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Corrections Certificate

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Corrections refers to the branch of the criminal justice system that deals with individuals who have been convicted of a crime. The Corrections Certificate will provide the opportunity for students to explore this unique subsystem of the justice system by (a) examining the historical issues and penological development that shaped contemporary corrections; (b) evaluating constitutional and ethical issues inside and outside the correctional system. It is also designed to help prepare future leaders to grasp and resolve institutional, ethical, and operational issues and work collaboratively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

The certificate program in corrections is a stand-alone program that is not embedded in an undergraduate degree program, and prior college experience is not required for acceptance. Non-degree seeking professionals to include police officers, first responders, and criminal justice workers may find the certificate useful in enhancing their professional credentials and expanding their repertoire of skills to help people.

The certificate in corrections requires 18 credit hours of coursework.


Why take this certificate?

  • Explore a criminal justice system that deals with crime conviction
  • Learn about contemporary corrections
  • Evaluate constitutional and ethical issues in the criminal justice profession
  • Understand the culture of gangs and their influence Grasp and resolve institutional, ethical, and operational issues and work collaboratively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives

Who is it for?

Professionals or students who need to:

  •  Study thoughts and issues in the criminal justice system
  • Review penology and correctional practices
  • Distinguish juvenile and adult corrections
  • Develop leaderships skills in resolving ethical and institutional issues
  • Collaborate with individuals from diverse backgrounds

Careers

  • Students, police officers, first responders, and criminal justice workers may find the certificate useful in enhancing their professional credentials and expanding their repertoire of skills to help people