CR 413 Crime Analysis

Learn how to evaluate a crime and prevent it from happening again.

Format: Online and/or Classroom

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3 credits

Why does a crime happen? What information can be gathered to help understand the crime and hopefully prevent it from reoccurring? CR 413 Crime Analysis offers you an introduction to crime analysis, including its components and history.

You’ll demonstrate course competencies through a variety of assignments and activities. These 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 CR 413 Crime Analysis

In this course, you’ll explore theory, data collection, crime mapping, crime disorder, problems in law enforcement and career opportunities. You’ll gain the skills to help answer the “whys” and “hows” of a crime, and offer effective crime prevention measures.

Course Topics

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

  • Theoretical Foundation of Crime Analysis
  • Effectiveness of Police in Reducing Crime and Role of Crime Analysis
  • Geographic Data and Crime Mapping
  • Repeat Incidents and Tactical Data Collection
  • Pattern Identification Process
  • Describing, Analyzing and Disseminating Known Patterns
  • Application of Techniques

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of CR 413, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the techniques of crime analysis and crime mapping and how they are practiced in everyday policing.
  • Analyze and critique historic and current practices in crime analysis.
  • Evaluate data and technology used in crime analysis.
  • Provide references to an extensive summary and explanation of theories related to crime analysis.
  • Demonstrate application of specific techniques used on tactical, strategic and administrative crime analysis.

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

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