Criminal Justice – Crime Analysis, B.S.
A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice can lead to a variety of career paths. That’s why Indiana Tech offers three areas of specialization: administration, crime analysis, and rehabilitation services.
Crime analysis specialty
The crime analysis specialty has been designed to meet the growing need for professionals who are capable of analyzing crime and intelligence data. The curriculum blends criminological theory with the use of computer software and analytical techniques to explore methods of predicting, preventing, and controlling crime.
We have small classes and no lecture halls. Because of this, our instructors are able to get to students on a one-on-one basis. We are able to employ a variety of teaching styles to enable all students to take full advantage of our program’s opportunities.
We promote an “active” learning environment which means students will be active participates in their classroom endeavors. Students complete crime scene investigations, forensic analysis, and practice interviewing/interrogation strategies as part of their coursework. Our forensics lab, which will be housed in the university’s new academic center beginning in August 2014, provides students with real world experience in the area of criminal investigation.
To encourage future job success, the Center for Criminal Justice encourages student internships at the local, state, federal and private level.
Experts in crime analysis may find themselves:
- Using computer mapping software to track criminal activity
- Using forensic data and statistics to create suspect profiles
- Providing special reports on crime prevention
- Preparing maps, graphs and reports to determine patterns and trends in crime.
Graduates may find positions in organizations such as:
- The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF
- Prosecutors’ offices
- City, county and state police departments