The Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology offers a specialization, a minor, and a post-baccalaureate certificate in Crime Analysis. Crime analysts gather crime and disorder data, identify and analyze patterns, trends and problems, develop recommendations based on their findings, and create and disseminate information that helps criminal justice agencies address crime and allocate resources.

A sequence of courses will lead to a specialization in this growing area. Preparation includes a foundation in criminal justice and research methods; specialized coursework in crime analysis, analysis-oriented technology, and data-driven policing; and field placement in an agency setting with practicing professionals.


The Certificate in Crime Analysis is designed for students who already have a bachelor's degree in any field and consists of 21 credits, with the following courses (or equivalents) required:

CRM JST 110Introduction to Criminal Justice3
INFOST 110Introduction to Information Science and Technology3
or INFOST 120 Information Technology Ethics
CRM JST 480Criminal Evidence and Investigation3
CRM JST 510Introduction to Crime Analysis3
CRM JST 520Analysis Oriented Technology: Spatial Data Analysis; Crime Mapping; ArcGIS3
CRM JST 530Data Driven Policing Strategies and Police Intelligence3
CRM JST 311Field Experience Practicum3
Total Credits21

Students must complete all coursework within the sequence. A minimum of 15 credits must be taken in residence at UWM.