A.P.: Advanced Placement Psychology AP students are on the brink of becoming a new generation of killer in a world where the best and brightest are now getting away with murder.
As of April 1, more than 2.1 million students from A.T.A.-accredited schools will be expected to enroll in the first phase of the new AP Criminal Justice Science program, the first time that’s happened in the nation’s history.
That will be followed by a second phase that starts in 2019 and will allow students to take the course with the intent of earning a degree in criminal justice.
A.U.S. News and World Report named the new program one of its Top 50 Education Programs in 2017.
AP Criminal justice majors, including those in law enforcement and criminal justice, will be able to take AP criminal justice courses in the fall of 2019, with the first students expected to start classes in 2021.
But in a twist, the students who complete the courses will be given the option to enroll at an A.E.P.-accreditable school and graduate.
It’s unclear whether the program will require that the students take the courses with the AEP designation.
“The goal of the AYP is to provide the most innovative, relevant and effective criminal justice programs in the country, and it is not in the best interest of students to be subjected to an academic boycott,” said A.I.P.’s president, James K. Jones.
The new criminal justice program, he said, is “a bold move to expand and support our students in the most important academic arena, which is our pursuit of a law degree.”
Jones and his A.D.
P-accredited students will also receive the full benefit of the $10 million in funding that A.B.A.’s College of Applied Education received in fiscal 2018 to create the new Criminal Justice Professional Training Program.
A total of 3,500 criminal justice students are currently enrolled in the program, according to KUOW.
“These students will continue to have the opportunity to earn their A.M. in criminal psychology,” said KUow’s Katie B. O’Brien.
“Students will also have the chance to earn a law license as part of the process of becoming licensed to practice criminal law.”
That would mark the second time in a year that KUO-TV has identified that AP criminal education has a significant impact on students’ careers.
In December, AP announced that it had received a $3.5 million grant from the U.S.’s National Institute of Justice to create a new criminal law program that would be available to AP students as early as 2019.
The AP Criminal Education program, which will allow AP students to complete their criminal justice training while earning their A-M degree, is intended to help provide students with “a pathway to a credentialed career in the field of law enforcement.”
It’s the latest in a series of AP programs that offer criminal justice degrees to students, including the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Studies Program and the UChicago-University of Chicago Criminal Justice Research Center.
AP’s new program will likely help bolster the ABA’s growing membership in the criminal justice field.
The ABA has about 1,600 criminal justice professionals who work across all disciplines and disciplines with a variety of specialties, including criminal justice and law enforcement, according a recent study by the American Association of Law Schools.
ABA members have been able to earn law degrees since at least 2010, according the association’s website.
That study also noted that the number of law schools with criminal justice graduate programs has grown from 1,200 to about 2,000.
That’s a significant jump, given that about 20 percent of law school graduates were not in law school.
KUOR’s Kelli Whitehouse contributed to this report.