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CRJ 440 - Computer Applications in Criminal Justice: Crime Mapping

(3 units)
Practical examination of methods of crime data analysis, including database creation, coding protocols, data manipulation, and visual display using spatial analysis tools.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. articulate the conceptual and practical framework for the study of crime patterns.
2. differentiate the different components of a database (data, variables, data definitions, etc.).
3. explain and complete descriptive data analyses using SPSS and Excel. This will be assessed through in-class exercises.
4. demonstrate understanding of the architecture of GIS technology software (ArcGIS).
5. develop and complete a research-based analysis utilizing the SPSS, EXCEL, and ArcGIS programs to describe a local specific crime or social problem.


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