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Crime, Psychology, and Public Policy Certificate

Crime, Psychology, and Public Policy (CRMPPP)

The 15 credit undergraduate certificate program in Crime, Psychology, and Public Policy (CRMPPP) provides students an overview of the causes of crime and criminal behavior, the legal and criminal justice processes, and public policy toward crime-related issues. Students receive an in-depth understanding of the social and psychological causes of crime, policies to fight and prevent crime, the use of psychology to analyze and investigate criminal behavior, and the legal processes that involve accused and convicted criminals.  The certificate program is intended for those who are interested in learning more about the criminal justice system and the causes of crime.  Knowledge of the causes of criminal behavior and the criminal justice system are important to careers in the police, security, the correctional system, social work, law, psychology, journalism, and government or politics.

List of Courses* Included in the Certificate:
Take 3 credits in each of the following subject areas from a program list of approved courses

Criminology Approved list of courses:
SOC 012(GS). Criminology

Crime and the Individual Approved list of courses:
PSYCH 243(GS). Introduction to Well-being and Positive Psychology
PSYCH 256(GS). Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
PSYCH 261(GS). Introduction to Psychology of Learning
PSYCH 270. Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
PSYCH 412. Adolescence
PSYCH 473. Behavior Modification
PSYCH 476. Child Psychopathology

Crime and Society Approved list of courses:
CRIMJ 423. Sexual and Domestic Violence
PSYCH 221(GS). Introduction to Social Psychology
PSYCH 232(GS;US;IL). Cross-Cultural Psychology
PSYCH 445. Forensic Psychology
SOC 013(GS). Juvenile Delinquency

Crime and Public Policy Approved list of courses:
PL SC 002. American Public Policy
PL SC 123(GS;US;IL). Ethnic and Racial Politics
PL SC 177(GS). Politics and Government in Washington, DC
PL SC 419. The Bureaucratic State
PL SC 439. The Politics of Terrorism
PL SC 482. American State and Urban Politics
PL SC 489. Public Administration

Crime and Law* Approved list of courses:
PL SC 178. Organized Crime, Law, and Politics
PL SC 471. American Constitutional Law
PL SC 472. The American Legal Process
PL SC 473. American Judicial Behavior
PL SC 487. International Law and Organizations

Effective Semester:  Summer 2014

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To apply for this certificate, complete the Application for Certificate Completion Form.

Contact:
Dr. Nicole Shoenberger
003 CORE
814-898-6768
nas25@psu.edu

Status: 
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