You can progress through these courses as fast or as slow as you like. Each course is approximately 10 hours total, and includes recent news articles, instructional videos, and discussions of current events related to the subject. You can enjoy learning anywhere, because each course is laptop and mobile friendly.
This introduction to biometrics provides you with an overview of the history, development, application, and future uses of physiological biometrics such as fingerprints, iris scans, facial recognition, and hand geometry. Significant attention is placed on biometrics as identification and authentication modalities for identity and access management systems as well as for public safety purposes.
Behavioural biometrics continues the investigation of the history, evolution, and application of biometrics such as signature verification, voice identification, and gait analytics. Behavioural biometrics are investigated in the context of both private and public sector applications such as public safety, health-care, financial institutions, and the service industry.
This course will introduce you to the fascinating and rapidly growing world of bitcoin (cryptocurrencies) and blockchain technologies. The future of money rests in digital currency, and the most famous of digital currencies at the time of this writing is bitcoin. Bitcoin, is intimately linked to a technology referred to as blockchain, an unchangeable chronological list of all transactions that can be linked to and confirmed within a given digital currency. This course provides an overview of the definition, history, and application of bitcoin and blockchain and then focuses specifically on their application, along with a brief synopsis of future trends, markets for their application, and the future of crime in the blockchain economy.
This course is designed to provide you with an overview of criminal activity perpetrated using computers, the internet, and other network-connected digital devices. Course topics include a synopsis of the history of cybercrime, emerging trends, applicable legislation, cybercrime investigations, and the nature of digital evidence. Cybercrime prevention methods are highlighted, as are understanding cyber victimization and criminal typologies.
Smart city solutions emphasize a collaborative approach that focuses on and encourages data collection and the sharing of information to promote safety and manage risk.
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the network of devices – including smartphones, CCTV cameras, GPS and RFID technologies, and crowdsourced information – that can be leveraged to develop sustainable infrastructure and coordinate city resources.
This course offers an introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology and the invaluable contributions made by such technology to crime mapping, municipal planning, policy development, health care systems, business intelligence, and agricultural development in the 21st century.
This course is intended to respond to a need for public safety practitioners to be able to identify, protect, store, collect, transport, and utilize video surveillance footage.
Relevant legislation, the value and prevalence of video evidence, and emerging video surveillance technologies such as body-worn cameras and video analytics are discussed.
Students are also afforded the opportunity to use some popular Video Management Systems software and tools.
Each of the five modules in this course is an overview of five new technologies:
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