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The MSc Crime Analysis is a new interdisciplinary programme aimed at individuals seeking to develop their knowledge of the subject area in order to enhance employment opportunities within law enforcement, geographic information systems (GIS) communities, consultancies, private and public sectors.
The MSc programme, which is provided by members of the University's Institute of Criminal Justice combines the areas of social science, psychology, geography, law, and research analysis, topics in which there is considerable expertise across several parts of the University and in partner organisations.
The programme is aimes mainly at individuals with some prior knowledge of the subject area but wishing to obtain a broad overview of the subject with scope for specialisation in topics of specific interest. Potential employment could be within national and local law enforcement or geographical information systems/science (GIS) communities, consultancies, national and local government, private and public sectors. These are major growth areas highlighting a need for a substantial increase in training in the subject area.
Core modules: Understanding the crime event; Analysing crime; The criminological; Research methodology
Two optional modules from: Analysing international data organised crime, trafficking, terrorism etc; Analysis of financial data; Analysis of telecommunications data; Analysis of open-source information; Local partnership data; Threat and risk assessment; Geographical analysis