ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

Associate in Science Degree and Certificate of Achievement: Administration of Justice

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:

Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge for academic training in a police academy.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 24
 

    Units
ADMJUS-101 Introduction to Law Enforcement 3.0
ADMJUS-110 Principles and Procedures of the Justice 3.0
ADMJUS-125 Criminal Law 3.0
ADMJUS-126 Substantive Criminal Law 3.0
ADMJUS-130 Report Writing for Law Enforcement 3.0
ADMJUS-135 Evidence 3.0
     
Plus six units from the following:  
     
ADMJUS-150 Police Field Operations 3.0
ADMJUS-155 Criminal Investigation 3.0
ADMJUS-160 Traffic: Enforcement and Investigation 3.0
ADMJUS-175 Organized Crime and Vice 3.0
ADMJUS-180 Dangerous Drugs and Narcotics 3.0
ADMJUS-185 Police-Community Relations 3.0
ADMJUS-250 Basic Academy 14.0 - 22.0


ADMJUS 101 INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Introduces the history, philosophy and practical aspects of the U.S. Criminal Justice System, including related subsystems, concepts, terms and theories of law enforcement, the judiciary and correctional systems. UC credit limitation: ADMJUS-101 and 110 combined maximum credit one course.


ADMJUS 110 PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Presents an in-depth study of the history, role and responsibility of each primary segment within the Administration of Justice system: Law Enforcement, Judicial and Corrections. Each subsystem is examined from the initial entry to final disposition and the relationship each segment maintains with its system members. UC credit limitation; ADMJUS-101 and 110 combined, maximum credit one course.


ADMJUS 125 CRIMINAL LAW
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Presents the historical development, philosophy of law and U.S. Constitutional provisions, including definitions, classification of crimes, concepts of legal research, case law and concepts of law as a social force. Discusses various elements of crimes and relates common law to current California law.


ADMJUS 126 SUBSTANTIVE CRIMINAL LAW
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Presents the substantive laws most often encountered by municipal, county, or state police officers. The course includes an in depth examination of the most commonly encountered misdemeanor and felony violations of the California law.


ADMJUS 130 REPORT WRITING FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: ENGL-091 or ENGL-094

Reviews basic investigation principles, note-taking techniques and rules for writing police reports, warrants and memos. Specifically designed for individuals considering law enforcement, security work or those currently employed in these fields.


ADMJUS 135 EVIDENCE
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Introduces the basics of law enforcement and the study of law while reviewing relevant constitutional issues, Supreme Court decisions, and the federal Rules of Evidence. Also discusses types, kinds and preservation of evidence, the Hearsay Rule, admissibility, privileges, identification, and search and consent.


ADMJUS 150 POLICE FIELD OPERATIONS
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Explores the theories, philosophies, and concepts related to the role expectations of the line enforcement officer, including patrol, traffic, and public service responsibilities and their relationship to the administration of justice.


ADMJUS 155 CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Introduces the basic principles of investigation utilized in the justice system, including how to deal with the public, knowledge of crime scenes; interviews, evidence, surveillance, follow-up, technical resources and case preparation.


ADMJUS 160 TRAFFIC: ENFORCEMENT AND INVESTIGATION
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Examines traffic law enforcement, accident investigation, and traffic control, specifically emphasizing the California Vehicle Code. Basic accident reporting and classification and determination of cause and prevention are also reviewed.


ADMJUS 175 ORGANIZED CRIME AND VICE
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Introduces the history of gangs and organized crime and presents social, political and legal issues of organized crime and its influence on vice activity. Reviews California laws dealing with prostitution, gambling, and pornography.


ADMJUS 180 DANGEROUS DRUGS AND NARCOTICS
Units: 3.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Presents law enforcement's role in the prevention of narcotics and dangerous drugs sales and use, including the study of laws pertaining to controlled substances, detailed identification of drugs, symptoms of use, sales and packaging and investigative techniques.


ADMJUS 185 POLICE-COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Units: 3.00
UC:CSU 54.00 hours lecture
Presents a study of the roles of the Administration of Justice agencies and their interaction with the community, including role expectations of the various agencies and the public at large. Emphasizes professionalism and the development of positive relationships between members of the system and the public.


ADMJUS 250 BASIC ACADEMY
Units: 14.00-22.00 -
CSU 251.00 – 399.00 lecture maximum, 756.00 – 1199.00 lab maximum
Prerequisite: Students must successfully complete or pass a written examination, physical agility and strength test, comprehensive medical examination, intensive personal background investigation, and psychiatric evaluation. Test results must comply with the published guidelines of individual agencies and police departments including the Los Angeles County Health Department, Los Angeles County Civil Service Commission, and the State of California as directed by Peace Officers Standards and Training. Registration is limited to students who have successfully completed program prerequisites.

Provides training in basic law enforcement tactics and techniques specifically used by California law enforcement agencies. Examines community relations, criminal law, criminal evidence, patrol procedures, investigation, vehicle codes, vehicle operations, communications, physical conditioning, health and safety, self-defense tactics, weapons, and marksmanship.


Planned Course Offerings 2011-2013

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