Advanced Certificate in Crime Prevention and Analysis

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. The certificate is appropriate for students whose career objective is to contribute to data-based analysis of crime patterns in law enforcement agencies.

Admissions and Curriculum Summary
This is a stand-alone certificate at the post-baccalaureate level. All courses are offered by the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program. Students may obtain the advanced certificate without pursuing a master’s degree or while pursuing a John Jay Master’s degree. Students who successfully complete the program are awarded with a New York State Education Department certificate.

Program Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Appropriate letters of recommendation


Required Courses
Core Courses (15 Credits) – No electives offered.

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


Total Credits: 12

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