Crime Analysis - Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Crime Analysis combines a core concentration in crime analysis with select courses in data analytics, cyber security, and geographic information systems. Throughout this program, students identify solutions to crime problems and learn to formulate crime prevention strategies. Additionally, students learn crime mapping and the application of statistics to understand the techniques available to map crime and provide predictive analytics to criminal justice agencies.

Crime Analysis + Intelligence Analysis

Applying spatial analysis and mapping, quantitative assessment, and using standard software packages, individuals who complete the program will be prepared to understand investigative techniques and data in order to provide criminal justice agencies with tactical, operational, and strategic crime analysis products. Students will also be prepared to enroll in and pass the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services crime analysis certification examination.

Students In This Major:

  • Receive training in spatial & data analysis
  • Learn components associated with the NYS crime analysis certification exam
  • Complete classes toward a minor, including Forensic Science, Criminology, or Homeland Security

Admission Requirements:

  • Students must be prepared to take Intermediate Algebra (MATH 106).
  • Students must have a high school average of at least 75.
  • Students must be prepared to take ENGL 101.
  • Transfer students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (Curriculum 3006):

The following shows the typical course sequence and program requirements.

Semester I Credits

Prefix Course Name Credits
JUST 233 Crime Analysis 3
ENGL 101 Composition and the Spoken Word (GER 1/2) 3
  American History Elective (GER 9) 3
  Liberal Arts Elective (GER 7, 8, 10, 11) 3
  MATH Elective (GER 4) 3
  TOTAL 15

Semester II Credits

Prefix Course Name Credits
CITA 110 Intro. to Information Technology 3
JUST 232 Intelligence Analysis 3
MATH 141 Statistics (GER 4) 3
  Natural Science w/ Lab (GER 5) 4
  Liberal Arts Elective (any GER) 3
  TOTAL 16

Semester III Credits

Prefix Course Name Credits
GMMD 101 Introduction to Media Studies (GER 6) 3
  DEISJ Elective (GER 3) 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3
  General Elective 3
  TOTAL 15

Semester IV Credits

Prefix Course Name Credits
  MATH Elective (GER 4) 3
  General Elective1 3
  General Elective1 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3
  TOTAL 15

Semester V Credits

Prefix Course Name Credits
JUST 380 Civil Liberties & Homeland Security 3
JUST 421 Cyber Criminology 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3
  General Elective 3
  TOTAL 15

Semester VI Credits

Prefix Course Name Credits
JUST 314 Ethics in Criminal Justice* 3
JUST 347 Research Methods in Criminology & CJ 3
JUST 423 Intelligence Led Policing 3
  U/L Liberal Arts Elective 3
  U/L Liberal Arts Elective 3
  TOTAL 15

Semester VII Credits

Prefix Course Name Credits
CYBR 365 Digital Forensic Analysis 3
JUST 402 GIS: Crime Mapping 3
JUST 425 Law Enforcement Intelligence Systems 3
JUST 429 Introduction to Culminating Experience2 1
  Liberal Arts Elective 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3
  TOTAL 16

Semester VIII Credits

Prefix Course Name Credits
JUST 430 Culminating Experience in Criminal Justice OR
(4) U/L JUST Electives1
12
LEST 450 Trial Court and Rules of Evidence 3
  TOTAL 15

Students in the Criminal Analysis, B.S. program are required to earn a "C" or better in JUST 430.

* Writing intensive course.

1 UL Program Electives are selected from JUST or LEST (300-400) level courses

2 This course is only required for students intending to take JUST 430, Culminating Experience, in the 8th semester

U/L=Upper Level Courses (300/400)
GER=General Education Requirement

NOTE: All newly admitted transfers and freshman transfers must attain a passing grade of 2.0 or greater to receive credit towards graduation for any UL JUST course.

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Crime Analysis
Kelly Peterson
Assistant Professor
dehautk@canton.edu