Utica College announces new 'Criminal Intelligence Analysis' program

Utica College has announced a new course that’s being added to the school's criminal justice program.

Posted: Oct. 25, 2017 4:31 PM
Updated: Oct. 25, 2017 4:31 PM

UTICA - Utica College has announced a new course that’s being added to the school's criminal justice program.

"Criminal Intelligence Analysis" deals with examining crime data for 21st century police work. Students will use a number of analytics that help agencies map and predict future crimes by using technology that a number of experts say required skilled technicians.

The associate dean for Justice Studies says that one example of this work is tracking crime through social media.

“For example, to be able to identify what type of chatter was going on among gang members and where some of the action is taking place this weekend … be able to alert police officers, ‘Here's where's best to give your attention this weekend,’” said William Verkler, associate dean of Justice Studies at UC.

This will be the fourth criminal justice major offered at Utica College.

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