July 18, 2014
The Criminal Justice Department is offering an online-only,
25-credit crime analysis certificate beginning Fall 2014. The program is designed
for individuals who have a baccalaureate degree and are seeking professional
training for a career in the criminal justice system.
Crime analysts plan an important
role in criminal justice agencies. They
typically perform detailed statistical analyses of crime data, prepare periodic
reports on criminal activity and trends and identify emerging crime patterns. They
may prepare and analyze citizen surveys of crime victimization, satisfaction
with police services, and perceptions of departmental performance. Using a variety of agency data including
arrests, convictions, known criminal associates, and other criminal
intelligence data, they explore relationships and identify patterns and
correlations in support of investigative efforts.
“Crime analysts provide data analysis that informs top management on
programs, services, and efficient and effective practices,” said
Criminal Justice Professor Elaine Gunnison, director of the certificate
program. “This requires a broad knowledge
of law enforcement operations, criminological theory, statistics, research
methods, and relevant computer technology.”
The online Crime Analysis
Certificate Program (CACP) can be completed in one year. All students take
courses in statistics, research methods, crime mapping, data and intelligence
analysis, criminology theory, and crime assessment. Electives address a variety
of issues, including terrorism, homeland security, typologies of crime and
criminal behavior, and data mining for business intelligence.
Students begin the certificate
program in the fall of each year. The program is still accepting applications
for Fall 2014. Complete program and application information is available on
the program website here. .
The College of Arts and Sciences,
the largest college in Seattle University, offers B.A., B.S., and M.A. degrees
in Criminal Justice in addition to the post-baccalaureate certificate in crime
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