Arm yourself with the skills necessary for assisting law
enforcement in the investigation and apprehension of offenders in
the Crime and Intelligence Analysis certificate program.
In this program, you will focus on skill development in
collecting and analyzing crime data and identifying crime
patterns and trends for the forecasting of future crime
occurrences. Participants will also learn how criminal profiles
are developed, document illicit relationships and use statistical
techniques to prepare predictive and descriptive reports of
individuals, associations, flow, operations, and threats based on
distillation and synthesis of all available information. You will
receive practical instruction in crime analysis, criminal
investigative analysis, organized crime and intelligence
analysis, and law enforcement research and statistical methods.
To be successful in this program:
- Participants should have a rudimentary knowledge of the
criminal justice system (completion of previous course work in
criminal justice or on-the-job training will suffice).
- Participants must be proficient in using Microsoft Excel,
Word and PowerPoint (all assignments will require the use of one
or more of these applications).
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will receive
certificates from Sacramento State — for completing the required
courses and practicum hours.
The Crime and Intelligence Analysis program equips participants
with the skills and techniques necessary to:
- Understand the role of crime analysts within a law
- Apply predictive analytics to forecast future crime trends
- Analyze evidence of conspiratorial activities, evaluate the
validity of the data, and determine how to present criminal
- Identify behavioral and personality characteristics of
offenders to assist law enforcement in their investigation of
- Conduct research in the criminal justice field and present
findings using various statistical methods
The program is designed for:
- Those involved in crime and intelligence analysis with no
- Law enforcement employees
- Those who supervise crime and intelligence personnel
- Professionals working in related fields who desire future
employment in crime and intelligence analysis
The Crime and Intelligence Analysis certificate program consists
of four courses:
CA 101 A & B
CA 102 A & B
CA 103 A & B
CA 104 A & B
The 400-hour supervised practicum must be done in a crime and
intelligence unit of a law enforcement agency, or law enforcement
branch of a governmental agency to demonstrate the practical
application of knowledge and skills acquired in the
program. Participants must complete the practicum within
three (3) years of completion of all coursework.
This program is delivered entirely online. In order to
participate, it is required that you have basic computer skills,
a working email address and access to a computer.