About the Program

This microcredential examines the various forms of data-driven policing and the skills needed to successfully apply, maintain, and evaluate any data-driven policing style in law enforcement. This microcredential will be a valuable addition to your transcript, as current and/or potential employers will take note of your marketable skills.

Individuals already at work within the criminal justice system and focused on analytics are one target audience for this microcredential. Additional target audiences include individuals who are currently pursuing their graduate education or careers in criminal justice with the desire to become involved in crime analysis.

Graduate students in other programs may take advantage of this additional microcredential. For instance, students enrolled in the Multidisciplinary program might wish to add this credential into their selected curriculum or in the Data Science and Analytics or Public Administration programs. Both courses in this microcredential role directly into the Criminal Justice M.S. degree program.

About the Criminal Justice Department

102 Cassety Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-4517
Fax: (716) 878-3240

Admission Requirements

A graduate or undergraduate course in statistics.

A bachelor’s degree and undergraduate GPA of 2.75 in the last 60 credit hours OR a 2.75 graduate GPA.

A minimum of 5 years of full-time work experience in the criminal justice field if GPA minimum is not satisfied.

No specialized skills are required for enrollment.

To apply, please contact the Criminal Justice Department Chair, Dr. James J. Sobol, at soboljj@buffaliostate.edu.

Program Requirements

CRJ 511: ADVANCED CRIME ANALYSIS (3 credit hrs. fall semester)
CRJ 611: DATA-DRIVEN POLICING (3 credit hrs. spring semester)