2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Certificate in Sexual Assault Investigation and Victimization

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Program Description

The sexual assault investigation and victimization certificate program recognizes the multifaceted arena of investigating, prosecuting and working with victims of sexual-based crimes. Skills taught in this program are necessary for investigations in accordance with the demands of high-profile prosecutions. The program focuses on the legal issues related to victims of sex crimes, so investigators can meet the legal standards for prosecutions, while maintaining a level of compassion for victims.

This post-baccalaureate certificate program combines graduate courses from the (1) criminal justice and (2) law and public policy concentrations of the M.S. in Legal Studies program.

Program Coordinator

Dr. Christina A. Toras

Delivery Mode

Global Online (100% online delivery)


Course Credits
LAW 702  Law, Science and Forensic Applications 3
LAW 730  Independent Study in Law and Public Policy 3
PCJ 750  Sexual Assault Investigations  3
PCJ 752  Digital Imaging, Forensic Photography and the Law 3
PCJ 755  Polygraph and Lie Detection 3
Total 15

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