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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.
This specialization requires 30 credits in the following courses, or equivalents approved by the department chairperson.
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