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 110||Introduction to Criminal Justice||3|
|INFOST 110||Introduction to Information Science and Technology||3|
|or INFOST 120||Information Technology Ethics|
|CRM JST 480||Criminal Evidence and Investigation||3|
|CRM JST 510||Introduction to Crime Analysis||3|
|CRM JST 520||Analysis Oriented Technology: Spatial Data Analysis; Crime Mapping; ArcGIS||3|
|CRM JST 530||Data Driven Policing Strategies and Police Intelligence||3|
|CRM JST 311||Field Experience Practicum||3|
Students must complete all coursework within the sequence. A minimum of 15 credits must be taken in residence at UWM.