|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.
Units Required: 24
Introduction To Administration Of Justice | 3.0 units
Principles & Procedure of the Justice System | 3.0 units
Criminal Law I | 3.0 units
Substantive Criminal Law | 3.0 units
Report Writing for Law Enforcement | 3.0 units
Criminal Evidence | 3.0 units
Plus six units from the following:
Police Field Operations | 3.0 units
Criminal Investigation | 3.0 units
Traffic: Enforcement and Investigation | 3.0 units
Organized Crime & Vice | 3.0 units
Dangerous Drugs & Narcotics | 3.0 units
Police - Community Relations | 3.0 units