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CMRJ335 - Crime Analysis

Course Details

Course Code: CMRJ335 Course ID: 2556 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course will examine contemporary practices for analysis and measurement of crime including the use of geographical information systems (GIS) to map various aspects of crime. Modern crime analysis focuses on reducing crime and improving police efficiency by illustrating the impact of crime on the community and community impact on crime through the use of the SARA (scanning, analysis, response, & assessment) problem-solving model. Crime analysis facilitates informed decision making on criminal activity and prevention, thereby being instrumental in helping society learn the linkages between crime and other factors such as poverty or drug abuse. Additionally, there is a review of the crime analysis function within the law enforcement organization and a demonstration of how to develop, implement, and operate a crime analysis unit.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
05/21/21 - 10/29/21 11/01/21 - 12/26/21 Fall 2021 Session I 8 Week session
07/27/21 - 12/31/21 01/03/22 - 02/27/22 Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
09/28/21 - 03/04/22 03/07/22 - 05/01/22 Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

CO1: Define crime analysis.

CO2: Discuss the history of the field of crime analysis as well as education/training of crime analysts.

CO3: Describe crime prevention principals related to crime analysis.

CO4: Explain the commonly employed analytical techniques used by analysts in the investigation process.

CO5 Explain the role of crime analysis in intelligence-led policing.

CO6: Cite examples of analytical techniques in the various types of criminal investigations

CO7: Describe the importance of crime mapping, specifically how crime mapping can be a useful tool for crime analysists in reducing crime.

CO8: Explain the use of geographic information systems as it relates to crime analysis

CO9: Describe future needs and uses for criminal analysis.


Instructions and grading expectations for all forums will appear in the Forums section of the course site.


Instructions and grading expectations for all assignments will appear in the Assignments section of the course site.


Instructions and grading expectations for all exams will appear in the Tests & Quizzes section of the course site.

NameGrade %
Forums 38.00 %
Week 1 6.33 %
Week 2 6.33 %
Week 3 6.33 %
Week 5 6.33 %
Week 6 6.33 %
Week 7 6.33 %
Final Exam 20.00 %
CMRJ335 Final Exam 20.00 %
Midterm Exam 20.00 %
CMRJ335 Midterm Exam 20.00 %
Term Paper 20.00 %
Research Paper Term Project 20.00 %
Introduction 2.00 %

Weekly lessons and assigned readings are available in the course site.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.