Course Number: SHSS 3401 (1.2 CEUs/12 Hours)
This class introduces students to the field of Crime Analysis including the five steps in the data analysis process: data collection, collation, analysis, dissemination and feedback/evaluation. You will be introduced to sources of criminal justice information. You will learn to collect general and specific crime data, create data tracking matrices, use data to determine the emergence of new crime problems, and prepare basic charts, graphs, and crime and intelligence analysis reports. You will also learn techniques to properly communicate findings to law enforcement agencies.
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