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Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice: Behavior Management Concentration

The Behavior Management concentration of the online Master of Science in Criminal Justice focuses on the treatments and techniques used to influence juvenile behavior. As more juveniles with behavioral issues present themselves in schools and other settings, professionals with the behavioral science expertise to help them are in greater demand.

The curriculum of the MSCJ Behavior Management concentration provides foundational knowledge, therapeutic techniques and early intervention strategies for modifying behavior, from addiction to violence. You’ll learn how to effectively address antisocial behaviors and empower minors to recognize and adjust their own reactions to stress and other triggers.

This program is well suited for those deeply interested in human services, especially those individuals already in or aspiring to be in the behavior modification and support side of mental health, education, criminal justice or therapeutic support. The Behavior Management concentration focuses specifically on working with children and adolescents.

Coursework explores:

  • Legal aspects of mental health and its treatment
  • Youth culture
  • Stress and crisis management
  • Evidence-based practices for the treatment of antisocial behavior
  • Criminological theory
  • Ethical issues in criminal justice

This expertise is vital for effective therapeutic interventions, and can be used to create and implement the following:

  • Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA)
  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
  • Behavioral Intervention Plan (BIP)

Applications of Behavior Management Among Minor Populations

School systems, social service agencies and the juvenile justice industry recognize the need for support plans to improve the behavior of minors.

The Criminal Justice Behavior Management concentration can prepare you for a promotion or for employment in such positions as:

  • Case manager
  • Behavior interventionist
  • Special education paraprofessional
  • Personal classroom assistant
  • Therapeutic support staff

You can make a difference in the lives of troubled minors. To learn more about the MSCJ Behavior Management concentration at Saint Joseph’s University request more information, or call us today at (866) 758-7670.

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