CIA610 - Advanced Concepts of Crime Analysis

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Subject Title
Advanced Concepts of Crime Analysis

Subject Description
In the Introduction to Crime and Intelligence Analysis course, students acquired an introduction into the field of crime analysis.  The advanced concepts course extends this foundation through preparing students to apply their skills and knowledge to real-world scenarios involving criminal activities.   Leveraging the real world of crime analysis and the tools available for officers in their pursuit of criminal investigations, students will be exposed to the Telephone Dial Recorder (TDR) data, ?Phone Dumps? and GPS data.    The course will begin by explaining the nature of each investigative tool and its purpose followed by an in-depth exploration of the raw data for the aforementioned products.  Utilizing Microsoft Excel, students will be exposed to pivot tables, slicers and other basic functions to organize and make sense of the data.  Students will ?work? the data and assist in providing an analytical product to the officer in charge (OIC).

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

  1. Understand the nature of a Production Order (PO) and Information to Obtain (ITO)
  2. Discern the nature of a TDR, Phone Dump and GPS data
  3. Critically organize and assess TDR data, Phone Dump and GPS data
  4. Utilize Microsoft excel efficiently to collate data
  5. Explore the use of pivot tables, slicers and other features of data analysis
  6. Identify meaningful and useful patterns in crime analysis data
  7. Critically assess crime patterns (property vs. persons) against crime data
  8. 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
  9. Produce simulations of meaningful analytical products
  10. Utilize technology to create dot, heat and other map types as part of situational awareness
  11. Create robust crime analysis products related to the analysis of the aforementioned data sets
  12. Develop critical presentation skills for future commanders and or supervisors

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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