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Crime and Intelligence Analysis Certificate


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Projected outlook for some certified Crime and Intelligence Analysis experts:

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*U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook – Detectives and Criminal Investigators

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Earn a CSUF Crime & Intelligence Analysis Certificate in 6-7 Months

Earn your crime and intelligence analysis certificate in 6-7 months plus internship. This is an emerging career that uses analysis, research and statistical methods to predict and prevent crime and terrorist activity.

CSUF Crime & Intelligence Analysis Program Benefits:

Receive the Following Upon Graduation:

  • Certificate from the Law Enforcement Intelligence Units demonstrating completion of the program.
  • Crime and Intelligence Analysis Certificate from Cal State Fullerton.
  • On-the-job training through a 400-hour practicum/internship with a law enforcement agency.

Ideal for:

  • New employees in the field of crime and intelligence analysis.
  • Those who work in crime and intelligence analysis units.
  • Law-enforcement employees (both sworn and non-sworn) who want to leverage data.
  • Anyone who wants to become a crime and intelligence analyst.

Program Stats:

  • Eight required courses (200 hours of lecture and discussion)
  • 6 - 7 months long plus internship
  • 20.0 continuing education units (CEUs)
  • Virtual

Please note: Students must register no later than 2 business days prior to the course start date. If you missed the registration window or have any questions, please contact EIP Student Services at eipconnect@fullerton.edu.

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Winter / Spring 2024
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SuSat 05/18/24-05/26/24 8:00am-5:00pm Virtual Instruction
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SuSat 06/15/24-06/23/24 8:00am-5:00pm Virtual Instruction
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SuSat 07/13/24-07/20/24 8:00am-5:00pm Virtual Instruction
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05/28/24-08/23/24 Online Online-Variable
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Certificate graduates will be able to:
· Collect data, subject it to statistical tests, develop and test hypotheses, and write conclusions of findings in a manner which adheres to commonly accepted criminal justice research standards
· Conceptualize and convert raw data into valid criminal intelligence information
· Create association matrices and prepare telephone toll analyses, visual investigation analyses, link analyses, and financial analyses
· Detect and understand the distinction between crime patterns, series and trends; demonstrate familiarity with motives for crime and types of criminals
· Analyze data and determine when and where a criminal may strike again; develop crime/suspect and suspect/crime correlations; develop target profile analysis
· Articulate crime problems to individuals and groups through written reports, charts and graphs

- New employees in the crime and intelligence analysis field
- Those who work in crime and intelligence analysis units
- Law enforcement employees (both sworn and nonsworn) who need to know how to better use data and information
- Those desiring future employment as Crime and Intelligence Analysts

Application for the Certificate

All certificate candidates need to complete the online application form and submit it along with transcripts and/or appropriate supporting documents to CSUF Extension Programs at eipcrimeintel@fullerton.edu prior to the start of the program.

Certificate candidates are expected to complete all of the required courses in the program. However, students may choose to complete courses on an individual basis as well.

Certificate Requirements

To be eligible for the certificate, students must meet and document the following requirements on the application for the program:
- Completion of an Introduction to Criminal Justice and a Criminal Law class from an accredited program of study or a letter of verification of such working knowledge from an employer/instructor (students may complete these prerequisite classes while enrolled in initial certificate classes)
- Knowledge of basic computer applications and skills, such as word processing, spreadsheet documents, and data entry.

Students need to complete all the required certificate classes, including the 400-hour Practicum in Crime and Intelligence Analysis, to be eligible for the certificate. After completing all certificate requirements and classes, students need to complete a request for certificate form online at http://extension.fullerton.edu/ProfessionalDevelopment/Certificate-Request to initiate the processing for the certificate. Certificates are not processed without submission of this form.

CSUF Credit Classes That Meet Certificate Prerequisite Requirements

Students may enroll in the degree credit classes listed below, if needed, through Open University enrollment in Extended Education. Please consult the university's class schedule for information about the schedule and availability of these classes for the current semester. Open University registration forms are available through the Extended Education Registration Office.

Foundations of Criminal Justice CRJU 300 (3 Units)


Criminal Law: Substantive CRJU 310 (3 Units)

Regina Cash
Strategic Professional and Continuing Education Advisor, Extension and International Programs. California State Fullerton
Brian C Gray
Lead Instructor, Crime and Intelligence Analysis Certificate; and Retired Central Crime Analysis Unit Manager, Riverside County Sheriff's Department
Sonya Grayson
Crime Analyst and Officer in Charge, Los Angeles Police Department
Winnie Kang-Abreu
Program Lead, Extension and International Programs, California State Fullerton
Jonathan Kwan
Crime Analyst II, Operations Central Bureau, Los Angeles Police Department
Christopher Andrew Mason
Crime Analyst, Riverside County Sheriff's Department
Denelle C Pankratz
Program Lead, Extension and International Programs, Cal State Fullerton
Jenny Yang
Crime Analyst, Los Angeles Police Department

Program Details

Location: Virtual, 2-3 times weekly
Length: 6-7 months plus internship
Total Program Cost: $4,455*
Next Start: September 2024

* Pay per course enrolled. Cost is approximate and subject to change.

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