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Criminal Justice Certificates

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Certificate Options:

  1. Advanced Juvenile Justice Studies Certificate
  2. Social Justice Certificate

To start, you need:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Desire to further your professional career

    Get the details on admission requirements, processes, and timelines.

     Finishing will take:

    • 1 year

    Begin your Certificate program:

    • Next term

    Where you will take classes:

    • Online/distance fall, winter, spring, 

    Tech you will need:

    • Computer with internet connection
    • Video conferencing capability (e.g., Skype)

    What you will learn:

    Advanced Juvenile Justice Studies: Provides students with advanced knowledge of research, theory, and practice that addresses challenges with youth, family, and community impacted by delinquent behavior and the juvenile justice system.

    Social Justice Certificate: Provides students with in-depth knowledge of complex social challenges and tools for addressing issues in social justice through research, theory, organizing, and affecting change.

    Learning outcomes:

    Advanced Juvenile Justice Studies Certificate: 

    • Explore the complexities of youth as a unique group of offenders with separate needs within the criminal justice system.
    • Understand the immediate and long-term effects of justice system involvement on youth, families, and communities.
    • Critically evaluate and analyze methods of responding to delinquent behavior and youth crime in the juvenile and criminal justice systems. 
    • Dissect the causes and consequences of youth crime and evidence-based practices for addressing delinquency and offending.

     

    Social Justice Certificate: 

    • Gain knowledge of complex social justice issues and how different systems interact around and within these realms.

    • Analyze interdisciplinary theories and approaches to complex social justice challenges and concerns.

    • Examine strategies for addressing complex social justice issues through activism, policy, practice, and intervention.

    CONTACT US:

    If you haven’t found the information you need or are still not sure where to direct your question, contact Dr. Misty Weitzel, weitzelm@wou.edu or 503-838-8520.