SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) An area university is touting a new, state of the art center… aimed at fighting crime.

The University of Scranton opened the Center for the Analysis and Prevention of Crime on Monday.

The center will provide education, certification and professional development in the latest scientific criminal justice techniques.

Through the center, university students will be able to minor in crime analysis or earn a certificate in crime analysis, crime prevention or criminal investigations.

Michael Jenkins, Center for Analysis in Prevention of Crime  told Eyewitness News, “We know that crime is not just a criminal justice issue, it affects all aspects of life and there are many different individuals and agencies who are working to help prevent crime”

The center will also give students the opportunity to work directly with criminal justice agencies and faculty on research, data collection and analysis.