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Global Crime and Justice (Certificate)


Global Crime and Justice (Certificate)

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A collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), this fully online, part-time certificate is based on modules created by the Education for Justice (E4J) initiative, empowering the next generation of leaders, policymakers, managers and entrepreneurs to become the world’s next global justice changemakers.

This online certificate has been designed to offer ease of accessibility and choice of classes, encouraging a diverse global audience of students from around the world to explore the wide range of topics.


Program Highlights

  • UNODC: recognized as a world leader in assisting countries tackle threats to peace and security posed by drugs, organized crime, corruption and terrorism.
  • Global literacy: Enhance your awareness of critical global issues and moving forward together toward a better world
  • Micro-credential: a short, targeted credential, in a format that allows flexibility and can be taken from anywhere in the world.
  • Additional credential: an additional credential taken concurrently as part of your degree.
  • UN Decade of Action: Do your part to assist the ambitious 2030 goal of meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.

Sample Courses

  • Introduction to the UNODC
  • Integrity and Ethics in Promoting a Culture of the Rule of Law
  • Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
  • Trafficking in Persons/Smuggling of Migrants
  • Anti-Corruption
  • Transnational Organized Crime
  • Illicit Misuse and Trafficking of Firearms
  • Digital Technologies and Crime
  • Counter-Terrorism
  • Wildlife, Forest and Fisheries Crime

Admission Requirements

This program was designed to either be taken concurrently with an undergraduate degree as part of your elective courses, or independently as a micro-credential and therefore has flexible admission requirements.

Flexible Learning

Our courses are all online and are half of a regular course weight (six weeks). With a full credential in 2.0 credits, you can fit this certificate into your life and studies.

  • The program intersects with multiple disciplines such as Legal Studies/Law and Society, Political Science, Criminology, Public Safety, Global Studies, Emergency Management, Public Policy, International Relations and Social Justice.
  • Working professionals find an online, part-time program fits with their personal and employment schedules and can continue to develop professional experience while studying.
  • Even our most extroverted students have been thrilled with the level of engagement, sharing, bonding and fun they have in our online classes.

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