Administration of Justice (AS Degree S0404)

Technology and Health Division
S0404

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:

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
ADJU 1The Administration of Justice System3
ADJU 2Principles and Procedures of the Justice System3
ADJU 3Concepts of Criminal Law3
ADJU 4Legal Aspects of Evidence3
ADJU 5Community Relations3
ADJU 68Administration of Justice Report Writing3
Choose four from the following:12
Concepts of Enforcement Services
Introduction to Correctional Sciences
Concepts of Traffic Services
Principles of Investigation
Narcotics Investigation
Gangs and Corrections
Vice Control
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Sociology - Honors
Introduction to Criminology
Introduction to Criminology - Honors
Total Units30

Administration of Justice Website

Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

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.

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