Learning Outcomes

Seattle University certificate students should be able to:

  • Provide a foundation in criminological theory, statistics and research methods, criminal behavior, temporal and spatial crime analysis, criminal intelligence analysis
  • Prepare students for positions and advancement in Federal, state, and local criminal justice agencies as crime analysts and intelligence analysts
  • Foster the ability to design and execute applied research studies focused on crime and crime trends
  • Be able to use descriptive and inferential statistics to analyze crime and related social data
  • Be able to conduct temporal and spatial analyses of crime and related social data
  • Instilling knowledge of how to use a variety of computer databases to merge and draw data from diverse sources
  • Making effective oral presentations of crime analyses to specific audiences (including criminal justice officials, representatives of government, at professional conferences, and to the general public
  • Produce effective written analytic products suitable for publication and dissemination by criminal justice agencies
  • Conduct crime analysis and related research while maintaining strong ethical standards and awareness of moral and ethical implications of their work
  • Draw on relevant criminological theory to ensure underlying theoretical processes are sound, that subsequent analyses are theoretically grounded, and that broad perspectives are brought to bear on the complexity of crime analysis