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Policy and Planning (Graduate Certificate)

The University of Central Missouri offers a Policy and Planning graduate certificate through the School of Public Services in the Harmon College of BUsiness and Professional Studies. After completion of the certificate courses, you will be able to:

  • Identify the steps in the strategic planning process and apply them to a specific criminal justice agency or issue.
  • Analyze how public response to criminal justice issues (usually driven by the media) and legislative actions (usually driven by public response) contribute to the development of criminal justice policy.
  • Examine basic management and leadership skills necessary for criminal justice administrators as well as major theories of administration.
  • Discuss the nexus between crime analysis, field and investigative operations, and administrative bureaus as well as collect, collate, analyze, and use crime data to predict future crime occurrences.

Charting your path is easy!

See the Program of Study for course listing and descriptions and the Schedule of Courses to see when classes are offered.

This 12 hour certificate can be completed in one year - either at the Warrensburg campus or online. 

  • CJ 5000 Philosophy & Policy
  • CJ 5101 Criminal Justice Planning
  • CJ 5102 Administration in Criminal Justice
  • CJ 5625 Crime Analysis

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