Criminal Justice Professional Certificate Program

MyCAA Course Information

Course Code: MYCAA-CJ-PRO
Program Duration: 6 Months
Course Level: Advanced
Mentor Supported: Yes

Course Overview

The American criminal justice system is one of the most unique and robust legal frameworks in the world. Facing a host of issues from overwhelming corrections populations to evolving search and seizure methods within the confines of the Fourth Amendment, professionals working in the Criminal Justice system require a comprehensive understanding of the various issues facing all of the players in the legal system on the criminal side as well as the societal and utilitarian principles affected by these decisions every day. Beyond that, the amount of technology changes for law enforcement and other security and investigative agencies requires a broad understanding of the criminal justice system overall.

The Criminal Justice Professional program offers a comprehensive look at the American criminal justice system, particularly from the legal side. Understanding what is required for a conviction, the standards by which defendants are measured and the ins and outs of evidentiary considerations are imperative for anyone working in law enforcement, investigation or security as well as individuals working for companies that serve these fields. The Criminal Justice Professional program brings together a strategic sample of topics that ensure students complete this track with the knowledge and skills they'll require to excel in these fields.

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Course Description

The Criminal Justice Professional program provides students the basic competencies involved in criminal justice, legal and investigative ethics, criminal law and procedure as well as juvenile justice and criminal courts. Many legal assistants, law enforcement professionals, as well as court and corrections officials have acquired a background understanding in Criminal Justice in order to better inform their positions and every day actions on the job. An increasingly complex field, with the capability of DNA evidence, the growing privatization of correctional facilities and multifaceted discussions on changes in federal sentencing legislation, criminal justice professionals have a background that is applicable in a variety of fields. Ideal for anyone looking toward a career in this fascinating field as well as experienced professionals looking for additional education, the Criminal Justice Professional program has a variety of applications.

Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

Define key terms related to the justice system

Examine the justice system

Analyze concepts related to criminal law

Compare and contrast theories of crime

Evaluate the impact history has had on the American justice system

Examine issues and emerging trends in criminal justice

Define terms related to criminal law

Examine the purpose and function of criminal law

Assess legal issues as presented in court cases

Analyze key concepts related to criminal law

Examine various laws

Define key concepts related to ethics

Explain the impact of ethical decisions

Explain the relationship between values, morals, ethics, and critical thinking

Compare and contrast philosophies related to ethics

Analyze the process of making ethical decisions

Examine ethics in the criminal justice system

Evaluate methods used to address ethical misconduct in society

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