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About the Crime Analysis Concentraton (CAC)
The Crime Analysis Concentration (CAC) prepares students for employment as Crime Analysts in federal, state or local criminal justice agencies. Additionally (after three-years of employment as a crime analyst), it serves as the academic foundation for individuals seeking the Certified Law Enforcement Analyst (CLEA) certificate, which is awarded by the International Association of Crime Analysts.
There are two tracks available to students, depending on their education and experience:
The CAC program introduces students to a number of technologies, techniques and philosophies associated with the science of crime analysis, criminal investigations support, administrative research and planning, geographic profiling and predictive policing.
Students will become proficient in computer applications, concepts and systems; especially those related to the following areas:* Crime Analysis * Criminal Investigations
Students will also learn to use advanced investigative software that offer a visual perspective to crime and criminal investigations, including the use of geographic information sciences (GIS) software.
The CAC curriculum is based on standards, recommendations and philosophies suggested by
Dr. Terry Gingerich
Division of Extended Programs (DEP) 503-838-8483 | or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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