Applied Crime Analysis

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Applied Crime Analysis

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    Crime Analysis is an important tool in many aspects of criminal justice. Police agencies often use crime analysts in their efforts to better direct police resources. Crime analysis is also required in endeavours such as crime prevention to provide a fundamental understanding to the crime problem being addressed. Social scientists also employ crime analysis in their attempts to understand what has happened in a criminal event to be able to explain offender and victim behaviour in a rational and logical way. The purpose of this subject is to introduce students to the basic concepts of logic and reasoning, the role of physical evidence, victimology and the crime scene, and the overall process of crime analysis from the social scientists perspective.

    Learning Objectives
    1. Develop knowledge of the theory relating to crime analysis.
    2. Apply this knowledge to the crime analysis in practice.
    3. Develop critical thinking skills through examination of case material and offender behaviour.
    4. Develop responsibility in relation to self and others.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.