Special Topics in Criminal Justice, Short Course | Boston University | Boston, United States
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Special Topics in Criminal Justice

1 months
3180 USD/full
3180 USD/full
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The Special Topics in Criminal Justice course of Boston University examines contemporary management and accountability practices with an emphasis on the ways in which data can be employed to improve these practices.


About the program

  • Students in the Special Topics in Criminal Justice course of Boston University learn skills to work with real data sources across justice-system domains, from policing to corrections, as well as community-based organizations. 
  • Contemporary challenges, such as disparate treatment, abuse of force, and ‘overpolicing,’ frame discussions and assignments. The strengths and limitations of data-driven approaches are considered. 
  • Valuable to students seeking careers in analytical roles as well as other practitioners, the course can be used to fulfill both strategic management and crime analysis concentrations.

Programme Structure

Topics include:

  • Data-Driven Management & Accountability
  • Data analysis drives administration, management, and accountability processes within criminal justice and related organizations. 
  • While traditional crime analysis often narrowly seeks to improve effectiveness in public safety outcomes, management and accountability analysis seeks to ensure fair, efficient, transparent, and accountable practices as well.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 1 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students are expected to have English proficiency levels equivalent to or higher than 84 on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT) or 7 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3180 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3180 USD for the full programme during 1 months.
  • National

    3180 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3180 USD for the full programme during 1 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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