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Criminal Justice Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Studies, Business Intelligence Concentration

What is Business Intelligence?

Business Intelligence (BI) refers to the theories, technologies, applications and practices for the collection, integration, analysis, and transformation of raw agency data into useful information for agency purposes. Organizational success often depends on the ability to make decisions in a timely manner. Making effective decisions requires knowledge of how best to capture facts and analyze data, an understanding of data quality and warehousing issues, the ability to collect performance management metrics, and data visualization.

Why a Business Intelligence concentration in Criminal Justice Studies?

Business Intelligence (BI) is not just for business students. Criminal justice agencies use BI skills to detect and protect citizens against crime. Criminal justice professionals use BI skills to collect and compile information on crimes, criminals, and possible threats to security. These skills are used to create reports and to make recommendations about the deployment of resources for crime prevention and other decision-making purposes. The business intelligence minor includes a two-semester applied project. Thus, students graduate with real-world experience.

Courses beyond the criminal justice core include: Survey of management information systems, problem-solving with visual tools, business intelligence, systems implementation with database management systems, data warehousing, and an agency-based internship. (See the catalog from the link below for a complete list of options).

Potential careers include: Criminal intelligence analyst, crime analyst, criminal research specialist, criminal justice information analyst, data and research analyst, and policy analyst.

Pursuit of advanced graduate degrees or certification in: criminal justice, homeland security, intelligence analysis, business intelligence, or analytics.

Students must earn a minimum grade of B- in Math 207 and in MIS 305 to qualify to move from general CJS concentration to Business Intelligence CJS concentration.

Assumed level of proficiency with computers.

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Criminal Justice Studies Program

St. Joseph Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1447