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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

CRJU 4205 - Crime Analysis

This course introduces the student to the nature and practice of crime analysis as a means to prevent and reduce crime. The course will focus on the fundamentals of crime analysis and an introduction to crime mapping. Throughout the course, students will examine concepts, theories, practices, data and analysis techniques associated with the field of crime analysis for law enforcement. Students will learn foundational skills in spatial analysis and crime mapping. Introduction to the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to map and analyze crime patterns. In addition to practical work with GIS, the course will address underlying spatial theories of crime as well as available data sources for exploring relationships such as Census data and other sources of socioeconomic and criminal justice related data. Additional topics that will be covered include understanding criminal behavior, behavioral geography, linking crimes, forecasting, and prediction.

Prerequisite: CRJU 1100