Program Overview

Tiffin University offers a Graduate Certificate in Crime Behavior for professionals that are interested in developing their career and professional opportunities in law enforcement and justice by studying the principles and procedures relating to understanding the psychological and sociological causes of crime. Students will study the causes of crime and learn about techniques and practices in crisis intervention, counseling, psychopathy and psychological analysis, personality assessments, and research methods.

Students will focus on sociology and other social studies and their application in analysis of criminal behavior. Those classes include introduction to forensic psychology, legal and ethical issues in psychology, mental health law, criminogenic psychopathology, drug abuse and society, advanced psychological assessment behavior, and cultural competence in the professional practice.

By completing the program, students will have demonstrated their professional qualifications in the studies of criminal justice and sociological topics related to the application and studies of justice. These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to explain concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and trends in criminal justice, to demonstrate the ability to apply legal and ethical principles to the criminal justice system, to describe the structure, function, and interaction of key institutions in criminal justice, to discuss the patterns, typologies, and root causes of crime, and to apply criminal justice concepts, processes, and practices to social justice and social change.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Tiffin University was established in 1888 and has nurtured a student-centered setting and a strong sense of real community for our students, faculty and staff. TU has successfully transitioned from traditional seated students to a mixture of seated and online students, from across the country and around the world. Tiffin University provides a personal and practical education for motivated students who want real-world experience and results.

    Tiffin University awards associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, many of which can be earned completely online.


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