Global Crime and Justice (Certificate)

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.
  • 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.

Program Options and Courses

Program Details

By partnering with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Laurier has made a commitment to use education as a tool for preventing crime and corruption around the world. We challenge you to contribute to the empowerment of the next generation to achieve a positive and sustainable impact on criminal justice and corruption prevention.

All courses are offered online in six-week chunks, designed to fit easily into timetables from all over the world. The certificate is a total of 2.0 credits (approximately 10% of a four-year honours degree) allowing you to use your electives from your degree to accomplish a second, concurrent credential.

Learning Outcomes

  • Developing knowledge of the UNODC, its mandate and its actions.
  • Learning about international cooperation activities through supranational doctrine and treaties, as well as their effect and limitations.
  • Topical knowledge about key contemporary international issues in crime and criminal justice, such as human trafficking/smuggling of migrants; digital technologies and crime; and counter-terrorism.
  • Practical knowledge relating to the detection and prevention of crime and criminal justice issues, specialized to each module.
  • Training from a variety of international perspectives to encourage critical thinking about subjects.
  • Exposure to advanced areas of study defined and administered by the UNODC.

Education for Justice (E4J) Initiative

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This certificate is based on modules created by the UNODC’s Education for Justice (E4J) initiative, which seeks to prevent crime and promote a culture of lawfulness through education. Through E4J, a series of university-level modules were designed by more than 600 academics and experts from around the globe.

Serving as the foundation for our certificate, the E4J’s purpose is to empower the next generation of leaders, policymakers, managers and entrepreneurs to become the world’s next global justice change-makers.

Course Offerings


Format: part time      Start: September (fall term)     OUAC code: UBG

Your Career Awaits

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.

Support After Graduation

Alumni for life means that you have access to Career and Employment Support offered at Laurier for your entire career.

Flexible Online 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.

  • 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.

Interested in More Info?

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