CIA540 - Statistics for Public Safety

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Subject Title
Statistics for Public Safety

Subject Description
This course focuses on the key theoretical and analytical frameworks in the field of statistics specific to for public safety. Students are introduced to statistical concepts and methods for the collection, presentation, analysis, and interpretation of data. The challenges associated with crime and justice statistics in Canada, with the focus on the application of statistical methods in criminal justice and criminology are covered. Elements of sampling, qualitative and quantitative methods, and simple techniques for the analysis of means, proportion and linear associations are used to illustrate their effectiveness in criminal justice research.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the role of statistics in the social sciences and in criminal justice research.
  2. Distinguish between qualitative and quantitative data methods in criminological research.
  3. Apply statistical methods to organize and simplify information.
  4. Utilize software programs to support the analysis of data and the generation of recommendations that address crime.
  5. Present data using visualization and graphic techniques.
  6. Discuss ethical and informed consent issues as they relate to research methods and the reporting of research outcomes.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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