Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice: Intelligence and Crime Analysis Concentration

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Saint Joseph’s Criminal Justice program has been at the forefront of education in intelligence-led policing for over 20 years. Case in point: Saint Joseph’s University’s Intelligence and Crime Analysis Concentration helps students develop the skills and techniques needed to incorporate crime analysis methods in all levels of law enforcement. Concentrated instruction in this growing criminology field will teach you to identify and track crime activity, pinpoint areas of concern, and use research and advanced evaluation methods to create strategies for crime prevention and effective law enforcement response.

Analyzing criminal trends, patterns, and disparate data for the purpose of predicting and preventing crime is the core of a career in intelligence and crime analysis. Your MS in Criminal Justice with the Intelligence and Crime Analysis concentration from Saint Joseph’s University will expand your current career skills, give you the extra credentials to be more valuable to employers, and empower you to lead in a highly meaningful career. Learn more about different Technologies in Criminal Justice and the careers in crime analysis you can pursue with this specialized criminal justice degree from Saint Joseph’s University.

The Curriculum

The Intelligence and Crime Analysis concentration curriculum focuses on researching the contemporary functions of strategic, tactical, and operational intelligence, and understanding its influence upon crime prevention policy. Students will examine how law enforcement intelligence relates to organizational relationships, planning, and decision-making at the strategic and operational levels of law enforcement.

Graduates will finish the program skilled in collecting raw data, conducting statistical tests and hypotheses, and converting results into well-communicated, written reports and charts of valid criminal intelligence information. Specialized courses in homeland security, terrorism, and financial crimes also give students a broader look at the current state of law enforcement and show how the crime analysis process can be used to help combat the biggest threats facing the country.

The 30-credit curriculum requires degree candidates to take four core courses, four specialized courses, and two electives. Electives may be chosen from any of our online course offerings, excluding Behavioral Analysis courses.

Learn more about the online Intelligence and Crime Analysis Concentration Curriculum.

What Can I Do with the Intelligence and Crime Analysis Concentration?

Using data analysis within a criminal setting is both a profession and a set of learned techniques. Intelligence analysts study classified and non-classified information in order to construct written and oral assessments and compile criminal profiles; they may also use their own backgrounds in history, geography, economics, or business to develop proactive courses of action to help law enforcement agencies and policy makers combat criminal actions.

Earning the MS in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Intelligence and Crime Analysis will help you fill the growing demand for crime analysts and law enforcement intelligence professionals at the local, state, and federal level. The average Criminal Intelligence Analyst salary in 2015 was estimated at $77,210 per year, making this one of the highest paying jobs in law enforcement1. Click here to learn more.

Financial Aid

You may be eligible to receive Federal Financial Assistance in the form of student loans or grants. Saint Joseph's University Online uses the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to determine award amounts.

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