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Crime and Intelligence Analysis

The certificate in Crime and Intelligence Analysis within the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services School of Criminal Justice that provides students with the conceptual knowledge and technical, analytical skills required of crime and intelligence analysis professionals. 

While data and information have always been used by law enforcement organizations, the development of new information technology, crime reduction and prevention strategies, and pressures to address challenging public safety issues means that law enforcement organizations have increasingly started to rely on crime and intelligence analysis more than ever before. However, effective crime and intelligence analysis requires specialized knowledge and skills that have not typically been systematically taught in criminal justice programs. Therefore, this certificate will enhance students’ educational experience by offering a certificate that will teach them the knowledge and skills required of professionals working in the field of crime and intelligence analysis. Upon completion of the certificate, students will be prepared to begin work as crime and intelligence analysts in law enforcement organizations.

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Quick Info

Program Code

18CERT2-DL-CIA-DL

Duration

1 years

Admission Criteria

Selective

Location

Distance Learning Only

Department

Criminal Justice
College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services

Contact

PO BOX 210014
Cincinnati,OH  45221
CECH Student Services Center
Email: cechssc@ucmail.uc.edu
Phone: 513-556-2336

Career Possibilities

Upon completion of the certificate, students will be prepared to begin work as crime and intelligence analysts in law enforcement organizations.

Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.

Major Details

Students who complete this certificate will be able to apply advanced crime and intelligence analysis concepts to real-world public safety problems; use different computer programs to conduct crime and intelligence analysis analytical techniques; and interpret the results of crime and intelligence analyses in order to develop strategies to effectively address public safety problems.

This certificate will take 2 years to complete.

Curriculum

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Curriculum Guide Versions:

Crime and Intelligence Analysis Curriculum

Predominant Program

    Crime and Intelligence Analysis requirements
    • CJ4023, Criminal Justice Statistics, 3
    • CJxxxx, CJ 3054 Problem Solving in Policing, 3
    • CJxxxx, CJ4050 Introduction to Crime Mapping, 3
    • CJxxxx, CJ4051 Advanced Crime Analysis, 3
    • XXXXxxxx, Students must select (2) additional courses (3 credits each). CJ 3076; CJ 3075; CJ 4078; CJ 4077; CJ 3053; GEOG 5171C; GEOG 5181C, 6

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Admission Requirements

This program is open to students in good academic standing with a cumulative university grade point average of 2.0 and the desire to succeed.  Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study. Interested students should meet with a UC College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services Student Services staff member for appropriate advising. Please note: In order to obtain this certificate, 50% or more of the required coursework must be taken from the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services.  Application materials for the certificate program can be located at: 

http://www.cech.uc.edu/student_services_center/majorminorcertificate-applications/

Transferring to UC Requirements

This program is open to students in good academic standing with a cumulative university grade point average of 2.0 and the desire to succeed.  Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study. Interested students should meet with a College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services Student Services staff member for appropriate advising. Please note: In order to obtain this certificate, 50% or more of the required coursework must be taken from the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services.  Application materials for the certificate program can be located at: 

http://www.cech.uc.edu/student_services_center/majorminorcertificate-applications/

Graduation Requirements

In order to complete this certificate, a student must:

  • Complete all required course work and certificate requirements.
  • Obtain at least a 2.0 university grade point average.
  • Be in good academic standing; that is, not on academic or disciplinary probation or suspension.

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.