Metropolitan State University

CJS 388 : Crime Analysis

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: CJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice or instructor's consent.  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
This course is intended to develop the student's skills and knowledge in the field of crime analysis. Students will become familiar with the variety of tasks and issues encountered within the public and private sectors by a crime analyst. Students will also participate in group activities to build knowledge and skills associated with the different functions of a crime analyst.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/15/2017 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Demonstrate written and oral communication skills, critical thinking skills and problem solving skills.
  2. Evaluate how technological advances have affected crime and the job of a crime analyst.
  3. Explain and evaluate the resources utilized by a crime analyst.
  4. Identify and explain the general roles and responsibilities of a crime analyst.
  5. Understand and explain the importance of crime analysis in any type of criminal justice agency.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information