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 2020 Courses

2020 Spring CJCP Course Offerings

Group 1 – Criminal Justice System

Legal Studies/Sociology 131: Criminal Justice in America- 4cr- 4:30-6:30PM- Disc

Group 2 – Theories of Crime and Deviant Behavior

Psychology 526/586: The Criminal Mind: Forensic & Psychobio Perspect- 4cr

Psychology 601: Topic: Psych of Juvenile Delinquency- 3cr (Psych Majors only)

Social Work 612: Psychopathology – 3cr (Social Work/Welfare majors only)

Sociology 441: Criminology – 4cr

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

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

Psych 601 Topic: Legal Psychology: Criminal and Civil Issues- 3cr (Psych Majors only)

Group 4 – Broader Psycho/Social/Economic Process Related to Criminal Justice

AmerInd/Sociology 578: Poverty and Place – 3cr (Ethnic St)

Botany 575: Forensic Botany

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

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

Legal Studies 400 Topics: Law, Sexuality & Society – 3cr – TuTh 4:00PM – 5:15PM

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

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

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

Psychology 405: Abnormal Psychology- 3cr

Social Work 453 Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse- 3cr

Social Work 646: Child Abuse and Neglect – 3cr (Social Work/Welfare majors only)

Group 5 – Ethnography – Internship Prep

Communication Arts 371: Communication and Conflict Resolution – 3cr

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

Counseling Psychology 325: SEED – 3 cr

Counseling Psychology 655: Clinical Communication Skills- 3cr

Inter-HE 202: Careers and Leadership Dev (SOHE Majors only)

Sociology 205: Intercultural Dialogues – 3cr (Ethnic St) (application)

Group 6 – Field Work/Internship Seminar:

Legal St/Soc 694: Field Observation in Criminal Justice & Legal St- 3cr- We 9:00AM-10:50AM (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

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

 

 

Summer 2020 Courses

GROUP 2 – THEORIES OF CRIME AND DEVIANT BEHAVIOR

Sociology 446: Juvenile Delinquency – 3cr – online [ZDD session: 5/18-6/14]

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 – [ZDD session: 5/18-6/14]

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

Comm Arts 313: Documentary Today: Crime & Punishment, Truth & Lies – 3 credits – [7/13-8/9]

Legal St/GWS 422: Women and the Law – 3 cr – online – [ZHH session: 5/18-7/12]

Legal St/History 459: Rule of Law – 3cr – online – [DDD session: 6/15-7/12]

Psychology 405: Abnormal Psych – 3cr – in person – [DHH session: 6/15-8/9]

Social Work 453: Alcohol and Other Drugs of Abuse – 3cr – in person – [DHH session: 6/15-8/9]

Social Work 646: Child Abuse and Neglect – 3cr online [DHH session: 6/15-8/9]

GROUP 5 – ETHNOGRAPHY INTERNSHIP PREP

Communication Arts 371: Communication and Conflict Resolution – 3cr – online [DHH session: 6/15-8/9]

Communication Arts 373: Intercultural Communication – 3cr – [Ethnic St] online [DDD session: 6/15-7/12]

Counseling Psych 225: Coming to Terms with Diversity- 3cr [Ethnic St] –online [BHH session: 6/1-7/26]

Counseling Psych 237: Mental Health, Self-Awareness, and Social Justice: Working in Diverse Communities – 3cr – in person [DDD session: 6/15-7/12]

Counseling Psychology 655: Clinical Communication Skills – 3cr- in person [ADD session: 5/26-6/21]

GROUP 6 – FIELDWORK/INTERNSHIP SEMINAR

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

*Internship programs in other departments may also be offered.

Fall 2020 Courses

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 510: Critical Issues in Child Psychopathology – M/W 2:30-3:45 + disc

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

Sociology 421: Processes of Deviant Behavior – 3cr MoWe 4:00PM – 5:15PM

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

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

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

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

Psychology 601: Issues in Prisoner Re-entry – 3cr – We 1:00PM – 3:45PM

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

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

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

Human Development & Family St 501: Children of Incarcerated Parents – 3cr Mo 8:15-10:45am

Legal Studies 400: Law, Sexuality, & Society – 3cr – TuTh 2:30PM – 3:45PM

Legal Studies 450: Courts, Constitutionalism, & Human Rights – 3cr – TuTh 1:ooPM – 2:15PM

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

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

Group 5: Ethnography-Internship Prep

Counseling Psych 225: Intersectionalities, Self -Awareness, And Social Actions For Social Change – 3cr (restricted to students with first or second year standing)

Counseling Psych 237: Mental Health, Self-Awareness, and Social Justice: Working in Diverse Communities – 3cr

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

Counseling Psychology 655: Clinical Communication Skills- 3cr- Fr 7:45AM – 9:15AM + lab

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

Human Development & Family Studies 601: Internship

Political Science 315:  Legislative Internship

Rehab Psychology & Special Ed 630: Internship in Rehabilitation or Special Ed

Social Work 401: Field Practice and Integrative Seminar I

 

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