Administration of Justice (ADMJ)

ADMJ-120 3 Units Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course introduces students to the characteristics of the criminal justice system in the United States. Focus is placed on examining crime measurement, theoretical explanations of crime, responses to crime, components of the system, and current challenges to the system. The course examines the evolution of the principles and approaches utilized by the justice system and the evolving forces which have shaped those principles and approaches. Although justice structure and process is examined in a cross cultural context, emphasis is placed on the US justice system, particularly the structure and function of US police, courts, and corrections. Students are introduced to the origins and development of criminal law, legal process, and sentencing and incarceration policies.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

ADMJ-121 3 Units Introduction to Criminal Law

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Prerequisite: Completion of ADMJ-120 with a minimum grade of C.

This course offers an analysis of the doctrines of criminal liability in the United States and the classifications of crimes against persons, property, morals, and public welfare. Special emphasis is placed on the classification of crime, the general elements of crime, the definitions of common and statutory law, and the nature of acceptable evidence. This course utilizes case law and case studies to introduce students to criminal law. The completion of this course offers a foundation upon which upper-division criminal justice courses will build. The course will also include some limited discussion of prosecution and defense decision making, criminal culpability, and defenses to crimes.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

ADMJ-122 3 Units Introduction to Criminal Procedures

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course examines the roles and responsibilities of each component of the criminal justice system when interacting with violators of the law. The students in this course will become familiar with the procedural rights of an accused from the time of an accusation until the completion of the sentence.

Transfers to CSU only

ADMJ-123 3 Units Introduction to Community Policing

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course examines the complex, dynamic relationship between communities and the justice system in addressing crime and conflict with the emphasis on the challenges and prospects of administering justice within a diverse multicultural population. Topics may include the consensus and conflicting values in culture, religion, and law. The importance of language, communication skills, the sharing of decision-making authority and responsibility for the outcomes, and the understanding of the operations prejudice and discrimination will be stressed.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

ADMJ-124 3 Units Introduction to Investigation

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course addresses the techniques, procedures, and ethical issues in the investigation of crime, including organization of the investigative process, crime scene searches, interviewing and interrogating, surveillance, sources of information, utility of evidence, scientific analysis of evidence and the role of the investigator in the trial process.

Transfers to CSU only

ADMJ-125 3 Units Introduction to Evidence

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of ENGL-90 with a minimum grade of C.

The origin, development, philosophy and constitutional basis of legal evidence; constitutional and procedural considerations affecting arrest and search and seizure; kinds and degrees of evidence, rules, and case studies. This course covers categories of evidence as well as legal rules governing its admission or exclusion in the criminal process.

Transfers to CSU only

ADMJ-130 3 Units Introduction to Juvenile Procedures

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course is an examination of the origin, development, and organization of the Juvenile Justice System as it evolved in the American Justice System. The course explores the theories that focuses on Juvenile Law, courts and processes, and the constitutional protects extended to juveniles administered in the American Justice System.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

ADMJ-190 3 Units Administration of Justice Internship 1

18 hours lecture; 120-150 hours work experience; 138-150 hours total

A program designed to permit Administration of Justice students to work as interns inside various agencies associated with law, law enforcement, courts, corrections, probation, Fish and Game, and private security. Students are evaluated by the agency and college staff. Internships frequently lead to employment in the agencies where assignments are made. Course requires 120 hours of volunteer work or 150 hours of paid work.

Transfers to CSU only

ADMJ-191 3 Units Administration of Justice Internship 2

18 hours lecture; 120-150 hours work experience; 138-150 hours total

A program designed to permit Administration of Justice students to work as interns inside various agencies associated with law, law enforcement, courts, corrections, probation, Fish and Game, and private security. Students are evaluated by the agency and college staff. Internships frequently lead to employment in the agencies where assignments are made. Course requires 120 hours of volunteer work or 150 hours of paid work.

Transfers to CSU only

ADMJ-199 1-3 Units Independent Study in Administration of Justice

54-162 hours lab; 54-162 hours total

Prerequisite: Assessment by the Instructor.

An independent study course for students with an interest in projects outside the regular curriculum.

Transfers to CSU only

ADMJ-290 3 Units Administration of Justice Internship 3

18 hours lecture; 120-150 hours work experience; 138-150 hours total

A program designed to permit Administration of Justice students to work as interns inside various agencies associated with law, law enforcement, courts, corrections, probation, Fish and Game, private security, and any agency or entity that provides an opportunity for the student to work with the public. Students are evaluated by the agency and college staff. Internships frequently lead to employment in the agencies where assignments are made and provide the students life experience opportunities which may benefit them as public service employees in the future. Course requires 120 hours of volunteer work or 150 hours of paid work.

Transfers to CSU only

ADMJ-291 3 Units Administration of Justice Internship 4

18 hours lecture; 120-150 hours work experience; 138-150 hours total

A program designed to permit Administration of Justice students to work as interns inside various agencies associated with law, law enforcement, courts, corrections, probation, Fish and Game, private security, and any agency or entity that provides an opportunity for the student to work with the public. Students are evaluated by the agency and college staff. Internships frequently lead to employment in the agencies where assignments are made and provide the students life experience opportunities which may benefit them as public service employees in the future. Course requires 120 hours of volunteer work or 150 hours of paid work.

Transfers to CSU only