Violent Crime Linkage Analysis System

Course detail

Program area: Investigative techniques

Course code: VICLAS

Course registration details
Session(s) Location Start date End date
22-01 Cancelled Ottawa 2022-05-09 2022-05-20
22-02 Ottawa 2022-11-28 2022-12-16
Tuition Accommodation Full Meals Total
$ 5,275.00 $ 1,805.00 $ 1,425.00 $ 8,505.00


  • Accommodations include arrival of student the night before course start date.
  • Cost is based on the Single room with a shared bathroom priced at $ 95.00/night
  • Travel grant funding may be available (for non-federal police agencies only)


The Violent Crime Linkage Analysis System (ViCLAS) is a tool used to identify offenders of multiple violent crimes. This course provides students with key information and tools on how to conduct analysis on the ViCLAS system and how to interpret the results. The course also provides insight into the application of ViCLAS analysis to homicides, attempted homicides, sexual assaults, attempted sexual assault, missing persons where foul play is suspected, non-parental abductions, false allegations of sexual assault or attempted murder, and child luring.

Format and delivery

Length of course
15 days
Class size
maximum 20 students
Delivery setting
theoretical component are offered in classroom; practical components involving scenarios are conducted in a computer lab with access to the ViCLAS computer system

Learning outcomes

Eligibility and mandatory requirements


Transfer credits

The graduates of the college's Violent Crime Linkage Analysis System course are eligible for credits towards the Bachelor of Arts in Policing at Wilfrid Laurier University. For more information, please refer to the Transfer credits section.


For more details or other information about the course, please email

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