Professional Certificate in Criminal Justice

Arium School of Arts & Sciences

Course introduction

This course will expose students to a wide spectrum of theories and data on criminal justice, provocative real-world examples and the latest developments from the field, including the intricate workings of the police, courts, and correctional systems; the concepts and processes of justice, and key policy issues.

Course Benefits

1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of law and justice, and an understanding of issues relating to criminal justice and the criminal justice system. 1.1 Understand the major concepts and theories relating to criminal justice and the criminal justice system.
1.2 Explain the causes of crime and the issues surrounding them.
2. Synthesize information on all facets or dimensions of criminal justice. 2.1 Critically evaluate multiple perspectives on criminal justice.
2.2 Develop both local and global knowledge on criminal justice and its systems.
3. Analyze and reflect on issues regarding criminal justice. 3.1 Apply major concepts and theories to real world issues regarding criminal justice.
3.2 Evaluate the issues and understand the limitations of the criminal justice system.

Course Outline

  • Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Nature and Extent of Crime
  • Understanding Crime and Victimization
  • Criminal Law
  • Public Policing and Public Security
  • Police Organizational Role and Function
  • Issues in Policing
  • Police and the Rule of Law
  • Court Structure and Personnel
  • Pretrial and Trial Procedures
  • Punishment and Sentencing
  • Community Sentences, Probation etc
  • Corrections, History, Institutions and Populations
  • Prisons Life
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Crime and Justice in the New Millenium

Available Course Sessions

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Trainer Profile

Our Lecturers

All our lecturers are selected based on their subject expertise, experience and dedication. They are required to possess at least a Masters in their subject expertise. With their years of work experience, they will also be able to illustrate topics in class with real world examples. We are committed to provide a high standard of service by promoting an environment conductive to student learning through a low student-teacher ratio of 30:1. Currently, we have 50 adjunct lecturers. A brief profile of some of our lecturers is given below.

Details of our lecturers can be found on our website.