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Administration of Justice

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Criminal Justice Overview

The first criminal justice program was established at the University of California, Berkeley, by Berkeley Police Chief August Vollmer, in 1916. In the 1920s, criminal justice emerged as an academic discipline.

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Administration of Justice Program

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 ...

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Career TreeAdministration of Justice Career Tree

  • Work with certified law enforcement and counter-terrorism professionals who keep the community safe.
  • Strengthen your mind and body through rigorous mental and physical training, ....
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Will I be able to get a job? Does the program provide job placement services?

The program does not provide formal job placement services however the Career Services office on campus can assist students (free of charge) with finding employment including resume writing/review, job searches, workshops, interview practice, etc.

Additionally we work closely with local industry to develop and offer internships. When we receive job announcements from industry, this information is passed along directly to all the students in the program. Here are some helpful links:

Employment / Job Hunt Links

California Law Enforcement Job Opportunities
USA Jobs
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD)
Los Angeles School Police Department (LASPD)
Los Angeles Port Police
Los Angeles World Airport Police (LAWA)
Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
Apply Ventura County Sheriff
Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD)
Kern County Sheriff's Office
San Bernardino County Sheriff's Jobs
California Highway Patrol (CHP)
Students at LAPD Academy


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