2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CJ 275 Advanced Crime Analysis Techniques (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled General Transfer Elective
Prerequisite A grade of 2.0 or greater in CJ 271  and CJ 273  or instructor permission.

Course Description
This course encompasses concepts & technical skills across all major types of crime analysis (tactical, strategic, operations, & administrative), students will engage in a series of projects that replicate the analyses & challenges crime analysts regularly encounter.

Student Outcomes
1. Apply concepts of environmental criminology & situational crime prevention.
2. Use commonly available desktop computing application to query data, perform statistical calculations, & create analytical reports & presentations.
3. Apply common techniques of tactical crime analysis (pattern, threshold, geographic).
4. Apply common techniques of strategic analysis & problem analysis (prepare stat reports, trend ID & forecasting, primary data collection, qualitative field research & analysis, & program evaluation).
5. Apply common techniques of intelligence analysis (ID & prioritization or repeat offenders, link analysis of criminal organizations).
6. Create effective internal & external products based on the various above analysis.
7. Articulate the types of police approaches supported by these different analytical processes.
8. Demonstrate how to effectively manage & administer a crime analysis unit within a police agency.

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