Graduate Certificate in Crime Science
Become equipped to undertake complex crime and offender analysis with the Graduate Certificate in Crime Science in Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts. This 12-credit graduate certificate helps students understand the scientific method and its application to crime analysis. Students also appraise and apply the latest research in evidence-based policing, especially in relation to crime, disorder and harm in the community.
You’ll learn practical skills such as geospatial crime analysis and crime reduction evaluation through time series analysis, as well as develop a conceptual understanding of analytical strategies across the crime prevention domain.
Graduating students are versed in the skill set designated by the International Association of Crime Analysts’ Certified Law Enforcement Analyst Program.
Criminal Justice MA
Students completing coursework for the Crime Science Certificate (Graduate) have the option to continue working toward the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice. This affords students the opportunity to either
- complete the certificate and transfer six credits into the MA; or
- forgo the Crime Science Certificate (Graduate) and transfer all completed credits (up to 12) into the MA program.
Classes & Curriculum
Courses you are likely to take as part of the Crime Science Certificate (Graduate) curriculum include
- Crime Mapping,
- Crime Science Tools and Techniques,
- Evidence-Based Policing, and
- Influencing Decision-Makers.
The program is primarily tailored to individuals whose current professional roles require relevant professional experience, such as those who work in a police department or as loss prevention leaders with a private firm.
The Crime Science Certificate (Graduate) is designed to produce professional crime analysts who are qualified for positions in policing and other branches of the criminal justice system, as well as in private industry or nonprofit organizations that have an analytical function.