Administration of Justice AS Degree

The Administration of Justice program focuses on the study of law enforcement in the United States with the primary emphasis on California law, procedures, and evidence.

The student gains an insight into the history of law enforcement, the evolution of law, both Constitutional and statutory, investigative techniques, report writing, evidence, and criminal procedure. Upon successful completion of the Administration of Justice degree program, the student will have a general, but very practical knowledge of modern law enforcement in the United States and an in-depth knowledge of California criminal laws and techniques.

Target occupations typical to this major include Police Officer, Deputy Sheriff, Highway Patrol Officer, Correctional Officer, FBI Agent, DEA Agent, Secret Service Agent, Customs Officer, Border Patrol Officer, Evidence Technician, Security Officer, Loss Prevention Officer, and Private Investigator.

NOTE: Most law enforcement agencies have extensive testing procedures prior to hiring including written, oral, and psychological tests and require the applicant to complete additional rigorous academy training prior to being hired. Most federal agencies require a bachelor’s degree prior to appointment. Security officers employed in the state of California must take additional courses and pass state approved examinations in order to meet state mandates.

Student Learning Outcome:
Demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge for academic training in the Police Academy.

Program Requirements
Units Required: 24

ADMJUS 101
Introduction To Administration Of Justice | 3.0 units
ADMJUS 110
Principles & Procedure of the Justice System | 3.0 units
ADMJUS 125
Criminal Law I | 3.0 units
ADMJUS 126
Substantive Criminal Law | 3.0 units
ADMJUS 130
Report Writing for Law Enforcement | 3.0 units
ADMJUS 135
Criminal Evidence | 3.0 units

Plus six units from the following:
ADMJUS 150
Police Field Operations | 3.0 units
ADMJUS 155
Criminal Investigation | 3.0 units
ADMJUS 160
Traffic: Enforcement and Investigation | 3.0 units
ADMJUS 175
Organized Crime & Vice | 3.0 units
ADMJUS 180
Dangerous Drugs & Narcotics | 3.0 units
ADMJUS 185
Police - Community Relations | 3.0 units