Course Language: English
This is a 12-week online course designed to introduce Crime Analysis to new and aspiring analysts and provide an understanding of its application within smaller jurisdictions and with limited time/staffing. Students will learn how to establish themselves within the department, what types of requests and responsibilities a lone analyst will encounter, and how to become the ‘go-to’ person for your officers.
This class will focus on jurisdictions where the analysis is being conducted by a police officer or records staff member (in addition to his/her regular duties), a commander, a new analyst or part-time analyst in a jurisdiction with less than 125 officers. The class content will include presentations and discussions on types of analysis, basic analytical concepts and techniques, routine analytical production using common software programs, and how to manage your time.
Students should expect a time commitment of 3-5 hours per week to gain a pass grade. This course will be graded as a pass/fail. This is not a self-paced course; we will advance as a group. Students can login anytime to work as needed. We will use a variety of ways to allow for student participation and interaction.
Invitations to the learning platform will be sent the weekend before class starts.
- Week One: Introduction to Crime Analysis
- Week Two: Police Data
- Week Three: Tactical Analysis
- Week Four: Strategic Analysis
- Week Five: Administrative Analysis
- Week Six: GIS & Mapping
- Week Seven: Crime Analysis Publications
- Week Eight: Intelligence and Investigative Analysis
- Week Nine: Critical Thinking
- Week Ten: Time Management and Where to Begin
- Week Eleven: Gaining Legitimacy
- Week Twelve: Regional Crime Analysis and Final Project