Taught by seasoned professionals within the criminal justice industry, the certificate curriculum provides you with a holistic view of criminal justice systems – from how policy is made to the impact of laws and how they are enforced. Recognized for excellence in online instruction, courses are embedded with interactive learning tools and emphasize on-the-job challenges to facilitate learning.
Build the knowledge you need for advancement
Get practical insight to help you stand out and be recognized. Real world examples – like a pill mill case study – will illustrate how the entire criminal justice system operates – including the roles of a judge, prosecutor, witnesses and the application of the RICO statute. And if you think teaching may be in your future, completing this certificate could help satisfy the educational requirements needed to become a criminal justice instructor.
Dig deep into relevant issues & strategies impacting law enforcement
Learn to create new strategies by examining and evaluating trending topics in the Criminal Justice field from data-driven and evidence-based practice perspectives. Prosecutorial discretion, use of force, intelligence-led policing, community partnerships and behavior analysis are just some of the subjects you’ll study when forming new strategic approaches. You will also learn to employ problem-based learning to explore ethical leadership principles and their relationship to legal and regulatory issues within criminal justice.
Earn a certificate created & taught by industry experts
You’ll benefit by learning from instructors who are successful professionals with robust experience in Criminal Justice-related fields, including law enforcement. And because our curriculum is aligned with national standards set by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) and reviewed by a highly-accomplished advisory board, you can be sure the Criminal Justice Leadership Certificate is designed to align with industry standards.
Get a head start on your master’s degree at Franklin
All 16 credits earned as part of the Criminal Justice Leadership certificate transfer toward the credits required for the Master of Public Administration (MPA) with Criminal Justice Administration pathway. This is a great way for you to become familiar with graduate-level courses and see if a master’s degree is right for you without committing to a whole program of study right away. Moreover, because there’s no GRE requirement with a GPA of 2.75 or higher, you can get started right away.
Finish your criminal justice certificate online in six months
Quickly learn what you need to build your knowledge and position yourself for success. Because Franklin University specializes in meeting the educational needs of ambitious professionals, our entire program is designed to be completed online in six months so you don't need to re-arrange your life around your education. Furthermore, if you’ve completed the Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program (CLEE), you can transfer in four credits toward your certificate requirements and finish even faster.