The crime analysis minor is designed to provide theoretical and methodological background in crime analysis. This is an emerging profession and process in which a set of quantitative and qualitative methods are used to analyze crime, disorder, quality of life, traffic, and other police data to support police agencies’ criminal investigation and prosecution, patrol activities, crime prevention and reduction strategies, problem solving, and the evaluation of police efforts. The minor does not cover forensic laboratory work or psychological profiling, and those students specifically interested in working in those areas should consider majoring in biology, chemistry, and or psychology, respectively.
Regardless of major, students may complete 18 hours of coursework to earn the crime analysis minor.
CRJU 100 is the prerequisite for CRJU classes, so students will need to complete CRJU 100 with a “C” or higher in order to take the courses in the minor regardless of major.
A grade of “C” or higher is required for courses to count toward the minor.
The classes for this minor can also fulfill CRJU elective requirements.