Arizona State University
University Senate

Senate Motion #2018-47


Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Caroline Harrison, Chair

Date of First Reading: March 26, 2018

Date of Second Reading: April 23, 2018

Title of Motion: Request from the College of Public Service and Community Solutions – School of Criminology and Criminal Justice - for the establishment of an undergraduate certificate – Correctional Studies

Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.   

Rationale: The Certificate Program in Correctional Studies educates students about a variety of components that make up the correctional system. It is designed to provide students understanding and knowledge of the history, philosophy, and

contemporary practice of both institutional and community corrections. The certificate program emphasizes evidence based best practices concerning the rehabilitation of correctional clients to reduce recidivism. This certificate program

allows students to gain a more in-depth education in corrections and develop knowledge that can lead to increased opportunities in the field.



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