Advanced Crime Analysis

Degree Details


DEGREE TYPECertificate
LOCATION100% Online



Make a difference in your community—and your career—with an advanced crime analysis certificate.

In Portland State University's online Advanced Crime Analysis Certificate program, you'll learn new ways to work with data, map crime, and uncover patterns that aid investigations and help prevent crime.

Designed for both working and aspiring criminal justice professionals, this online certificate from Portland State's nationally renowned criminal justice and criminology program enables you to develop cutting-edge skills that expand your career horizons.

You can earn just your online certificate or add it to your online bachelor's degree in criminology and criminal justice.

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Students Before Profits Award: Best Online Bachelor's in Criminal JusticeChoose our online certificate in advanced crime analysis if you want to:

  • Take on leadership roles. You'll gain a big-picture perspective on crime analysis, while developing the knowledge base you need to influence decisions at the policy and procedural level.
  • Develop hands-on crime mapping expertise. Working with industry-standard software, you'll learn to examine data from multiple sources, use mapping programs, develop reports, and perform other career-building tasks.
  • Learn from award-winning faculty. National experts from Portland State's acclaimed criminal justice faculty teach the courses in our online crime analysis certificate program. You'll learn from instructors who stand out for their achievements in the classroom and in the field.
  • Expand your professional network. Portland State's online course platform encourages collaboration and interaction among classmates and faculty. You'll build relationships and belong to a community of professionals who share your interests.

What You'll Learn

You'll work with the most up-to-date crime analysis and mapping technologies, learning how they can help you uncover evidence, focus resources, develop criminal profiles, modify procedures and more.

The online certificate in advanced crime analysis provides you with a comprehensive overview of the field. You'll learn to analyze data, recognize patterns, develop reports, and measure outcomes.

These skills can help you investigate the relationships among varying factors in criminal justice, while deepening your understanding of subjects that influence crime rates, including:

  • Social factors
  • Economic conditions
  • Political power
  • Police-community relations
  • Neighborhood decline and renewal

Develop the expertise you need to become a leader in your organization with an online certificate in criminal behavior from Portland State.

Online Certificate: Advanced Crime Analysis Curriculum

Take all of the following courses (24 credits):

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  • CCJ 330 Crime Control Strategies (4 credits)
  • CCJ 340 Crime Analysis (4 credits)
  • CCJ 380 Criminal Justice Research (4 credits)
  • CCJ 410 Geographic Criminology (4 credits)
  • CCJ 410 Applied Crime Mapping (4 credits)
  • CCJ 435 Crime, Grime, & Fear (4 credits)

Financial Aid

Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid.


Portland State University is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

For more information visit the Advanced Crime Analysis Online Certificate program website.


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