Certificate in Crime Analysis - Available Fall 2014

What do Crime Analysts do?

Crime analysts study crime and disorder data; identify and analyze patterns, trends and problems; and create and disseminate information that helps police agencies solve, reduce and prevent crimes. Crime analysts use skills involving GIS, spatial statistics and analysis, and more.

When will the certificate be available?

The Department of Criminal Justice is currently in the process of adding a certificate in crime analysis, and expects the certificate to be available in 2014. If you do not want to wait, you can start taking crime analysis courses now. Contact Student Advising Office: ssw@uwm.edu, 414-229-4851 to learn how to enroll in a course today.

What Courses will be required for the certificate?

Students entering the Certificate in Crime Analysis certificate program will be placed in one of the two tracks (A or B) at the discretion of the Criminal Justice Department Chair.

Track A

Students with significant work experience in the field of criminal justice may, at the discretion of the Criminal Justice Department Chair, have the Field Experience Practicum (CJ 311) waived. Students seeking placement in this track will need to meet with the Criminal Justice Department Chair to discuss this possibility and will be required to provide documentation of work experience.

Track B

Students without criminal justice work experience are required to successfully complete the Field Experience Practicum (CJ 311) in Criminal Justice.

The certificate will require 27-30 credits in the following courses for those without a degree in Criminal Justice. For those with a degree in Criminal Justice, past course credits must be evaluated for equivalency and approved by the department chairperson. More information will be available upon approval of the program.

CRM JST 110. Introduction to Criminal Justice. 3 credits

CRM JST 271. Police Process. 3 credits

INFOST 110. Introduction to Information Science and Technology OR INFOST 120. Information Technology Ethics. 3 credits

CRM JST 295. Crime and Criminal Justice Policy. 3 credits

CRM JST 662. Method of Social Welfare Research. 3 credits

CRM JST 480. Criminal Evidence and Investigation. 3 credits

CRM JST 510. Introduction to Crime Analysis. 3 credits

CRM JST 520. Analysis Oriented Technology: Spatial Data Analysis; Crime Mapping; ArcGIS. 3 credits

CRM JST 530. Data Driven Policing. 3 credits

CRM JST 311. Field Experience Practicum. 3 credits


  • A minimum of 15 credits must be taken as a UWM student.
  • All CJ courses can be taken online or in person.

For more information:

Contact the Criminal Justice Department, Student Advising Office: ssw@uwm.edu, 414-229-4851.