Violent Crime Linkage Analysis System

Course details

Program area: Investigative techniques

Course code: VICLAS

Course registration details
Session(s) Location Start date End date
24-01 English Ottawa 2024-11-18 2024-12-06


  • Accommodations are offered to course participants. Our rooms are subject to availability and the request must be indicated on the course registration form
  • Meal plans are offered to course participants. The specific meal plan must be indicated on the course registration form
  • Travel grant funding is available to our non-federal law enforcement agencies


The Violent Crime Linkage Analysis System (ViCLAS) is a tool used to identify offenders of multiple violent crimes. This course provides participants 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
16 participants
Delivery setting

This course is presented in person.
Theoretical components are offered in classroom.
Practical components involving scenarios are conducted in a computer lab with access to the ViCLAS computer system.

Learning outcomes

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

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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