Criminal Justice Certificate Program

Program Overview

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Criminal Justice Certificate Program (CJCP) is a targeted selection of courses and field work for students wanting to learn about the dynamics of criminal and juvenile justice systems. Students who wish to enroll must see a Program Advisor at the Criminal Justice Office. At that time, in consultation with a program advisor, CJCP students select courses from a variety of academic departments to gain a broad understanding of the philosophy, theories, and operation of the adult and juvenile justice systems. Courses are derived from many departments, including Legal Studies, History, Sociology, Political Science, Social Work, Psychology, Statistics, Counseling Psychology, Communication Arts, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education.

CJCP studies focus on the causes of crime and delinquency, examine fundamental concepts underlying the practice of justice, and analyze the impact of crime on our society. The inner workings of criminal justice agencies are reviewed through an internship component and options for controlling crime are surveyed. Students are challenged to consider new ways of preventing and handling crime.

Studies are completed in tandem with a chosen major. Upon completion of all UW and college requirements and graduation, students are awarded an inscribed Certificate in Criminal Justice.

Courses

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Spring 2019 Courses

2019 Spring CJCP Course Offerings

Group 1: Criminal Justice System

Legal St/Soc 131: Criminal Justice in America – 9:30-10:45 T/R + disc

Group 2: Theories of Crime and Deviant Behavior

Psychology 526/586: The Criminal Mind: Forensic & Psychobio Perspect- 4cr- TuTh 11:00AM – 12:15PM- Disc

Psychology 601: Topic: Psych of Juvenile Delinquency- 3cr MoWe 9:00AM – 10:15AM (Psych Majors only)

Sociology 421: Deviant Behavior – 3cr MoWe 2:30PM – 3:45PM

Sociology 441: Criminology – 4cr MoWeFr 1:20-2:10 + disc

Sociology 446: Juvenile Delinquency – 3cr MoWe 4:00PM -5:15PM

Group 3: Crime and Justice/Operations of the Justice System

Legal Studies 400: Civil Rights – 3cr MoWe, 2:30PM – 3:45PM

Legal Studies 400: Wrongful Convictions- 3cr TuTh 9:30AM-10:45AM

Psych 601 Topic: Legal Psychology: Criminal and Civil Issues- 3cr Mo 2:25PM-4:55PM (Psych Majors only)

Sociology 496-001: Poverty, Inequality, and Social Policy- 3cr – TuTh 9:30AM – 10:45AM

Group 4: Broader Psycho/Socio/Economic Processes Related to Criminal Justice

Comp Lit 500-001 Topics: Guilt- 3cr TuTh 1:00PM – 2:15PM

Human Development & Family St 474: Racial Ethnic Families in U.S.- 3cr- multiple offerings (Ethnic St)

Library & Information Studies 640 Topics: Digital Privacy, Safety & Security- 3cr- Tu 9:00AM – 11:30AM

Legal Studies/ChicLa/Soc 443: Immigration, Crime & Enforcemt- 3cr- MoWe 2:30PM – 3:45PM (Ethnic St)

Legal Studies 400-023 Topics: Impacts of Social & Legal Issues on Health- 3cr – We 3:30PM – 5:25PM (app req)

Legal Studies 444: Law in Action- 3cr- TuTh 11:00AM – 12:15PM

Legal Studies 450: Criminal Justice and Popular Culture – 3cr Online

Legal Studies 477 History of Forensic Science- 3cr TuTh 11:00AM – 12:15PM

Political Science 412: The American Constitution II – 4cr TuTh 4:00PM – 5:15PM + disc

Psychology 509: Abnormal Psychology- 3cr- MoWe 4:00PM – 5:15PM

Social Work 453 Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse- 3cr- TuTh 4:00PM – 5:15PM

Group 5: Ethnography-Internship Prep

Counseling Psychology 225: Coming to Terms with Diversity- 3 cr- (ethnic studies) [online] (for Fresh/Soph online)

Counseling Psychology 655: Clinical Communication Skills- 3cr- Fr 8:00AM – 9:15AM + lab

Group 6: Fieldwork/Internship Seminar- All Internships must be Criminal/Juvenile Justice Related

Legal St/Soc 694/Social Work 663: Criminal Justice Field Observation- 3cr- We 9:00AM – 11:00AM (CJCP & LS students only- by application)

Options: Courses below limited to majors in those programs. Internships must be criminal/juvenile justice related.

Gender & Women’s St. 660: Internship in Gender & Women’s Studies- 6cr- We 1:20PM – 3:50PM
Human Development & Family Studies 601: Internship- 3-8cr- multiple offerings
Political Science:  Legislative Internship- 3cr- online
Rehab Psychology & Special Ed 630: Internship in Rehabilitation or Special Ed- 3-6cr- multiple offerings
Social Work 401: Field Practice and Integrative Seminar I- 5cr- multiple offerings

Summer 2019 Courses

GROUP 1 – CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

Legal Studies/Soc 131: Criminal Justice in America – 3cr – 8:55-11:20am [DDD session 6/17-7/14]

GROUP 3 – CRIME AND JUSTICE/OPERATIONS OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM

Legal St/Gender & Women’s St/Sociology 425: Crime, Gender and Justice- 3cr – online [DHH session: 6/17-8/11]

Legal St/History 426: History of Punishment – 3cr online – [DDD session: 6/17-7/14]

Legal St/ChLa/Soc 440: Ethnicity, Race, and Justice – 3cr (ethnic studies) – 1-3:25 MTWR [ZDD session: 5/20-6/16]

