Administration of Justice (AS Degree S0404)
Technology and Health Division
The A.S. Degree in Administration of Justice program is intended to prepare students for entry-level employment following graduation. Students desiring a bachelor’s degree (transfer program) should consult with a counselor or advisor to discuss transfer of courses.
The courses emphasize the modern role of law enforcement and corrections within the criminal justice systems. Written and oral communication skills are a consistent focus. Entry-level employment opportunities available after completion of this program may include law enforcement as peace officers, corrections officers, custodial officers, non-sworn security and investigations, other non-sworn positions in law enforcement, and public service.
This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:
|Course Prefix||Course Name||Units|
|ADJU 1||The Administration of Justice System||3|
|ADJU 2||Principles and Procedures of the Justice System||3|
|ADJU 3||Concepts of Criminal Law||3|
|ADJU 4||Legal Aspects of Evidence||3|
|ADJU 5||Community Relations||3|
|ADJU 68||Administration of Justice Report Writing||3|
|Choose four from the following:||12|
|Concepts of Enforcement Services|
|Introduction to Correctional Sciences|
|Concepts of Traffic Services|
|Principles of Investigation|
|Gangs and Corrections|
|Introduction to Sociology|
or SOC 1H
|Introduction to Sociology - Honors|
|Introduction to Criminology|
or SOC 5H
|Introduction to Criminology - Honors|
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:
- Demonstrate the principals involved in documenting the investigation of criminal activity.
- Identify and apply legal precedents in field work.
- Demonstrate familiarity with the social factors related to police interaction with communities.
- Demonstrate understanding of how criminal codes are used and how statutory law is practically applied.
- Demonstrate the ability to use technology and other resources to research social and legal aspects of the criminal justice system.
- Demonstrate the ability to present information in diverse circumstances, with various cultures and communities, involving public and media issues.
- Understand professional skills related to court testimony, interview, interrogation, and law enforcement nomenclature.
Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.