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

Legal Studies 400: Civil Rights

Legal Studies 400: Protest, Policing, and Social Justice Movements

Legal Studies 400: Wrongful Convictions

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

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

Legal St 450: Courts, Constitutionalism and Human Rights

Legal St/GWS 422: Women and the Law

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

Legal Studies 444: Law in Action

Political Science 412: The American Constitution II

Psychology 405: Abnormal Psychology

Social Work 453: Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse

Social Work 523: Family Violence

Social Work 646: Child Abuse and Neglect

Social Work 674: Sex Trafficking and Social Work

Group 5 – Ethnography – Internship Prep

Communication Arts 565: Communication and Interethnic Behavior

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)

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)

Soc 320: Court Records Project

 

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 1 – Criminal Justice System

Legal Studies/Sociology 131: Criminal Justice in America

Group 2 – Theories of Crime and Deviant Behavior

Soc 446: Juvenile Delinquency

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/Soc/ChicLa 440: Ethnicity, Race and Justice

Legal St 450: The History of Prison

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

Legal St 450: Courts, Constitutionalism and Human Rights

Legal St/GWS 422: Women and the Law

Psychology 405: Abnormal Psychology

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 required]

*Internship programs in other departments may also be offered.

Fall 2021 Courses

Group 1: Criminal Justice System

Legal Studies/Sociology 131: Criminal Justice in America-

Group 2: Theories of Crime and Deviant Behavior

Psychology 510: Critical Issues in Child Psychopathology

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

Sociology 421: Processes of Deviant Behavior

Sociology 441: Criminology

Sociology 446: Juvenile Delinquency

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

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

Legal Studies/ChicLa/Soc 440: Ethnicity, Race, & 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)

Human Development & Family St 501: Children of Incarcerated Parents

Legal Studies 400: Law, Sexuality, & Society

Legal Studies 450: Courts, Constitutionalism, & Human Rights

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 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 655: Clinical Communication Skills

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

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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