Professional Training Series Course Descriptions

The classes below are currently offerered by the IACA:

Problem Analysis


Problem Analysis is a four and a half-day workshop on the skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary for an analyst to identify, analyze, and help an agency solve crime, disorder, and public safety problems.

Students learn how criminology theory, research methods, and statistics are applied at the operational level to examine long-term problems and to recommend effective strategies. The class draws heavily on the applicable Problem-Oriented Policing and Situational Crime Prevention literature but remains analyst-focused.

A capstone project applies the lessons to a real crime or safety problem in the area where the class is held.

Certification Skills: Research Methods, Descriptive Statistics, Inferential Statistics, Qualitative Analysis, Demographic Analysis, Spatial Analysis, Reading Comprehension, Publications

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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.