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Program Overview

Explore some of the most important pillars of the criminal justice field by enrolling in the Certificate in Criminal Justice Administration. You’ll gain insight into the principles, problems, and solutions of supervision and management of personnel in the criminal justice agencies. Throughout the Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Administration program, you’ll delve into the issues and theories surrounding the field of corrections; behavioral, psychological, and sociological motivational factors of criminality; and study the intricacies within the judicial process of criminal justice

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Course Details

Course Listing

Certificate Requirements

  • 4 courses; 18 quarter units

Course Name

An analysis of the organization and management of criminal justice agencies. Discusses principles of supervision and motivation of personnel, management problems and solutions, decision-making and administration of policies and procedures.

An introduction to the field of corrections and the corrections continuum. Topics include contemporary theories of punishment, corrections and rehabilitation, local, state, federal and military confinement facilities and community alternatives to incarceration.

This course exposes the students to the basic tenets of criminal behavior, the causative and contributory factors of behavior. It explores the general personality, intellectual and social perspectives of criminal behavior.

A study of concepts and theories regarding the utilization, organization and management of the judicial process. Critically reviews the issues of fair trial, speedy trial, free press, calendar control, judicial responsibility and new technology. Students analyze the roles of the legal actors, problems of lower, trial and appellate courts and the distribution of judicial powers.

Certificate Requirements

This certificate provides students with an overview of some of the most important pillars of the criminal justice field. Students will gain insight into the principles, problems and solutions of supervision and management of personnel in the criminal justice agencies, the issues and theories surrounding the field of corrections, an understanding of the behavioral, psychological, sociological motivational factors of criminality and finally, a study of the intricacies within the judicial process of criminal justice.

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Program Disclosure

Successful completion and attainment of National University degrees do not lead to automatic or immediate licensure, employment, or certification in any state/country. The University cannot guarantee that any professional organization or business will accept a graduate’s application to sit for any certification, licensure, or related exam for the purpose of professional certification.

Program availability varies by state. Many disciplines, professions, and jobs require disclosure of an individual’s criminal history, and a variety of states require background checks to apply to, or be eligible for, certain certificates, registrations, and licenses. Existence of a criminal history may also subject an individual to denial of an initial application for a certificate, registration, or license and/or result in the revocation or suspension of an existing certificate, registration, or license. Requirements can vary by state, occupation, and/or licensing authority.

NU graduates will be subject to additional requirements on a program, certification/licensure, employment, and state-by-state basis that can include one or more of the following items: internships, practicum experience, additional coursework, exams, tests, drug testing, earning an additional degree, and/or other training/education requirements.

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