Minor, Crime Analysis Track

Who can take this track?

  • Current UWM students who are not Criminal Justice majors.

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.


This minor requires 27 credits in the following Criminal Justice courses, or equivalents approved by the department chairperson.

CRM JST 110. Introduction to Criminal Justice. 3 credits

CRM JST 271. Police Process. 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 courses can be taken online or in person.

For more information:

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

Not a UWM student but still want to take crime analysis courses? Contact the Student Advising Office: ssw@uwm.edu, 414-229-4851 to learn how to enroll in a crime analysis course today.