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    Online Start Date
    Aug 27, 2014

    Sep 17

    Online Start Date
    Sep 17, 2014

    Oct 15

    Online Start Date
    Oct 15, 2014

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  • Curriculum: All Tracks

    Certificate Requirements

    CJ 101: INTRODUCTION TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM (5 Credits)

    This course provides an overview of the criminal justice system in the United States. Students gain an understanding of the philosophy and development of the criminal justice system, the current state of the criminal justice agencies and institutions, and the issues and challenges facing them.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 36
    Total Program Credits: 36

    CJ 102: CRIMINOLOGY I (5 Credits)

    This course presents a framework for studying the nature and causes of crime and antisocial behavior. It focuses on explanations provided through criminal topologies and criminological theories, using a variety of multidisciplinary perspectives. Topics range from crime causation to the extent of crime, victimization, social and psychological theories, and various types of criminality including violent, property, and public order offenses.

    Prerequisites Required: CJ 101

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 36
    Total Program Credits: 36

    CJ 130: INTRODUCTION TO CORRECTIONS (5 Credits)

    This course examines the administrative and operational aspects of modern corrections in the United States. The historical development of corrections; the philosophy of punishment and corrections; correctional institutions, programs, and services; and topics such as inmate rights and correctional staffing are examined. Contemporary issues, such as overcrowding and privatization, are also explored.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 36
    Total Program Credits: 36

    CJ 140: INTRODUCTION TO CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (5 Credits)

    This course is designed to acquaint the student with the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and constitutional amendments as they relate to criminal law and the collection of criminal evidence. It will introduce students to criminal evidence through landmark Supreme Court cases and provide background in search and seizure and due process as they relate to criminal justice practice.

    Prerequisites Required: CJ 101

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 36
    Total Program Credits: 36

    CJ 150: JUVENILE DELINQUENCY (5 Credits)

    This course involves the study of the historical development of the juvenile justice system, current programs and services available to juvenile offenders, and delinquency hearings and criminal trials.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 36
    Total Program Credits: 36

    CJ 212: CRIME PREVENTION (5 Credits)

    This course provides an overview of the diverse field of crime prevention with a heavy emphasis on primary prevention and a minor focus on secondary and tertiary prevention. Students will explore such elements of crime prevention as physical environmental design, the role of the community and the mass media, deterrence, community policing, school programs, drug abuse issues, and rehabilitation.

    Prerequisites Required: CJ 101

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 36
    Total Program Credits: 36

    CJ 340: APPLIED CRIMINAL JUSTICE ETHICS (6 Credits)

    This course teaches students the fundamentals of morality and ethics in the context of applied criminal justice. Topics covered include the role of ethics as it pertains to the recruitment, hiring, and promotion of personnel; the mission of the criminal justice system; the importance of maintaining public trust; the responsible use of discretionary authority; the devastating consequences of official misconduct and recommendations for its control; the importance of organizational leadership; the role of training; and the future of the criminal justice system.

    Prerequisites Required: CJ 101

    CJ 345: SUPERVISORY PRACTICES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (6 Credits)

    This course combines state-of-the-art behavioral theory with numerous cases that allow students to identify and resolve personnel and organizational problems. It prepares students for effective police management and supervision.

    Prerequisites Required: CJ 101

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 36
    Total Program Credits: 36

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    Kaplan University Learning Center students will only complete a portion of this program on site. You will need to complete at least 50% of the program requirements online, or through transfer credit awarded via prior learning assessment. If you have any questions about these requirements, please speak with an admissions advisor.

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