Global Criminology, Graduate Certificate

The Certificate in Global Criminology is designed to respond to recent developments in the field of international and global criminology and criminal justice that require different and specific knowledge among law enforcement personnel, nongovernmental organization (NGO) staff, as well as local and national policymakers. As borders become more permeable and crime becomes more sophisticated, crime has become increasingly global. The graduate certificate highlights how globalization and internationalization affect crime and crime control, linking the supranational, the national, and local domains.

Globalization of world economies, communications, and transportation requires criminologists, criminal justice practitioners, policymakers, and law enforcement personnel to become more globally minded. This certificate program offers students an opportunity to learn how the processes of globalization influence crime and criminal justice across the globe, with emphases on globalization and recent developments in global crime; global trends in policing and security; convergence and divergence in criminal justice and penal policy; and international criminal justice, war crimes, and the global protection of human rights.

The certificate may be completed on its own or in conjunction with other graduate degree programs including, but not limited to, criminology and criminal justice, sociology, public administration, urban and regional policy, and international affairs. Students are expected to complete the four-course certificate in one year.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.


Required Course
CRIM 7201Global Criminology3
Complete 9 semester hours from the following:9
Terrorism and International Crime
Comparative Criminology
Crimes Against Humanity
Human Trafficking
International Law and Justice
Transnational Crime
Globalization: Social and Political Theoretical Debates
Political Economy of Global Capitalism
Globalization and the City
International Security
Security and Resilience Policy
Terrorism, Violence, and Politics
Genocide in a Comparative Perspective

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

12 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required