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Crime and Intelligence Analysis

Learn How to Analyze Crime Trends and Patterns

Crime and intelligence analysis courses will better your ability to identify and analyze patterns, such as crime trends and other threats to the community. MVC crime analysis courses focus on the analysis of data and use of information technology in intelligence fields.

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Programs of Study

Moreno Valley College offers numerous courses in crime and intelligence analysis, aimed at broadening the investigative skills of students seeking careers in public service and law enforcement.

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    Associate Degree
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    Credit Certificate
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Crime and Intelligence Analysis

Associate of Science and Certificate

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  • Online Options Available
The goal of this program is to prepare the student with advanced technology and investigative techniques to analyze crime trends and patterns. Program coursework includes hands-on practices in advanced analytical computer programs, such as ESRI ArcGIS Pro and IBM Analyst’s Notebook. Students will learn to use progressions in technology to plan, collect, collate, analyze and disseminate information and intelligence regarding crime incidents. 

Program Code



28.5 - 32 Units

Why Crime Analysis?

Crime and Intelligence Analysts play a significant role in devising solutions and formulating prevention strategies related to crime. Analysts assist in criminal investigative units such as narcotics, gangs, homicide, intelligence, human trafficking, including patrol and law enforcement administration.

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Possible Careers

Scholars that focus in crime and intelligence analysis have career options in:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Information technology and cybersecurity
  • Fire investigation
  • Emergency medical services
  • Local and state governments
  • Law and policymaking
  • Psychology and psychiatry
  • Criminology
  • Financial and industrial security
  • Retail and corporate industries
Handcuffs, charts and finance reports and a calculator


Courses and Topics

  • Course Name: ADJ-40 Law Enforcement Crime Analysis
  • Course Description: An overview of the tools and techniques utilized by Crime and Intelligence Analysts using advancements in technology to plan, collect, collate, analyze, and disseminate information and intelligence, regarding complex crime problems and to provide officers, detectives, and administrators with reliable data, information, intelligence, and statistics. 54 hours lecture. (Letter grade only)
  • Units: 3
  • Course Name: ADJ-41 Technology and Investigative Analysis
  • Prerequisites: ADJ-40
  • Advisory: ADJ-1
  • Course Description: Overview of a variety of software programs and applications utilizing available technologies in assisting in investigations as crime analysis is essential in law enforcement agencies. By evaluating data, the student will create charts and graphs to identify analytically crime trends and patterns. 54 hours of lecture. (Letter grade only)
  • Units: 3
  • Course Name: ADJ-42 Criminal Behavior and Intelligence Analysis
  • Prerequisites: ADJ-41, GEG-7
  • Course Description: Practical implementation of software programs and applications utilizing available technologies in data mining to assist in criminal investigations. Utilize appropriate required skills contained in the Analyst's Notebook Platform from IBM Security Intelligence Analysis and Data Management Application. Use of sophisticated ELP Technology to develop insights into relationships between data entities and links to discover patterns and construct insights. 54 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab. (Letter Grade only)
  • Units: 3.5
  • Course Name: ADJ-43 Criminal Intelligence Analyst Simulations
  • Prerequisites: ADJ-42
  • Course Description: Practical implementation of software programs and applications utilizing available technologies to assist in strategical, tactical, and administrative analyses for criminal investigations. Utilize required skills needed for analyzing simulated crime incidents. Apply acquired skills using the Analyst Notebook Platform, ESRI ArcPro, and Hawk Analytics. Utilize sophisticated entity link properties technology to develop and construct insights in realistic, simulated situations for intel collection, assessment and distribution in support of all classifications of law enforcement specialized units. 54 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab. (Letter grade only)
  • Units: 3.5