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Robin Wilfong

“I went against all my inner instincts and took the Research Methods In Criminal Justice and Criminology online course through the Alpha Group Center. Don’t get me wrong, I have enjoyed all of the Alpha Group classes that I have attended, Criminal Intelligence Analysis, Criminal Investigative Analysis, Advanced Criminal Investigative Analysis, Crime Analysis Applications, but I was apprehensive of taking an on-line class, especially when I’ve heard that Research Methods can be a bear.

I have to tell you that I enjoyed it thoroughly. I finished the course in just a few short weeks and learned a great deal about conducting research with some of the problems that we have in the area. Problem oriented policing is a big concept in Crime Analysis and doing research on problem areas is a great part of it.

The instructor, Tanveer Makhani, was very helpful with the class and made it a much easier learning environment.

I encourage everyone who needs this class for Certification to definitely consider taking it. Four other analysts from our agency, Pinellas County Sheriffs Office, have also completed this course.”

Geographic Profiling Analyst
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

Diane Wilkins

“Just a quick note to let you know the Alpha Group has outdone itself with the inception of the Research Methods in Criminal Justice online course. I recently completed the course and must say it was the most interesting course taken since attending the previous analysis courses offered by your group. Initially, I was hesitant to make a commitment to the course as I had never participated in an online program before, and the 6-week time frame seemed daunting; but I can now confidently state there is sufficient time allotted to complete the lessons. The format was exceptionally user-friendly and designed in a way that even inexperienced computer users could successfully complete the course. I anticipated the course material would be somewhat “dry,” however was amazed at how interesting the topics were and how motivating the quiz format was.

Last, but definitely not least, was the unlimited assistance provided by your facilitator, Tanveer Makhani. Tanveer was always accessible, prompt-to-reply, extremely personable and highly knowledgeable. Like you, Steve, Tanveer has succeeded in leaving a memorable impression as an instructor, one whom I would not hesitate to contact in the future.

In closing, I look forward to applying my newfound skills within my position as Crime Analyst. This course, in addition to the other Alpha Group courses, has been a tremendous asset that has enhanced my proficiency and competence as a Crime Analyst. I anxiously await any future courses the AGC decides to offer.”

Crime Analyst
Greater Sudbury Police Service