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 2021 Courses

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: Psych of Juvenile Delinquency

Psychology 601: Prisoner Re-Entry

Sociology 441: Criminology

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

Psych 601 Topic: Legal Psychology: Criminal and Civil Issues

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

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

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

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

Legal Studies 444: Law in Action

Psychology 405: Abnormal Psychology

Social Work 453 Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse

Social Work 646: Child Abuse and Neglect

Group 5 – Ethnography – Internship Prep

Counseling Psychology 225: Coming to Terms with Diversity- (Ethnic St)

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

Counseling Psychology 325: SEED

Counseling Psychology 655: Clinical Communication Skills

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

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

Group 6 – Field Work/Internship Seminar:

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 & 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

 

 

Summer 2021 Courses

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

Legal St 400: Victims and the Criminal Justice System

Legal St/History 426: History of Punishment

Legal St 450: The History of Prison

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

Legal St 400: Courts, Constitutionalism and Human Rights

Legal St/GWS 422: Women and the Law

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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