Undergraduate | GRF-CCJ318-2023
Crime Analysis and Investigation
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- 27 Feb 2023,
- 28 Aug 2023
About this subject
What you'll learn
After successfully completing this subject you should be able to:
- Recall in depth concepts relating to theories of crime, crime analysis, hypothesis generation and testing, situational crime prevention and their inter-connections.
- Critique a crime prevention initiative drawing on crime theories and models of crime analysis.
- Examine crime patterns in crime data and choose appropriate action for crime prevention.
- Introduction to Crime Analysis and Investigation and Problem Oriented Policing
- Environmental Criminology
- Analysing crime problems
- Responding to crime problems: Situational Crime Prevention (SCP) and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
- Evaluation for crime analysts
- Crime patterns: Hot spots and hot times
- Crime patterns: Repeat offending and victimization
- Practice Datasets
- The future of crime prevention
On completion, students will be conversant with the dominant theories explaining the relationship between crime and place, understand the main types of logical reasoning and be able to apply a systematic framework for analysis to crime problems. The second half of the course deals with specific topics, such as victim-, place-, offender-oriented analyses and how these inform tactical decisions and intervention work. While conceptual in parts, the objective of the course is pragmatic. Students do not need high level mathematical ability to do well in this course, only systematic and clear thinking.
- Discussion Board Participation (15%)
- Final Exam (25%)
- Critique of Analysis (30%)
- Analysis Exercise (30%)
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No entry requirements
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
GRF-CCJ38-Crime Analysis and Investigation (no longer available)
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