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.

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      
Curriculum

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

48 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CJ100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJ105 Criminal Law 3
CJ110 Law Enforcement Operations 3
CJ125 Criminal Procedure 3
CJ130 Ethics in Criminal Justice 3
CJ135 Corrections 3
CJ140 Research Methods 3
CJ200 Investigations 3
CJ225 Crime Scene Management 3
CJ229 Cybercrime Investigation 3
CJ230 Introduction to Terrorism 3
CJ235 Criminology 3
CJ340 Organized Crime 3
CJ350 Criminal Justice Documentation 3
CJ380 Private Security I 3
CJ430 Conflict Management 3

Arts and Sciences

31 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CAP480 Arts and Sciences Capstone 3
COM115 Principles of Communication 3
ENG110 College Composition 3
ENG120 Advanced Composition 3
HUM205 Culture and Diversity 3
MTH131 College Algebra 3
MTH140 Statistics 3
PHY120 Physics 3
PHY120L Physics LAB 1
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology 3
ECO201 Macroeconomics 3

*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts and Sciences Department page

Self-Integration and Computer Literacy

6 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
COR090 Career Orientation Seminar 0
FOR110 Essentials for Success 3
CIS115 Computer Applications 3

Concentration Courses

Crime and Intelligence Analysis

18 semester credit hours plus electives

Course ID Course Name Credits
CJ240 Intelligence 3
CJ250 Introduction to Geotechnologies 3
CJ301 Crime Intelligence Analysis 3
CJ315 Mobile Device Forensics 3
CJ390 Crime Mapping 3
CJ400 Fraud Examination 3
Various Electives 18

Electives

Electives

Course ID Course Name Credits
CJ245 Multi-Cultural Communication for Law Enforcement 3
CJ290 Criminal Justice Externship 3
CJ305 Victimology 3
CJ320 CJ Special Topics 3
CJ325 CJ Special Populations 3
CJ361 Law Enforcement Management 3
CJ370 Rules of Evidence 3
CJ410 CJ Capstone Project 3
CJ416 Domestic Terrorism 3
Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, you could be prepared to:

  • 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.

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program can be found by clicking here.

The Crime and Intelligence Analysis Program is available as an Online Degree offering only