Criminal Justice Certificate Program

Program Overview

The Criminal Justice Certificate Program (CJCP) includes an interdisciplinary sequence of classes and an internship, for students interested in the American criminal and juvenile justice systems. Certificate students select courses in legal studies and from the departments of Sociology, Political Science, Social Work, Psychology, Gender and Women’s Studies, Anthropology, History, Human Development and Family Studies, Rehabilitation Psychology, Integrated Liberal Studies, and Counseling Psychology. Students gain a broad understanding of the philosophy, theories, and operation of the adult and juvenile justice systems.

Courses

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Spring 2023 Courses

Major and Certificate overviews

Group 1 – Criminal Justice System

Legal Studies/Sociology 131: Criminal Justice in America

Group 2 – Theories of Crime and Deviant Behavior

Psychology 526/586: The Criminal Mind

Psychology 601: Prisoner Re-Entry

Social Work 612: Psychopathology in Generalist Social Work Practice

Sociology 441: Criminology

Sociology 446: Juvenile Delinquency

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

Ed Pol 150: Incarceration and Education

Legal Studies 400: Criminal Injustice in America

Legal Studies/Soc/GWS 425: Crime, Gender & Justice

Psych 601 Topic: Legal Psychology: Criminal and Civil Issues

Rehab Psych 660: Disability and Criminal Justice

Rehab Psych 660: Forensic Rehabilitation

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

AfAm/GWS 625: Gender, Race and the Civil Rights Movement

Botany 575: Forensic Botany

History 277: Making Black Lives Matter: A History of a Movement

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

ILS 371: Sex, Drugs and Literature in Latin America

Legal Studies/ChicLa/Soc 443: Immigration, Crime & Enforcemt (Ethnic St)

Legal Studies 444: Law in Action

Legal St 450: Courts, Constitutionalism and Human Rights

Legal St/Soc 641: Sociology of Law

Political Science 412: The American Constitution

Psychology 311: Sexual Violence Research and Advocacy

Psychology 405: Abnormal Psychology

Public Affairs 520: Inequality, Race and Public Policy

Social Work 453: Substance Use Disorders

Social Work 646: Child Abuse and Neglect

Group 5 – Ethnography – Internship Prep

Communication Arts 565: Communication and Inter-ethnic Behavior (Ethnic St)

Counseling Psychology 225: Intersectionalities- (Ethnic St)

Counseling Psychology 325: SEED

Counseling Psychology 655: Clinical Communication Skills

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

Inter-LS 210: L&S Career Development

Inter-LS 215: Communicating about Careers (Comm B)

Political Science 316: Careers in Political Science

Sociology 205: Intercultural Dialogues (Ethnic St) (application)

Group 6 – Field Work/Internship Seminar:

Ed Pol 205: Language and Social Inequality

Ed Pol 500: Participatory Action Research

Legal Studies 473: Impacts of Social & Legal Issues on Health – (app req)

Legal St/Soc 694: Field Observation in Criminal Justice & Legal St  (Application and internship 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 and Family Studies 592: Research

Human Development & Family Studies 601: Internship

Political Science 315:  Legislative Internship

Psychology 621: Research

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

Social Work 401: Field Practice and Integrative Seminar I

Sociology 320: Research

Summer 2023 Courses

Major and Certificate overviews

Group 1 – Criminal Justice System

Legal Studies/Sociology 131: Criminal Justice in America

Group 2 – Processes of Order and Disorder

Sociology 421: Processes of Deviant Behavior

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

Legal St 400: Transitional Justice

Legal St/Soc/GWS 425: Crime, Gender and Justice

Legal St/History 426: History of Punishment

Legal St 450: History of Prison

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

Legal St/GWS 422: Women and the Law

Legal St/Hist 476: Medieval Law and Society

Psychology 405: Abnormal Psychology

Soc 578: Poverty and Place

Group 5 – Ethnography/Internship Prep

Communication Arts 371: Communication and Conflict Resolution

Counseling Psych 225: Intersectionalities, Self-Awareness, and Social Actions for Social Change

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

Counseling Psych 655: Clinical Communication Skills

Group 6 – Fieldwork/Internship Seminar

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

*Internship programs in other departments may also be offered.

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

Gender & Women’s St 660: Internship in Gender & Women’s Studies

Human Development & Family Studies 601: Internship

Political Science 315:  Legislative Internship

Public Affairs  327: Administrative Internship

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

Social Work 401: Field Practice and Integrative Seminar I

Fall 2022 Courses

Major and Certificate overviews

Group 1: Criminal Justice System

Legal Studies/Sociology 131: Criminal Justice in America

Group 2: Theories of Crime and Deviant Behavior

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

Sociology 421: Processes of Deviant Behavior

Sociology 441: Criminology

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

Legal Studies/GWS/Soc 425: Crime, Gender, Justice

Legal Studies 435: Civil Rights

Legal Studies/ChicLa/Sociology 440: Ethnicity, Race and Justice (ethnic st)

Psychology 401: Psychology, Law, & Social Policies

Psychology 601: Issues in Prisoner Re-entry

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

AfAm 671-002: Criminalizing Blackness

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

ILS 371: Sex, Drugs and Literature in Latin America (FIG course)

Legal Studies 444: Law in Action

Legal Studies 450: Courts, Constitutionalism, & Human Rights

Legal Studies 641: Sociology of Law

Psychology 405: Abnormal Psychology

Social Work 420: Poverty and Social Welfare

Social Work 453 Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse

Social Work 462: Child Welfare

Social Work 523: Family Violence

Social Work 646: Child Abuse and Neglect

Group 5: Ethnography-Internship Prep

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

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

Counseling Psychology 325: SEED

Counseling Psychology 620: Interviewing

Counseling Psychology 655: Clinical Communication Skills

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

Inter-LS 210: L&S Career Development

Inter-LS 215: Communicating about Careers (Comm B)

Sociology 205: Intercultural Dialogues

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

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

History 200: US Military MIA Project

Legal Studies 473: Impacts on Health (Application required)

Legal St/Soc 694: Field Observation in Criminal Justice & Legal St(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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