NOTE: This program has been sunset. If you are currently enrolled in the program, you may complete your coursework according to the planned schedule of offerings that was emailed to you. We are no longer accepting applications for new students.
As communities grow, the ability to detect patterns from crime data will continue to be an important part of crime prevention. Learn how to extract the details without losing sight of the "bigger picture." Analyze the information using rigorous research standards you learn from our comprehensive Professional Certificate in Crime and Intelligence Analysis. Upon successful completion of our certificate program, you will also be awarded the Crime Analysis Certification from the Law Enforcement Intelligence Units (LEIU).
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Total Units 26 Units
To earn this certificate, individuals must complete 26 quarter units and a 400-hour practicum.
The following courses are continuous enrollment courses. This means courses are continuously available for enrollment, to begin at any time. The date of your enrollment is the start date, you must complete the work within 8 weeks of the enrollment date. The last day to enroll for these four continuous enrollment courses is March 31, 2022.
Crime Analysis Applications (SOC X415.1)
Criminal Investigative Analysis (SOC X415)
Introduction to Criminal Intelligence (SOC X415.2)
Research Methods and Statistics in Crime Analysis (SOC X415.3)
Upon successful completion of the of the Professional Certificate in Crime and Intelligence Analysis, participants will have met the requirements to receive the Certified Crime Analyst designation from LEIU.
You will receive a certificate from UCR Extension and a certificate from the Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Units (LEIU).
The UCR Extension Professional Certificate, and the LEIU certification are mailed directly to each student.
Analyze crime and use law enforcement data to forecast when and where criminals are likely to strike
Detect and understand distinctions among crime patterns
Use crime and intelligence information to create directed patrol or tactical action plans that lead to an effective response
Collect data, subject it to statistical tests, develop and test hypotheses, and write conclusions that adhere to commonly accepted criminal justice research standards
The program also provides preparation for examinations required for federal and state court interpretation and county agencies, as well as professional organizations.
Individuals who are:
In-service law enforcement personnel
Interested in entering law enforcement
Required (26 Units )
Introduction to Criminal JusticeAn introduction to the criminal justice system discussing types of crime, criminal justice models, criminality theories, and the legislative process with emphasis on special interest groups as they relate to the development of criminal law.
Crime Analysis ApplicationsThe crime analysis function within the law enforcement organization, including how to develop, implement and operate a crime analysis unit and discussion of the nexus between crime analysis, field and investigative operations.
Criminal Investigative AnalysisCriminal Investigative Analysis (formerly referred to as Psychological Profiling) is the analysis of crime scene patterns in order to identify the personality and behavioral characteristics of offenders who commit the serial crimes of rape and homicide.
Computer Skills for the Crime AnalystBecause rapid acquisition and analysis of information by crime analysts have become an integral element of modern law enforcement, computer skills are crucial to all positions in the crime analysis field.