Master of Science

If you go the extra mile, the path is never as crowded. Take that extra step and get your master’s degree in crime analysis. TU’s online classes focus on theoretical overviews of crime analysis, computer applications in crime analysis and investigation, the criminal intelligence process, geographic information systems and research design. Then you can move forward in your field.  

Graduate Program Tabs

Bringing The Real World Into The Classroom: MS, Crime Analysis Concentration

Tiffin University’s Master of Science (MS) degree in Criminal Justice, with a concentration in Crime Analysis, is an outstanding example of how the real world meets the classroom experience. Our faculty members have all been working professionals in the field and our students are also working professionals, which provides for an exciting dialogue and a dynamic education filled with connections. This is as real as it gets!

 

What Is TU’s MS?

The Master of Science (MS) in Criminal Justice is a professional practical degree program that attracts skilled managers, agents and clinicians from many components of the criminal justice and juvenile justice systems. Combined with the faculty who direct and facilitate the educational experiences in the MS program, the school's talented and multifaceted students complete the mixture and create an intellectual synergy that’s found in very few graduate programs.

Our faculty bring years of executive, operations-level, clinical, academic and research experience in criminal justice to the graduate learning process in a way that sparks debate, fosters insight and elicits innovation. Joint student-faculty collaboration on learning projects is a common occurrence.

 

The Crime Analysis Concentration

The Crime Analysis concentration provides students with a theoretical overview of crime analysis, computer applications in crime analysis and investigation, the criminal intelligence process, the use of geographic information systems, statistical applications and research design.

Crime Analysis Concentration 30 hours

  • JUS510 Contemporary Criminal Justice: Issues and Trends 
  • JUS515 Research Design and Analysis 
  • JUS520 Statistical Applications in Criminal Justice 
  • JUS525 Legal and Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice
  • JUS630, 631, 632 Pro-seminar (1 credit each)
  • ENF512 Theories of Crime Analysis
  • ENF532 Computer Applications in Crime Analysis, Community Policing, and Investigation
  • ENF612 Criminal Intelligence 
  • ENF622 Geographic Information Systems: Applications in Criminal Justice
  • ENF627 Crime Analysis Project

Total MS 30 hours

 

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate course offerings for this major. Consult the official Academic Bulletin for detailed registration and advising information.

Online - Offered in two 7-week terms per semester starting in January, March, May, July, August and October

Crime Analysis Project (ENF627)  - Capstone course utilizing the skills for other analysis courses, the student will work with an instructor to develop a crime analysis project. This project will describe a defined problem, set parameters for solving the problem, select tools and options for choosing a correct path for solving the problem. The project does not necessarily have to involve crime analysis but it must approach a significant problem that any police department might experience. To be taken in the last semester.

Contemporary Criminal Justice: Issues and Trends (JUS510) - Provides a contemporary overview of the criminal justice system with a focus on current trends, major crime problems and statistics, crime control issues, the nature and causes of crime, justice agencies and personnel, key decision-making by justice agents and the changing features of the American legal system and criminal justice agency management which impact the quality of service to community residents.

Research Design and Analysis (JUS515) - Examines various research design models applied to the study of crime and agency administration issues. The course concludes a discussion of the philosophy of scientific inquiry, the discovery and conceptualization of research questions (descriptive, relational, and casual), the operalization of project concepts and variables, conduct of the study, data analysis, formulating conclusions and generalization of findings. This course will allow students to analyze various research designs such as historical, legal, action, quasi-experimental, experimental, content analysis, polling, meta-analysis, data mining, citation analysis, policy analysis, investigative reporting, action research, comparative method, observer, participant-observer, micro history, ethnography, oral history, symbolism, photographic analysis, geographic information systems, program evaluation, evaluation, survey research and other designs and methods. Students will also read and practice policy decisions from report research.

Statistical Applications in Criminal Justice (JUS320) - Explores and applies practical statistical methods to the relevant work of criminal justice agents, managers and executives. The course will focus on statistical methods to prepare students to be intelligent consumers of reported research, to apply appropriate statistical analysis to various types of research designs, to report criminal justice agency performance results and to identify and use various criminal justice statistical data sources in print and electronic form.

Faculty

Kevin Cashen
Kevin Cashen Dean School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences / Assistant Professor, Criminal...
Jeffry Stockner
Jeffry Stockner Professor of Business Law & Criminal Justice
Dr. Gordon Crews
Dr. Gordon Crews Professor of Criminal Justice & Criminology
Charles White
Dr. Charles White Assistant Professor / ATIC & OPOTA Coordinator
Michael Lewis
Michael Lewis Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice / Chair for Undergraduate Off-Campus Seated...
Scott Blough
Scott Blough Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice & Security Studies
Dr. Lacy Ellis
Dr. Lacy Ellis Assistant Professor & Chair for Criminal Justice Graduate Programs / Internship...
Pete Piraino
Pete Piraino Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice & Security Studies / Chair for Main Campus...

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