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MSCR 654 Crime Prediction and Prevention

Learn how to spot a potential crime and stop it from happening.

Format: Offered Online and On-Campus

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3 credits

Effective criminal investigators recognize the signs of a possible crime and know what steps to take to prevent it. In MSCR 654 Crime Prediction and Prevention, you’ll analyze crime prediction and prevention techniques and explore how to reduce the risk of crime in private and public sectors.

Throughout this course, a variety of assessment methods will be used to enable you to demonstrate course competencies. These assessment methods may include, but are not limited to, written assignments, oral presentations, research papers, quizzes, service learning projects and class participation.

What You’ll Learn in MSCR 654

In this course, you’ll examine crime identification methods used to protect families, employees and customers and the means by which private and public business properties are protected. You’ll explore crime prevention theories and the effectiveness of community involvement in crime reduction programs. You’ll discuss how media and technology influence attitudes on crime and future crime prevention policies.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • History and Theories of Crime Prevention and Prediction
  • Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  • Community Policing
  • Intelligence-Led Policing
  • Comparative Statistics (CompStat) and Data Driven Crime Reduction
  • Crime Prevention and the Media
  • Technology and the Future of Criminology and Crime Reduction Strategies
  • Crime Prevention and Selected Offenses

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MSCR 654, you will be able to:

  • Analyze crime identification techniques, prevention strategies and how intelligence-led policing and other contemporary techniques have impacted crime rates and trends in America.
  • Use the principles and practices of CompStat and crime prevention techniques to reduce, prevent and limit criminal behavior.
  • Identify criminology theories as the basic premise and principles governing crime prevention and prediction.
  • Apply ethical standards to the implementation of crime prevention techniques.
  • Examine the roles media and technology play on crime reduction, crime prevention and the fear of crime.
  • Examine crime prevention programs and determine if they are effective in reducing crime.

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*Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.

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