Professional Training Series
Exploring Crime Analysis: Essential Skills I
Class Dates: 5/29/2017 -8/20/2017
Class Times: Online
In this 12-week online course, students will work through the first ten chapters of the IACA book entitled "Exploring Crime Analysis". The topics covered in this class include an overview of the fundamentals of crime analysis, understanding the criminal justice system, understanding criminal behavior, the foundations of critical thinking, applied research in crime analysis and problem solving, data integrity, qualitative analysis, interpreting crime data and statistics, descriptive and multivariate statistics, and spreadsheets. The lessons will cover concepts, techniques, theories and skills most useful to crime analysts.
Students successfully completing this pass/fail class will develop and/or enhance their skills toolbox. Though this class is not self-paced, students in the class do not meet live at any given time. Rather, assignments, discussion questions/board, a self-grading quiz, PowerPoints, lecture notes, etc. are provided each week covering a given chapter. Students then have a full week to read the weekly course materials, respond on the discussion board, take the quiz, review other materials, links and articles provided, and to submit a weekly assignment. NOTE: This class will be of great interest and specifically benefit those preparing to test for IACA Certification.
Students should expect a time commitment of 3-5 hours per week to gain a pass grade.
Essential Skills I and II are independent of each other so can be taken in any order.
Textbook: Exploring Crime Analysis: Readings on Essential Skills. 2nd Edition (2008) ISBN: 1-4392-2042-5, 978-1-4392-2042-9
(Students will need to purchase prior to course start date. See http://iaca.net/exploring_crime_analysis.asp for more info)
IACA Members: $395.00 USD
Non-Members: $445.00 USD
For more information, contact Kimm Barnes at (541) 440-4458
Class Registration and Cancellation Policy
Training Class Cost
Your training fee is determined at the time of your registration. If you register for a class as a non-member but join the IACA at a later date, you are still responsible for the non-member training rate for any classes your registered for prior to becoming a member. If you are an IACA member but your membership has lapsed, please renew your membership and verify it is active before registering for a training class. you can check your membership status here.
If you transfer your registration to a non-IACA member within your organization, you will be responsible for paying the difference between the member and non-member rates.
Payments / Refunds
All payments are in U.S. Dollars (USD). Payments for IACA classes must be received 10 business days prior to the first day of class.
All refunds for credit card or PayPal payments will be subject to a 4% administrative fee to cover charges we must pay for those transactions.
Cancellations and Substitutions
Student cancellations or withdrawals from a class must be received by the Training Series Director via email at least 15 business days prior to the first day of class.
If your training fee has been paid but you cannot attend, you may transfer your registration to another person in your organization. If you transfer your registration to a non-IACA member, you will be responsible for paying the difference between the member and non-member rates. The IACA training director must be notified via email of any substitutions.
If a cancellation or withdrawal occurs within the 15 day period prior to the start of the class, class tuition will not be refunded to a student or organization and cannot be applied to future IACA classes. Exceptions to this cancellation policy can only be made by the Training Series Coordinator on a case by case basis.
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