About the Course
Introduction to Criminal Justice & Ministry and the Law
Total Credit hours : 5
3 Months Program
Weekly Class 1 per week
A Certificate in Introduction to Criminal Justice is a short-term educational program that provides individuals with foundational knowledge of the criminal justice system, its components, and its functions. This certificate program is designed to introduce students to key concepts in the field of criminal justice and may be suitable for those interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement, corrections, criminology, or related fields. Here's what you can generally expect from a Certificate in Introduction to Criminal Justice program:
1. Core Curriculum:
Certificate programs in Introduction to Criminal Justice typically include core courses that cover fundamental aspects of the criminal justice system, including:
Introduction to Criminal Justice: An overview of the criminal justice system, its agencies, and its role in society.
Criminal Law: An examination of the principles and concepts of criminal law, including the elements of criminal offenses and legal procedures.
Law Enforcement: An exploration of law enforcement agencies, their functions, and the roles of police officers.
Corrections: An overview of correctional institutions, probation, parole, and the rehabilitation of offenders.
Criminology: An introduction to the study of crime, criminal behavior, and theories of crime causation.
2. Legal and Ethical Considerations:
Discussion of legal and ethical issues related to criminal justice, including due process, civil rights, and ethical decision-making.
3. Criminal Justice Procedures:
Understanding the criminal justice process from arrest to trial, including investigation, evidence collection, and court procedures.
4. Criminal Justice Systems:
An overview of the various components of the criminal justice system, including the police, courts, and corrections.
5. Career Exploration:
Some programs may offer guidance on potential career paths within the criminal justice field and the educational requirements for those careers.
6. Certificate Completion:
Upon successfully completing the program, students typically receive a certificate recognizing their completion of the Introduction to Criminal Justice program.
7. Career Opportunities:
While a Certificate in Introduction to Criminal Justice alone may not qualify individuals for specific careers in the field, it can serve as a foundation for further education and career advancement. Graduates may pursue entry-level positions in law enforcement agencies, private security, or related fields. Many individuals use this certificate as a stepping stone to pursue more advanced degrees in criminal justice or related areas.
Areas to be covered in this course
1.Intro to Crime & Criminology: Help and Review 2. Theories of Crime: Help and Review 3. Types of Crime: Help and Review 4. The Criminal Justice Field: Help and Review
5. Criminal Justice Agencies in the U.S.: Help and Review 6. Law Enforcement in the U.S.: Help and Review 7. The Role of the Police Department: Help and Review 8. The U.S. Court System: Help and Review 9. Constitutional Law in the U.S.: Help and Review 10. Criminal Law in the U.S.: Help and Review 11. The Criminal Trial in the U.S. Justice System: Help and Review 12. The Sentencing Process in Criminal Justice: Help and Review 13. Corrections & Correctional Institutions: Help and Review 14. The Juvenile Justice System: Help and Review