Crime and Intelligence Analysis

Crime and Intelligence Analysis
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
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Overview

Crime and Intelligence Analysis Overview

Like most professions, criminal justice has been deeply shaped by technology. Investigators now rely on such tools as geo-technology, forensics, risk assessments, and crime mapping to predict, prevent, and solve crime. If you want a career that blends your fascination with computers with your desire to make a difference, consider Crime and Intelligence Analysis.

ECPI University’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Crime and Intelligence Analysis can provide you with a comprehensive homeland security, intelligence, and digital forensic training experience that can prepare you to work in this exciting profession. Our program incorporates intelligence theory and investigative philosophy with collaborative decision making processes for crime analysis and intelligence scenarios, simulated exercises, case studies, and lab-based exercises.

Curriculum

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

48 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CJ100Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJ106Criminal Law I 3
CJ107Criminal Law II 3
CJ110Law Enforcement Operations 3
CJ125Criminal Procedure 3
CJ130Ethics in Criminal Justice 3
CJ135Corrections 3
CJ200Investigations 3
CJ225Crime Scene Management 3
CJ229Cybercrime Investigation 3
CJ230Introduction to Terrorism 3
CJ235Criminology 3
CJ340Organized Crime 3
CJ350Criminal Justice Documentation 3
CJ380Private Security I 3
CJ430Conflict Management 3

Arts and Sciences

31 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CAP480Arts and Sciences Capstone 3
COM115Principles of Communication 3
ECO201Macroeconomics* 3
ENG110College Composition 3
ENG120Advanced Composition 3
HUM205Culture and Diversity 3
MTH131College Algebra 3
MTH140Statistics 3
PHY120Physics 3
PHY120LPhysics LAB 1
PSY105Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY220Positive Psychology* 3

*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts & Sciences Department page.
PSY220 is completed by Criminal Justice and Homeland Security concentration students.
ECO201 is completed by Crime and Intelligence Analysis concentration students.

Self-Integration and Computer Literacy

6 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
COR090Career Orientation Seminar 0
FOR110Essentials for Success 3
CIS115Computer Applications 3

Concentration Courses

Crime and Intelligence Analysis

18 semester credit hours plus electives

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CJ240Intelligence 3
CJ250Introduction to Geotechnologies 3
CJ301Crime Intelligence Analysis 3
CJ315Mobile Device Forensics 3
CJ390Crime Mapping 3
CJ400Fraud Examination 3
Various Electives 18

Electives

Course IDCourse NameCredits
ACC160Principles of Accounting I 3
ACC161Principles of Accounting I 3
BUS121Introduction to Business 3
CJ115Drugs and Crime 3
CJ140Research Methods 3
CJ205Juvenile Justice 3
CJ240Intelligence 3
CJ245Multi-Cultural Communication for Law Enforcement 3
CJ290Externship-CJ III 3
CJ291Externship-CJ II 2
CJ292Externship-CJ I-a 1
CJ305Victimology 3
CJ310Digital Forensic Analysis 3
CJ320Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence 3
CJ325CJ Special Populations 3
CJ361Law Enforcement Management 3
CJ370Rules of Evidence 3
CJ390Crime Mapping 3
CJ400Fraud Examinations 3
CJ410CJ Capstone Project 3
CJ416Domestic Terrorism 3
CJ461Media Relations for Law Enforcement 3
CJ480Probation and Parole 3
CJ481Case Management for Criminal Justice Professionals 3
CJ485Homeland Security 3
CJ490Externship-CJ Sr. III 3
EET350Overview of Electronic Security Devices 3
Program Description

Our curriculum integrates concepts, theories, and skills from multiple disciplines that include intelligence, crime analysis, criminology, victimology, digital forensics, investigations, fraud examination, and terrorism. The objective is to develop you into a criminal justice professional armed with the tools necessary to be successful in the field.

We link theory with practical application, bridging the gap between the classroom and the workplace, between philosophy and practice. Learning experiences include:   

  • Guided practice exercises to reinforce key concepts
  • Animated labs and tutorials
  • Digital tools and resources
  • Real-world case analyses
  • Project-based learning activities
  • Collaborative decision-making processes
  • Industry certifications
Possible Career Track

Upon completion, graduates with a B.S. in Criminal Justice with a Crime and Intelligence Analysis concentration can typically seek in employment as a:

  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Investigative Analyst
  • Police Analyst
  • Risk Analyst
  • Security Analyst
  • Counterintelligence Analyst
  • Law Enforcement Intelligence Analyst
  • Fusion Center Intelligence Analyst
  • Counter IED Analyst 
  • Anti-Money Laundering Investigator
  • Fraud Data Analyst           
  • Anti-Money Laundering Functional Compliance Specialist              
  • Police Officer    
  • Federal Agent
  • Fraud Investigator            
  • Insurance Investigator   
  • Background Investigator                
  • Asset Protection Specialist            
  • Security Specialist         
  • Fraud Investigation Specialist      
Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are able to:

  • Execute ethical standards across professional and personal settings.
  • Critically evaluate the quality and sufficiency of evidence to support a criminal justice argument (case or proposal).
  • Integrate scientific inquiry into the analysis of criminal justice issues.
  • Analyze human behavior and the impact on crime.
  • Execute policies and protocols when emergency and criminal situations occur.

Students in the Crime and Intelligence Analysis concentration will gain the following additional outcomes:

  • Investigate geotechnologies and other intelligence data sources
  • Create crime maps with GIS software through the evaluation of spatial hotspots for resource allocation, crime prevention, incident response and crime management strategies
  • Demonstrate the intelligence cycle
  • Forecast local crime risk, national and international security threats to inform agency and business decision making
  • Develop ethical strategies for intelligence information gathering and analysis
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