Law Enforcement’s Role in Society and Social Change Micro-credential

The micro-credential in law enforcement’s role in society and social change provides an overarching view of the criminal justice system and how to deal with criminal and policing issues as a society. The micro-credential will heighten your understanding of the criminal justice system, the underlying theory behind crime in society, and the constitutional rights of individuals, and it will provide an ethical approach to administering criminal justice, including reforms that address how law enforcement can continually be adjusted to meet the needs of a changing society.

This micro-credential is part of the personalization series. For more information about personalization series micro-credentials, see the Micro-credential Series section of the Additional Offerings page and the Micro-credential Bulletin.


The 🌐 icon appears in the title of traditional courses that are also available as a set of module courses. Module course availability may be limited to certain academic calendars. See Course Types for information about module courses.

Code Title Credits
CJ101🌐 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System5
CJ102🌐 Criminology I5
CJ227🌐 Criminal Procedure5
CJ340🌐 Applied Criminal Justice Ethics6
CJ346🌐 Diversity and Inclusivity in Public Safety6

Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams

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Unless otherwise specified, Purdue Global's offerings are not designed to meet any specific state’s licensure or certification requirements. 

You are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. Such requirements may change during the course of your studies. You are not automatically certified in any way upon completion of an offering. Although certain offerings are designed to prepare you to take various optional certification exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee you will be eligible to take these exams or become certified. Your eligibility may depend on your work experience, completion of education and/or degree requirements, not having a criminal record, and meeting other certification requirements.