Advanced Certificate in Crime Prevention and Analysis


The Certificate Program in Crime Prevention and Analysis offers advanced instruction in techniques for deterring crime and is part of the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. It provides training in the quantitative, computer-based skills needed to analyze crime patterns. It also offers instruction in the strategies that can be employed in reducing crime. Students may also pursue the certificate without pursuing the master’s degree. The certificate is appropriate for students whose career objective is to contribute to data-based analysis of crime patterns in law enforcement agencies.

Requirements for the Certificate Program

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
  • Satisfactory GRE scores
  • Satisfactory letters of reference

Required Courses           Credits

Criminal Justice 716 Using Computers in Social Research
(Prerequisites CRJ 715 or its equivalent)
Criminal Justice 739 Crime Mapping
Criminal Justice 786 Problem-Oriented Policing
Criminal Justice 787 Seminar in Crime Analysis and Crime Prevention
(Prerequisites: CRJ 739 and 786)

                                         TOTAL: 12  

For additional information about the Certificate Program, please contact Professor Avram Bornstein at 212.237.8287 or via email at