Crime Analysis Certificate
About the Program
Crime analysis is a criminal justice occupational field that engages in the systematic analysis of data from a wide variety of sources in order to provide information about the patterns and trends of crimes in a locality, state, or nation. The work product of a crime analyst can be used to inform tactical and strategic decision-making, support investigative efforts, assist in the study of resource needs, and facilitate the development of criminal justice policy.
Courses & Requirements
15 credit hours
CRJU 670. Criminal Justice Research Methods (3)
CRJU 671. Quantitative Methods in Criminal Justice Research (3)
CRJU 672. Applications in Crime Analysis
CRJU 673. Crime Mapping (3)
CRJU 676. Environmental Criminology (3)
The curriculum includes coursework in environmental criminology, research methods, statistics, and crime mapping.
Cost & Financial Aid
Non-Degree Seeking Students
As a general rule, those who are admitted as a non-degree-seeking student are not eligible for financial aid. Federal regulations do require a student to be working towards a degree to be eligible to receive financial aid funds. There are two exceptions to this regulation, if you are enrolled in an intial required teacher certification program for the state in which you will teach, or if you are taking prerequisite coursework required for admission to a degree program at Radford University. If you think you may qualify for financial aid under one of these circumstances, please submit the recommended paperwork to the financial aid office for review.
We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.
As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:
- Library collections and services
- Computer lab with printer/copier
- Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
- Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Free parking with a student parking pass
Radford University Resources Available To Students Enrolled Via RHEC:
- Radford University Bookstore
- McConnell Library
- Center for Diversity and Inclusion
- Center for Accessibility Services
- Military Resource Center
- Financial Aid Office
- Career Center at Radford University
- Division of Student Affairs
- Division of Information Technology (Radford University 25 station Computer Lab on Site at RHEC)
How to Apply
To enroll in the program, you must first be admitted to Radford University as either a degree-seeking or a non-degree seeking graduate student. Students already enrolled as degree-seeking graduate students at Radford University are eligible to enroll in the PBC in Crime Analysis program. Students who are interested in the PBC in Crime Analysis, but do not presently desire to seek a Master’s degree, must first complete an application to the Department of Criminal Justice graduate program as a non-degree seeking student. This application is available on-line at the College of Graduate and Professional Studies website.