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Analysis of Criminal Behavior
What is Analysis of Criminal Behavior?
The graduate certificate in Analysis of Criminal Behavior builds on the Crime, Law, and Justice specialization within the CECH School of Criminal Justice Master of Science program. Students are provided with the conceptual knowledge and analytical skills relevant to characterizing patterns of individual criminal behavior and responding to it.
This certificate will enhance students’ educational experiences by providing a better understanding of the origins and patterns of individual offending, focusing especially on emerging topics of importance like white collar crime and cybercrime. Crime analysis is an emerging subfield within corrections agencies that involves assessing individual behavior and offering empirically-based assessment as to the offender’s risks and needs. This requires a degree of basic conceptual knowledge of criminal behavior as well as some understanding of measurement and data analysis.
Upon completion of the certificate, students will be prepared to begin work as crime and intelligence analysts in law enforcement organizations.
Analysis of Criminal Behavior Core Curriculum
Students will complete the Analysis of Criminal Behavior Core Curriculum as well ast six (6) credit hours of criminal justice electives listed.
|CJ7020||Seminar in Criminology||3|
|CJ8028||Biosocial Factors in Serial Offending||3|
Criminal Justice Electives
Students may select two (2) three-credit hour Criminal Justice Elective courses to complete this graduate certificate.
|CJ6012||Computer Criminology: Cybercrime and Digital Security||3|
|CJ7055||Terrorism and Homeland Security||3|
|CJ8072||Seminar in White-Collar Crime||3|
|CJ8073||Seminar in Victimology||3|
|CJ7085||The Criminal Offender||3|
|CJ8013||Seminar in Juvenile Justice||3|
Students already enrolled in the Criminal Justice Master of Science program must be in good academic standing according to the School of Criminal Justice and Graduate School Handbooks.
The requirements for non-matriculated students are:
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae
- Brief Statement of Purpose
- Letter of Recommendation
- Unofficial transcripts are used for admissions review. Official academic transcripts are required when offered admission
- Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited Academic Institution
These application materials will be systematically reviewed by the School of Criminal Justice graduate admissions committee to ensure that the student will be able to meet the standards in the certificate courses.
International Student Requirements
International Students must submit TOEFL scores in alignment with the Graduate School requirements.
In order to graduate from the UC College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, a student must:
- Complete all required course work and program requirements.
- Be in good academic standing; that is, not on academic or disciplinary probation or suspension.
- File formal application for the degree by the posted semester of graduation deadline.
AccreditationThe University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Degree in Analysis of Criminal Behavior
Full-Time Program Duration
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Cincinnati, OH 45221
Phone: (513) 556-6308
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