GROUP 4 – BROADER PSYCHO/SOCIO/ECONOMIC PROCESS RELATED TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Social Work 462: Child Welfare – 3cr – 9-12:10 MTR [ADD session 5/28-6/23]

Social Work 646: Child Abuse and Neglect – 3cr online [DHH session: 6/17-8/11]

GROUP 5 – ETHNOGRAPHY INTERNSHIP PREP

Communication Arts 371: Communication and Conflict Resolution – 3cr – online [DHH session: 6/17-8/11]

Communication Arts 373: Intercultural Communication – 3cr – [Ethnic St] online [DDD session: 6/17-7/14]

Counseling Psych 225: Coming to Terms with Diversity- 3cr (Ethnic St) –online [BHH session: 6/3-7/28]

Counseling Psychology 650: Theory & Practice in Interviewing- 3cr- 8:55-12:15 MTWR [ACC session: 5/28-6/16]

GROUP 6 – FIELDWORK/INTERNSHIP SEMINAR

Legal St/Soc 694: Field Observation in Criminal Justice & Legal Studies- 3cr- (Application required]

 

Fall 2019 Courses

2019 Fall CJCP Course Offerings

Group 1: Criminal Justice System

Legal Studies/Sociology 131: Criminal Justice in America- M/W 2:30-3:45 + disc

Group 2: Theories of Crime and Deviant Behavior

Psychology 526/586: The Criminal Mind: Forensic & Psychobio Perspect- 4cr- MoWe 4:00PM – 5:15PM- Disc

Sociology 441: Criminology – 4cr MoWe 2:30PM – 3:45PM + disc

Group 3: Crime and Justice/Operations of the Justice System

Legal Studies 400-018: Wrongful Convictions- 3cr MoWe 2:30PM-3:45PM

Legal Studies 400-026: Neighborhoods, Crime and Punishment – 3cr TuTh 1:00PM – 2:15PM

Legal Studies/GWS/Soc 425: Crime, Gender, Justice – 3cr Online

Legal Studies/Hist 426: History of Punishment – 4cr – TuTh 1:00PM – 2:15PM- Disc

Legal Studies/ChicLa/Soc 440: Ethnicity, Race, & Justice – 3cr – MoWe 4:00PM – 5:15PM (Ethnic St)

Psychology 401: Psychology, Law, & Social Policies – 3cr – MoWe 4:00PM – 5:15PM

Sociology 496-001: Poverty, Inequality, and Social Policy- 3cr – TuTh 9:30AM – 10:45AM

Group 4: Broader Psycho/Socio/Economic Processes Related to Criminal Justice

AfAm 671-002: Criminalizing Blackness – 3cr – We 2:25-5:25 (Ethnic St)

Human Development & Family St 474: Racial Ethnic Families in U.S.- 3cr- multiple offerings (Ethnic St)

Legal Studies 400: Law, Sexuality, & Society – 3cr – TuTh 9:30AM – 10:45AM

Legal Studies 409: Human Rights in Law and Society – 3cr – TuTh 9:30AM – 10:45AM

Legal Studies 450: Criminal Justice and Popular Culture – 3cr Online

Political Science 412: The American Constitution II – 4cr TuTh 4:00PM – 5:15PM + disc

Psychology 405: Abnormal Psychology- 3-4cr- MoWe 2:30PM – 3:45PM

Sociology 633: Social Stratification – 3cr – TuTh 11:00AM – 12:15PM

Social Work 420: Poverty and Social Welfare – 3 cr – Tu 1:20PM – 3:15PM

Social Work 453 Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse- 3cr- TuTh 4:00PM – 5:15PM

Social Work 462: Child Welfare – 3cr – TuTh 8:00AM – 9:15AM

Social Work 523: Family Violence – 3cr – Th 3:30PM – 5:25PM

Social Work 646: Child Abuse and Neglect – 3cr – multiple offerings

Group 5: Ethnography-Internship Prep

Counseling Psychology 225: Coming to Terms with Diversity- 3 cr- (ethnic studies) [online] (for Fresh/Soph online)

Counseling Psychology 325: SEED – 3 cr – Tu 4:30PM – 7:00PM

Counseling Psychology 655: Clinical Communication Skills- 3cr- Fr 8:00AM – 9:15AM + lab

Political Science 202: Prep for Wis in Washington Program – 1cr – Online

Sociology 205: Intercultural Dialogues – 3cr – Mo 2:25PM – 3:15PM + lab

Social Work 441: Generalist Practice; Individuals, Families & Groups (SW Majors only) – multiple offerings

Group 6: Fieldwork/Internship Seminar- All Internships must be Criminal/Juvenile Justice Related

Legal St/Soc 694: Field Observation in Criminal Justice & Legal St- 3cr- We 9:00AM-11:00AM (Application required)

 

Options: Courses below limited to majors in those programs. Internships must be criminal/juvenile justice related.

Gender & Women’s St 660: Internship in Gender & Women’s Studies- 6cr- We 1:20PM – 3:50PM

Human Development & Family Studies 601: Internship- 3-8cr- multiple offerings

Political Science 315:  Legislative Internship- 3cr- Online

Rehab Psychology & Special Ed 630: Internship in Rehabilitation or Special Ed- 3-6cr- multiple offerings

Social Work 401: Field Practice and Integrative Seminar I- 5cr- multiple offerings

 

File last updated: March 13, 2019
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