Certification Reviewer Standards
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Standards for Certification Reviewers
Approved by ACJS Executive Board 2/28/06; amended 3/3/06
 
Standards for Reviewers at the Associate Level:

All applicants for the review of associate degree programs must possess a minimum of a master’s degree in criminal justice or a closely relate discipline. When a faculty member holds a graduate degree in a closely related discipline, there should be evidence of experience, scholarship, and professional involvement, demonstrating a clear commitment to and identification with the field of criminal justice.
In addition, all reviewers at the Associate level must:

 

1. Have five years experience engaged in teaching and research in criminal justice higher education.

2. Currently hold the rank of associate professor or higher. If retired, the applicant must have held a pre-retirement rank of associate professor.  If employed in an associate degree program that uses a different ranking system, the applicant must provide evidence that their current rank is equivalent to that of associate professor. This could include but not be limited to evidence of service as a criminal justice department chairperson for a minimum of three years.
3. Be a member in good standing of ACJS.
 
4. Have a history of regular participation (paper/roundtable presentations) at ACJS annual meetings.
 
5. Provide credible evidence that the individual will conduct a neutral, impartial, evidence-based evaluation.
 
Standards for Reviewers at the Baccalaureate Level:
All applicants for the review of baccalaureate degree programs should hold an earned doctorate (PhD) in criminal justice or a closely related discipline. When a faculty member holds a graduate degree in a closely related discipline, there should be evidence of experience, scholarship, and professional involvement, demonstrating a clear commitment to and identification with the field of criminal justice.
In addition, all reviewers at the Baccalaureate level must:
1. Have five years experience engaged in teaching and research in criminal justice higher education.
 
2. Currently hold the rank of associate professor or higher. If retired, the applicant must have held a pre-retirement rank of associate professor.
3. Be a member in good standing of ACJS. 
 
4. Have a history of regular participation (paper/roundtable presentations) at ACJS annual meetings. 
 
5. Provide credible evidence that the individual will conduct a neutral, impartial, evidence-based evaluation.
 
 
Standards for Reviewers at the Master's Level:
All applicants for the review of master’s degree programs must hold an earned doctorate (PhD) in criminal justice or a closely related discipline. When a faculty member holds a graduate degree in a closely related discipline, there should be evidence of experience, scholarship, publication, and professional involvement, demonstrating a clear commitment to and identification with the field of criminal justice.
In addition, all reviewers at the Master’s level must:
1. Have five years experience engaged in teaching and research in criminal justice higher education.
2. Currently hold the rank of associate professor or higher. If retired, the applicant must have held a pre-retirement rank of associate professor.
 
3. Be a member in good standing of ACJS. 
 
4. Have a history of regular participation (paper/roundtable presentations) at ACJS annual meetings. 
 
5. Provide credible evidence that the individual will conduct a neutral, impartial, evidence-based evaluation.

 

 

ACJS Certification Reviewer Application