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About the Crime Analysis Concentraton (CAC)

Criminal Justice Mapping

The Crime Analysis Concentration (CAC) prepares students for employment as Crime Analysts in federal, state or local criminal justice agencies. Additionally (after three-years of employment as a crime analyst), it serves as the academic foundation for individuals seeking the Certified Law Enforcement Analyst (CLEA) certificate, which is awarded by the International Association of Crime Analysts.


Learning Options To Suit Your Needs

There are two tracks available to students, depending on their education and experience:

Track One leads to a BS in Criminal Justice, a Certificate in Crime Analysis and a minor in Computer Science.


Track Two leads to a Certificate in Crime Analysis for individuals currently employed in a criminal justice agency.


Student Learning Outcomes

The CAC program introduces students to a number of technologies, techniques and philosophies associated with the science of crime analysis, criminal investigations support, administrative research and planning, geographic profiling and predictive policing.


Students will become proficient in computer applications, concepts and systems; especially those related to the following areas:


* Crime Analysis * Criminal Investigations
* Statistical Analysis * Programming Language
* Data Structures * Network Administration
* Data Management Systems * Current Trends in Information Technology
* Data Mining/Warehousing  






Students will also learn to use advanced investigative software that offer a visual perspective to crime and criminal investigations, including the use of geographic information sciences (GIS) software.


Designed to Professional Standards

The CAC curriculum is based on standards, recommendations and philosophies suggested by

  1. International Association of Crime Analyst (IACA)
  2. International Association of Chiefs of Police
  3. U.S. Department of Homeland Security


Want to Learn More?

Dr. Terry Gingerich



Criminal Justice Program 503-838-8733 | or e-mail: