforcement analysis and the world of policing oversight by examining real world investigations/analysis of investigative cases.


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

1.           Identify security investigation methods to support classifying/categorizing evidence and discovering covert crime.
2.           Analyze how discrimination impacts the interview and interrogation process.
3.           Examine technological investigative approaches for surveillance.
4.           Defend the role of the private sector investigative professional in security investigations.
5.           Demarcate private and public sector intelligence and crime analysis.
6.           Identify meaningful and useful patterns in private sector analysis.
7.           Differentiate private security focus and investigation/analysis purviews.
8.           Assess the impact of disinformation from a global and regional perspective.

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Discrimination/Harassment
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.