College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Bishop L. Robinson Sr. Justice Institute


We provide students and justice practitioners training, certification, and research opportunities within the fields of corrections and public safety.

Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Health and Human Services Building, Room 518
(410) 951-3045

The Next Generation of Public Safety Leadership

The Justice Institute is a unique cross-disciplinary initiative that adds a liberal arts, public health, and mental health education perspective to any curriculum. Managed by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, the Justice Institute offers training and academic certifications approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) as well as the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission.

The Institute works with the Department of Criminal Justice and provides hands-on career enhancement and retooling skills to help students prepare for advanced study and/or entry into federal, state, county, municipal, and private criminal justice and corrections agencies. 

The Justice Institute at Coppin will enhance the professionalism of public safety services encouraging leadership and innovation through education and training.

Bishop L. Robinson Sr.

Workforce Enhancement

Maryland has critical workforce shortages across several high-growth areas, including correctional services, health care, parole counseling, homeland security, school-based police support, transit systems, and private security details.

Program Areas

We've framed our program to:

  • promote innovation and practice improvement across law enforcement, correction, and juvenile services.
  • conduct research on effective policy and service delivery.
  • foster effective partnerships between criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections, public safety, public health and non-criminal justice disciplines.

The Institute provides a prototype for customized cross-disciplinary training programs that link cutting–edge research to field practice. While participating in the Institute, students have access to our state-of-the-art facility with smart classrooms, forensics laboratory, moot court room, and a crime scene laboratory.

Related Programs

Forensic Investigations


Policing Strategies


Investigative Sciences