CIA710 - Professional Communication of Analysis

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Subject Title
Professional Communication of Analysis

Subject Description
This course examines how the analysts work culminates in one or more analytical end-products that summarizes findings for decision makers. Professional communication and the presentation of analysis are critical to the roles and responsibilities of an analyst. Students learn how to present succinct analytical findings in a variety of formats for law enforcement personnel, the public, and evidentiary purposes.   In addition, students will be encouraged to, and be evaluated on, their ability to self-reflect on their writing process and to engage in peer-review.  This process ensures that the analyst is free of bias while remaining critically aware of their precarious shift into a tunnel vision. This is particularly important when dealing with figures and communications processes that have real-life human and resource implications, especially with impacts to tactical and operational decisions.  Students will work on establishing a communication strategy with various levels of management and other internal players requiring quick ?bursts? of information from large datasets.  The exploration of an effective strategy to communicate crime data in a dashboard format will challenge the analyst to impart their understanding of the psychological needs of crime data.

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

  1. Discuss how the principles of communication support effective written, oral, and visual presentation of findings.
  2. Design presentations of analytical end products to meet the needs of specific audiences.
  3. Adapt reports to a variety of audience needs and contexts.
  4. Present analytical findings, both orally and in writing, to a specific audience using appropriate technology.
  5. Evaluate different presentation methods within the framework of crime analysis.
  6. Utilize Power Bi Dashboard Analysis as an effective communication framework for Commanders and Front-Line Officers.

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