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Major Crimes Analysis FSCT 8481

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

Course details

This course focuses on the application of criminal intelligence analysis tools, techniques and methods to the management of major cases which include homicide investigations, narcotics trafficking, sex offences, extortion and kidnapping. It also examines the importance of the analytical role in providing strategic and tactical direction in major crimes investigations.






Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of FSCT 8481 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 73052


Sat Feb 25 - Sat Mar 25 (5 weeks)

  • 5 weeks
  • CRN 73052
  • $791.80
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 25 - Mar 25 Sat 08:00 - 17:00 Online

Sara Lee

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This course will be offered ONLINE and classes will be taught LIVE on Saturdays (Feb 25, Mar 4, 11, 18 & 25th) from 8:00am - 5:00pm. Attendance is mandatory (synchronous). No textbook required; instructor will distribute course materials in class. Students who have been accepted into a Forensics program where this course is a part of the matrix may register without any further approvals. Students who are not currently accepted in a Forensics program or, if this course is NOT part of your program matrix, please contact the Program Assistants for departmental approval at For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit:

Sneak Preview

This section is only available for registration starting Wed October 26, 2022 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the major analytical skills required to support major crimes investigations.
  • Describe the role of planning and evaluation in successful case management.
  • Articulate the key aspects of the major case management (MCM) model and the role of the analyst in the MCM triangle.
  • Assess the significance of intelligence analysis to computerized major case management.
  • Apply a range of analytic techniques including case analysis and charting, fact pattern analysis, event timeline, association analysis, and phone analysis.
  • Explain the value of clear and effective writing in support of major crimes research and analysis.
  • Explain the requirements of disclosure provisions and the handling of documentary evidence in the prosecution of a major case.
  • Develop effective trial graphics and visual exhibits for presentation at court. Communicate findings and conclusions in written and graphic form.
  • Understand the role of the analyst in a post-case evaluations and de-briefing.

Effective as of Fall 2015

Related Programs

Major Crimes Analysis (FSCT 8481) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  2. Forensic Investigation (Crime and Intelligence Analysis Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time


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