Online Criminal Sentencing & Sentencing Advocacy Graduate Certificate

The online Graduate Certificate in criminal sentencing and sentencing advocacy is offered collaboratively by ASU's School of Social Work and the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. This program is ideal if you are a criminal justice professional looking for career advancement or additional expertise in your field.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 05/18/2020


Total classes: 5

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 15

Details

The program also caters to those in social work or other related fields who are looking for specialized skills in criminal sentencing. The curriculum focuses on information needed for practice as pre-sentence investigators, sentencing advocates, liaisons or consultants to problem-solving courts, and as mitigation specialists in felony, parole and death penalty cases.

As a student, you will be introduced to various court processes, principles of justice, sentencing schemes, and best practices for writing reports and assessing offenders. You will learn investigation methods and the ethical standards that apply in the cases of neutrals (probation officers), expert witnesses, mitigation specialists, and sentencing advocates. You will also learn how to perform accurate assessments and examine best practices for managing various categories of offenders. The electives offered in this certificate program allow for various levels of specialization, including specialized knowledge and training as mitigation specialists, as victim advocates, and as probation officers.

Featured courses


CRJ 513 Seminar in Courts and Sentencing


SWG 529 Alternatives to Penal Sanctions


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Criminal Sentencing & Sentencing Advocacy Graduate Certificate have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Lawyers

Social worker

Judges

Detectives

Law teachers

Prestigious faculty

The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity. Recent faculty highlights include:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
  • Member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Prestigious faculty

The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity. Recent faculty highlights include:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
  • Member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.

Nationally recognized public service programs

The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is a comprehensive public service college dedicated to addressing social problems through teaching, research and service. Our public service programs, from public policy, to social work, to criminal justice, to emergency management, are designed to help prepare our diverse student body to make a difference in the community.

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