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2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSCI305 Criminal Justice Statistics (3 cr.)

This course presents theory, procedures, and practical application for data formulation and analysis. The focus is on criminology and crime related statistics that measure central tendency and dispersion, probability, and critical thinking skills regarding analysis of data sets.

Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Identify statistical methods that are typically used in creating law enforcement related statistics.
  2. Construct and interpret data distributions concerning law enforcement related raw data.
  3. Explain measures of central tendency and understand how their presentation impacts public perception and policy.
  4. Understand probability and probability distributions.
  5. Identify and demonstrate working with single and multi-variate data and analyze its validity.
  6. Critique criminal justice related statistics used to support assumptions and drive policy making decisions.
  7. Identify useful software and websites for analyzing data.

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