Criminal Intelligence Analysis utilizes layers of sophisticated techniques as investigative tools in tactical and operational inquires of crime data. This actionable research reveals trends and patterns in illicit activity to inform law enforcement, correctional, and judicial constituents in the intervention and prevention of an array criminal acts. those who successfully complete the program will be skilled in the conversion of criminal intelligence data into meaningful written reports and charts of high instructional value for combating crime and informing interdisciplinary policing and policy across the fields of law enforcement, business, technology, and others.
Key Learning Outcomes
- You will acquire an understanding of CODIS, NIBINS, AFIS, Department of Corrections, City and County records, human intelligence, and other sources of information for crime analysis.
- You will acquire skills at developing advanced mapping and analysis proficiency utilizing sophisticated spatial analysis techniques.
- You will develop tangible skills to produce actionable intelligence documents and reports.
Complete and submit the application for this program.
Earning The Certificate
- Complete a total of 18 certificate credits at the undergraduate level
- Earn at least a B grade in each course
- Complete the coursework sequence in cohort
- Complete the courses within 1 year
Core Coursework Description
*Research Methods and Statistics (3 Credit Hours)
The purpose of this course is the application of the elements of research methodology and statistical analysis to social and behavioral sciences. The course will develop the student’s understanding of the research and statistical techniques toward judging the legitimacy of a researcher’s claims and the results reported. Focus will be given to the application of statistical tests and what these given techniques accomplish statistically, the conclusions that can be reached using such techniques and how the results are reported.
*Crime and Intelligence Analysis (3 credit hours)
The course is designed to provide understanding of the multidisciplinary approach to crime assessment focusing on theoretical and practical information for evaluation. An understanding of CODIS, NIBINS, AFIS, Department of Corrections, City and County records, human intelligence, and other sources of information for crime analysis. Examination of the various methods of operation of violent and non-violent offenders with attention to theories, applications, and analysis of various crimes to identify and isolate a particular offender(s) and/or pattern(s) of crime.
*Data Management Systems for Crime Analysis (3 credit hours)
The course is designed to provide conceptual basis, understanding, and skills necessary for complex crime data manipulation.
*Crime Mapping and Analysis in Criminal Justice (3 credit hours)
The course provides the conceptual knowledge and practical skills to design and implement GIs based analysis of community crime problems. And develop advanced mapping and analysis proficiency utilizing sophisticated spatial analysis.
*Intelligence Writing, Briefings and Reports (3 credit hours)
The course is designed to provide the skills and knowledge to produce actionable intelligence documents and reports for executives, manager, and front line personnel for operational decisions and resource deployment.
*Intelligence and Crime Analysis Intern I (3 credit hours)