Analysis of Criminal Behavior : Online


Why study Analysis of Criminal Behavior : Online?

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 enhances 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.

Student learning outcomes for this program:

  • Students will critically analyze the respective strengths and weaknesses of individual and aggregate criminological theories.
  • Students will identify the distinguishing characteristics of certain crime types (cybercrime, white-collar crime), offenders (serious and life-course-persistent offenders), and victims.
  • Students will analyze data on different types of criminal offending and make cogent presentations of those analyses.
  • Students will evaluate efforts to prevent various types of criminal offending.
  • Students will link theories of offending and profiles of offenders to intervention strategies.
  • Students will analyze predictors and correlates of crime across diverse populations.

Admission Requirements

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.

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

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.

International students must submit TOEFL scores in alignment with the Graduate School requirements.

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted continuously throughout the year, with three enrollment periods: fall, spring, and summer.
The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Office of Recruitment
PO BOX 210014
Cincinnati, OH 45221
(513) 556-6308

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Program Code: 18GC-ACBEH-GC-.ACBEH-DL