Professional Training Series Course Descriptions

The classes below are currently offerered by the IACA:

Tactical Crime Analysis


Tactical Crime Analysis is a five-day workshop that trains analysts in the techniques used to identify, analyze, and solve crime patterns and series.

Beginning with the relevant terms and concepts from the Fundamentals course, this class covers the methods used to identify crime patterns as they emerge; the techniques used to analyze them for location, time, victim, offender, and modus operandi; considerations for disseminating information to police; and tactics for offender apprehension, suppression, and opportunity-blocking.

The class uses real examples, hands-on lessons, computer exercises, and a capstone project that will use a range of tactical analysis skills

Certification Skills: Criminal Behavior, Temporal Analysis, Descriptive Statistics, Spatial Analysis, Charting, Publications, Qualitative Analysis

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About the Professional Training Series

Each class offered by the IACA is designed to provide a solid foundation in key skills needed to be a successful analyst.