Apr 25, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Crime Analysis Minor (R)

The Crime Analysis minor is designed to provide theoretical, conceptual, and practical background for 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 covers criminal intelligence analysis, tactical crime analysis, strategic crime analysis, and administrative crime analysis. However, it 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.

REAL Curriculum

This minor fulfills the R area of the REAL Curriculum. Students will examine underlying theory and causes of crime with an emphasis on applying scientific principles, problem solving, and established analysis techniques to serial offending, criminal networks, victimology, and crime events to identify patterns and causes of crime in the local situational environment.  They will also use quantitative methods and techniques to understand chronic crime and disorder problems occurring in local communities, long-term quantitative crime trend and spatial analysis, as well as process and impact evaluations of crime reduction and crime prevention strategies.  

General Education Requirements

General Education courses will be denoted below with a (GE). Students are required to take at least 30 credit hours of general education designated courses within their degree requirements. The Crime Analysis minor includes 3 general education credits.

Minor Requirements (21 credits)

Additional Degree Requirements

A grade of “C” or higher is required for all courses to count toward the minor.

Total Credits Needed for Minor 21

Additional Information

While this minor resides in the Department of Criminal Justice and focuses on the analysis of crime and disorder, students from any major are encouraged to consider the minor to enhance their quantitative, technological, and statistical abilities by applying them to an important social problem.