Earning an online Bachelor of Crime Mapping and Data Analysis gives you the skills to collect, analyze, and understand crime-related trends. In this program, you’ll:

  • Learn about computer applications used in crime analysis and investigation
  • Use geographic information systems, statistical applications, and crime mapping techniques to investigate and prevent crime
  • Perform advanced data analysis and computer-based data gathering
  • Develop your management and leadership skills to make decisions supported by data and facts
  • Participate in realistic scenarios to develop effective tactical, strategic, and administrative crime prevention strategies
  • Apply ethical thinking and judgment to a range of criminal justice situations
  • Strengthen the communication skills you need to effectively share information, persuade others, and manage conflicts


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  • CIS 111 - Introduction to Relational Database Management Systems

    Get an introduction to the theory and applied concepts of database design, database management and information management. Focus on identifying organizational information requirements, express those requirements using conceptual data modeling techniques, verify the structural characteristics with normalization techniques and convert conceptual data models into physical database models.

  • CIS 358 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

    This course introduces students to geographic information systems (GIS) to include the acquisition, input, storage, editing of data, generation of maps, reports and fundamentals spatial data structures. Students will be provided an overview of the tools employed to include commercial software packages providing for a background of elementary GIS concepts.

  • CIS 458 - Advanced Topics in Geographical Information Systems

    Take an integrated approach to geographical information systems (GIS) with the latest developments in the field. Use case studies to understand the design and deployment of GIS, including the theories behind spatial cognition, map reading and location-based services.

  • CRJ 441 - Crime Mapping Techniques

    Students can take either CIS 356 OR CRJ 441

    Prerequisite CIS 358 or CRJ 320This is a lab-based course that couples the theoretical knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS) toward mapping and analyzing criminal activity through GIS software. Students will use the software to depict basic crime statistics, gang activity, and criminal activity and clusters of crime while also allowing for the mapping of victim and crime characteristics such as race, age, gender, and social economic status.


  • CIS 170 - Information Technology in Criminal Justice

    Get an overview of the types of crimes and terrorist acts committed using digital technology. Explore information technology, computing networks and the Internet in a criminal justice context. Topics include the theories addressing digital criminals and an overview of legal strategies and tactics targeting digital crime. Examine fundamental research skills in the investigation of digital crime and terrorism.

  • CRJ 105 - Crime and Criminal Behavior

    This course covers the historical development of social and behavior explanations of adult crime, as well as juvenile crime and new evolutions in crime, including cyber crimes. Crime causation theories are explained in relation to policies developed from these theories and the real and intended impact of these policies are discussed to demonstrate their impact on society concerning crime prevention and criminal rehabilitation.

  • CRJ 180 - Juvenile Delinquency and Justice

    Examine criminal activity in juveniles, including the study of gangs, status offenses and the problems facing juveniles today. Get an overview of American juvenile justice in terms of both system and practice. Explore the causes of juvenile crime; the juvenile court system; and the institutionalization, rehabilitation and treatment of juveniles.

  • CRJ 220 - Ethics and Leadership in Criminal Justice

    Understand various philosophical approaches for developing appropriate ethical decision-making tools for the criminal justice profession. See ethical decision-making tools in application for policing, courts, corrections, criminal justice policy and criminal justice research. Focus on professional integrity and leadership skills that support laws, policies and procedures in criminal justice.

  • LEG 320 - Criminal Law

    Familiarize yourself with the origins of criminal law and explore its historical development into modern American crimes codes. Learn about substantive criminal law and the associated legal principles and terminology. Contrast elements of crimes against persons, crimes against property, cyber crime, white collar crime and other types of crime. Examine early and modern approaches to identifying, deterring, preventing, detecting, prosecuting and punishing criminal behavior.

  • SOC 205 - Society, Law and Government

    Examine the function of the American court system in its operational role within the government, the rule of law and society. Understand the criminal court process and the role of the judiciary from a policy-making perspective that reveals the impact of the courts on society and the rule of law in the evolution of social change.

  • CRJ 320 - Criminal Investigation

    Discover the fundamentals of criminal investigation by examining processes involved in identifying and arresting criminal suspects, identifying types of crimes and offenses, and preparing for the in-court presentation of evidence through testimony. Discuss techniques for evidence collection, examination and preservation. Explore developing “high technologies” useful to the criminal investigator.

  • CRJ 325 - Criminal Procedure

    Prerequisite: LEG 320 This course provides a broad range of topics relevant to criminal behavior and the development of the personality. Biological, psychological, and social structural factors which influence the possible origin of criminal behavior, as well as criminal justice and societal approaches for preventing crime are addressed.

  • CRJ 499 - Undergraduate Capstone in Criminal Justice

    Analyze a social, psychological or business problem within criminal justice or homeland or private security and recommend solutions. Analyze a situation or policy, make a current assessment and provide a proposed solution. Apply theory, the use of research and evidence-based solutions, and incorporate ethical foundations to support your solutions.


Every industry preaches the importance of using data in decision-making, and law enforcement is no different.

Strayer University’s online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice concentration in crime mapping and data analysis takes proven data collection and interpretation methods and strategies and applies these tools to crime detection and prevention.

As you earn your online bachelor’s in crime mapping, you will have a chance to see how sophisticated database management and mapping techniques allow you to uncover patterns, trends, and clusters in criminal activity that can inform 

the decisions made by law enforcement. This information provides sound analytical rationale for resource allocation, making every citizen safer while maintaining a higher level of overall efficiency.

Earning your online bachelor’s in crime mapping on your own flexible schedule prepares you for a variety of career options, from criminal analyst and research specialist positions in law enforcement to opportunities with financial institutions, IT firms, and other companies that see real value in knowing where threats may lie.



Each Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice concentration can provide you with skills you’ll be able to apply immediately. You may want to explore these other Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice concentrations.

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