Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Justice Studies - Justice Informatics Concentration Program By Drexel University |Top Universities

Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Justice Studies - Justice Informatics Concentration

Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Justice Studies - Justice Informatics Concentration

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
Our concentration in Justice Informatics (JI) produces graduates who possess the knowledge and skills that are highly valued by criminal justice agencies in the 21st century. Namely, the program draws from criminology and criminal justice, and computing and informatics, to produce globally aware and technologically proficient graduates who are able to solve problems created by crime. Each exposure to the criminal justice system represents a data collection point, which becomes part of a massive and disparate array of data held by the government. Students will learn how to collect, manage, visualize, and analyze large sources of information a highly sought-after skill in the crime and justice occupational arena. In addition to learning to work with "big data" in the public justice arena, students will learn how to identify, collect, manage and use data from the expansive and rapidly growing private system of justice and security to come up with innovative solutions to identify, solve, and prevent crime. Graduates of the Justice Informatics concentration will be ideally suited for careers as crime analysts in criminal justice, defense and intelligence agencies, and in the private-sector security community. Crime analysts have become an essential part of the modern criminal justice agency. They are vital to the large police department looking to deploy resources in a manner that matches crime trends; the intelligence agency working to prevent terrorist events; and the financial services firm hoping to identify the fraudulent use of a credit card. JI graduates can also play an integral role on teams that build future information technology solutions for intelligence, defense and criminal justice agencies from the public and private sectors. Key Courses in this Concentration: Capstone in Justice Informatics Computer Investigation and the Law Database Management Systems Foundations of Software Human-Computer Interaction I Introduction to Computer Crime Introduction to Data Science Introduction to Informatics Introduction to Information Technology Social Media Trend Spotting Surveillance, Technology and the Law Systems Analysis I Technology and the Justice System