Administration of Justice: Traditional Option - Associate in Science
Administration of Justice is the study of the causes, consequences and control of crime. Although the program’s curriculum allows for the development of in-depth knowledge in one of the subject’s substantive subsystems (i.e. law enforcement, juvenile, courts or corrections, judicial administration), our objective is to expose the student to a series of courses within the major intended to develop social and cultural sensitivity, effective communication skills, ethical awareness, and the concepts of law necessary to be successful in one of the many Administration of Justice careers. Programs in Administration of Justice are designed to prepare students for careers in federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, correctional agencies and institutions, and private security agencies.
Students considering transferring to the California State University system and are interested in continuing their studies in the following areas: Administration of Justice, Law Enforcement, Correctional Administration, Social Science, and Pre-Law should also review the major sheet for an Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer (AS-T).
All major and certificate courses including approved major electives must be completed with a grade “C” or better.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Define and use criminal justice system key terms, concepts and theories.
- Identify how the U.S. Constitution applies to the actions and conduct of peace officers.
- Demonstrate an ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing the results of analysis and understanding.
- Develop a plan to achieve a career in their desired area of the criminal justice system.
- Recognize elements, classifications and definitions involving crimes against persons and crimes against property.
- Reflect critically on developments in the criminal justice policy and the relationship of these policies to the wider political and social environment.
|AJ 010||Introduction to Administration of Justice||3|
|AJ 011||Criminal Law||3|
|AJ 013||Criminal Procedures||3|
|AJ 014||Contemporary Police Issues||3|
|AJ 015||Introduction to Criminal Investigation||3|
A.S. Degree Requirements
|A.S. Approved Major Elective Courses||12|
|General Education Requirements||24|
Approved Major Electives
|Select 12 units from the following:||12|
(AJ classes not used in the core sequence above)
|Law Enforcement in Multicultural Communities|
|Drugs and Society|
|Juvenile Law and Procedures|
|Introduction to Evidence|
|Violent Crime in America|
|Introduction to Forensic Science|
|Introduction to Corrections|
|Introduction to Public Safety Community Service Officer|
|African American Culture|
|Vietnamese Women in the U.S.|
|Introduction to Race & Ethnicity in American History|
|Social Justice Issues in Mexican American Communities|
|Vietnamese American Culture|
|Personal Growth and Adjustment|
|Introduction to Sociology|
|Conversational Spanish I|
|Conversational Spanish II|