107,890Number of Jobs, 2021
$90,370Median Pay per year, 2021
3%Job Growth, 2021-2031
*U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook – Detectives and Criminal Investigators
Earn your crime and intelligence analysis certificate in 12-18 months. This is an emerging career that uses analysis, research and statistical methods to predict and prevent crime and terrorist activity.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certificate graduates will be able to:
- Collect data, subject it to statistical tests, develop and test hypotheses
- 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 analysis, hierarchical analysis, visual investigation analysis, link analysis, and financial analysis
- Detect and understand the distinction between crime patterns, series and trends; demonstrate a 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 email@example.com 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.
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 310A (3 Units)
Location: Online-Live, 2-3 times weekly
Length: 12-18 months
Next Start: February 2023
*Cost is approximate and subject to change
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