2023-2024 Pierce College Catalog 
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2023-2024 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CJ 275 Advanced Crime Analysis Techniques (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled General Transfer Elective
Course Description
Explore concepts and technical skills across the major types of crime analysis (tactical, strategic, operations, and administrative). Replicate the analyses and challenges crime analysts regularly encounter through class projects.

Course Content
A. Advanced concepts, theories, and terminology of crime analysis
B. Intelligence and investigative analysis
C. Tactical crime analysis
D. Strategic crime analysis
E. Administrative crime analysis
F. Crime analysis model
G. Scanning, analysis, response, and assessment approach to problem-solving
H.  Crime analysis data management 
I.  Crime analysis-related software and applications
J.  Quantitative and qualitative analysis
K. Cloud-based Data Preparation and Management to process geo-collected data.

Student Outcomes
1. Apply concepts of criminological theory, research, and police approaches supported by crime analysis. 

2.  Apply GIS cloud based data analysis techniques and technological tools to perform statistical calculations, and create analytical reports and presentations to communicate to a variety of audiences.  

3. Apply industry techniques of crime analysis and problem analysis to create analytical products to solve criminal justice and community issues.

4. Apply techniques of intelligence analysis to identify and prioritize repeat offenders; and link analysis of criminal organizations.

5. Identify best practices of an analyst within a law enforcement agency.

6. Explore one’s positionality and biases and how these impact their view of conducting advanced crime analysis techniques.

Degree Outcomes
Program Outcomes:

Graduates will critically apply theoretically sound judgment in crime analysis techniques, criminal investigation, and investigative profiling.

Graduates will use a variety of computer police databases and other information/technology competently and appropriately.

Critical, Creative and Reflective Thinking

Graduates will evaluate, analyze, synthesize, and generate ideas; construct informed, meaningful, and justifiable conclusions; and process feelings, beliefs, biases, strengths, and weaknesses as they relate to their thinking, decisions, and creations.

Effective Communication

Graduates will be able to craft and exchange ideas and information in a variety of situations in response to the audience, context, purpose, and motivation.



Lecture Contact Hours 50
Lab Contact Hours 0
Clinical Contact Hours 0
Total Contact Hours 50

Potential Methods
A. Case studies
B. Team assignments
C. Objective tests
D. Subjective tests
E. Self-evaluation
F. Instructor evaluation
G. Peer evaluation
H. Class discussion
I. Projects
J. Presentations
K. Oral presentation
L. Portfolios

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