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Crime Analysis Courses and Programs

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.

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Minor in Crime Analysis

Current UWM students who are not Criminal Justice majors can minor in Crime Analysis. This minor requires 18 credits in the following courses, or equivalents approved by the Department Chair. A minimum of 15 credits must be taken as a UWM student. All criminal justice courses can be taken online or in-person

CRM JST 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice 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



Specialization in Crime Analysis

Current UWM students who are Criminal Justice majors can specialize their degree with our Crime Analysis track. This specialization requires 18 credits in the following courses, or equivalents approved by the department chairperson. A minimum of 15 credits must be taken as a UWM student. All criminal justice courses can be taken online or in-person

INFOST 110
OR
INFOST 120
Introduction to Information Science and Technology
OR
Information Technology Ethics
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



Certificate in Crime Analysis

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 18-21 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 Chair. A minimum of 9 credits must be taken as a UWM student. All criminal justice courses can be taken online or in-person.


CRM JST 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 credits
INFOST 110
OR
INFOST 120
Introduction to Information Science and Technology
OR
Information Technology Ethics
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