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If you have an associate's degree or have worked in criminal justice, law enforcement, or the military within the past 18 months, this online certificate program is designed to help you qualify for managerial or supervisory criminal justice positions. With Kaplan University's Web-based training, you study the foundational knowledge and skills required to become an effective manager or supervisor without interrupting your work schedule or other obligations.
This innovative program is intended to teach you to identify and understand management theories and functions central to criminal justice organizations. Your online coursework will focus on the roles managers play in establishing a successful social framework, including:
The Management and Supervision Certificate in Criminal Justice program is designed to provide you with specialized knowledge necessary to seek managerial or supervisory positions in a broad range of criminal justice areas. Apply for leadership positions in corrections, corporate or environmental crime investigation, criminal investigation, federal or state law enforcement, loss prevention, private or public security, probation and parole, postal service inspection, substance abuse, and social work.*†
Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.
Online Start Date
Jan 08, 2014
Online Start Date
Jan 29, 2014
Online Start Date
Feb 26, 2014
This course helps students apply research and critical thinking skills to develop effective arguments. Students will create professional writings, incorporating post-draft revision strategies and working constructively with colleagues.
Total Program Credits: 36
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
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.
This course will cover the methodology and rationale behind the unified response to a terrorist, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), or disaster incident within the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS). Students will explore the management and incident command response to terrorist, WMD, or disaster events, including elements of logistics, budgeting, prioritization, staffing, and support. Students will examine these methodologies from the perspective of crisis management and consequence management.
Total Program Credits: 36
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.
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
The course provides an introduction to
homeland security and the agency role in preparing national
security for threats of domestic and international terrorism.
This role ensures homeland security management and operational
assistance for federal, state, and local agencies. The goal of
this course is to ensure students develop an understanding of how
the Department of Homeland Security prepares and addresses
domestic and international terrorism. The student should be able
to apply this knowledge from both an academic and practitioner
perspective. Students will demonstrate the ability to apply this
knowledge by identifying and applying homeland security
management principles and practices.
This course deals with concepts and theory in
the field of organizational behavior. The course focuses on the
historical perspectives of organizational theorists, theories of
motivations and leadership, and future trends and developments in
This course focuses on the issues related to
federal statutes that affect the human resources function. Among
topics addressed are employment relationships and procedures,
employment discrimination, and employment regulations. Some
specific issues covered in the course are EEO, affirmative
action, OSHA, employee privacy, and wrongful
MT 203 or enrollment in the Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate
This course explores human behavior in
organizations. Students examine individual behavior, attitudes,
personality, values, perception, and emotions and how these
affect organization outcomes. The course also looks at the
theories, concepts, and application of motivation, as well as the
importance of stress management and professional ethics and
etiquette. Students gain an understanding and appreciation for
communication processes, channels, and styles. They also gain a
set of organizational design tools.
The 25% tuition reduction applies only to international students living outside of the United States. This discount does not apply to military students. Please check with your advisor to see if you are eligible.
Some programs have additional associated fees that are not included in the price of tuition. Click here or check with an Admissions Advisor for more information.
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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.
Learn more about grants and Kaplan University Scholarships and that may help reduce the cost of your education.
Kaplan University tuition reductions (including active-duty, spouse, and veterans military tuition rates; scholarships; grants; vouchers; and alumni and alliance reductions) cannot be combined.
Kaplan University has significantly reduced many of our tuition rates and fees for active-duty servicemembers, their spouses, and veterans. Click here for more information.
* Additional police academy training may be required for law enforcement jobs.
† Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.