Applied Crime Analysis
Gold Coast, Australia
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5 - 6
Hours & Credits
Crime Analysis is an important tool in many aspects of criminal justice. Police agencies often use crime analysts in their efforts to better direct police resources. Crime analysis is also required in endeavours such as crime prevention to provide a fundamental understanding to the crime problem being addressed. Social scientists also employ crime analysis in their attempts to understand what has happened in a criminal event to be able to explain offender and victim behaviour in a rational and logical way. The purpose of this subject is to introduce students to the basic concepts of logic and reasoning, the role of physical evidence, victimology and the crime scene, and the overall process of crime analysis from the social scientists perspective.Learning Objectives1. Develop knowledge of the theory relating to crime analysis.
2. Apply this knowledge to the crime analysis in practice.
3. Develop critical thinking skills through examination of case material and offender behaviour.
4. Develop responsibility in relation to self and others.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.