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The student will examine the emerging field of crime and intelligence analysis, with an emphasis on the local level of law enforcement. The student will synthesize information from various papers, relevant texts and selected websites regarding the development of analysis in law enforcement, obstacles to its growth, benefits of analyzing data and future applications of crime and intelligence analysis in efforts to reduce crime, prevent crime and apprehend criminals. Theories, concepts and applications of crime mapping and geographic and behavioral profiling will be examined.
Prerequisite skills and knowledge: The student should have an understanding of the structure and functions of the various parts of the criminal justice system and the relationship of federal, state and local criminal-justice agencies, such as might be learned in a course in Introduction to Criminal Justice. Basic knowledge of common information systems is also necessary to ensure success in this course.
This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
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