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Course Number: ADJUS 21
Introduction to Administration of Justice
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: History and philosophy of administration of justice in America: Recapitulation of system; identification of various subsystems; role expectations and their interrelationships; theories of crime, punishment, and rehabilitation; ethics; and education and training for professionalism.  2105.00
AA/AS area 2; CSU area D; IGETC area 4

 

Course Number: ADJUS 22
Concepts of Criminal Law
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Historical development and philosophy of law and constitutional provisions: Classification of crime, legal research, study of case law, and concepts of law as a social force. 2105.00
AA/AS area 2; CSU area D; IGETC area 4
 

Course Number: ADJUS 23
Principles and Procedures of the Justice System
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR)
Recommended preparation: ADJUS 21
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Study of the role and responsibilities of each segment within the administration of justice system: Law enforcement, judicial, and corrections systems; past and contemporary analysis of subsystem procedures from initial entry to final disposition, and the relationship each segment maintains with its system members.  2105.00
 

Course Number: ADJUS 24
Legal Aspects of Evidence
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR)
Recommended preparation: ADJUS 21
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Origin, development, philosophy and constitutional basis of evidence: Constitutional and procedural considerations affecting arrest, search and seizure; kinds and degrees of evidence and rules governing admissibility; and judicial decisions interpreting individual rights and case studies.  2105.00
 

Course Number: ADJUS 25
Community Relations
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR)
Recommended preparation: ADJUS 21
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Survey of relationship between the criminal justice system and the community: Causal and symptomatic aspects of community misunderstanding, misinformation, prejudice, one-sidedness and mistrust. Emphasis on possibilities for change.  2105.00 AA/AS area 2; CSU area D
 

Course Number: ADJUS 26
Introduction to Forensic Investigation
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR)
Description: History and philosophy of forensic investigation from the perspective of the investigator: Identification of various techniques and their applications, role expectations and the interrelationships with other scientific and non-scientific disciplines as they relate to the judicial system. 2203.00
 

Course Number: ADJUS 48NA-TZ
Selected Topics in Administration of Justice
Units: .5-9
Class:  0-9 hours lecture, 0-27 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: See section on Selected Topics.  2105.00
 

Course Number: ADJUS 49
Independent Study in Administration of Justice
Units: .5-5
Class:  (GR)
Course study under this section may be repeated three times for a maximum of 5 units.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: See section on Independent Study.  2105.00
 

Course Number: ADJUS 51
Juvenile Law and Procedure
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR)
Recommended preparation: ADJUS 21
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: The history and philosophy of juvenile law and procedures in America: Assessment of juvenile court law and agencies involved in crime control, law enforcement approach to delinquency control utilizing accepted techniques of prevention, repression, investigation, and apprehension of youthful of-fenders.  2105.00
 

Course Number: ADJUS 56
Criminal Investigation
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR)
Recommended preparation: ADJUS 21
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Fundamentals and basic principles of all types of investigations: Crime scene search to locate, identify, record, collect, preserve, and transport physical evidence using scientific aids; modus operandi, sources of information, interviews and interrogation, surveillance, follow-up, technical resources, and case preparation. 2105.00
 

Course Number: ADJUS 57
Report Writing for Public Safety Personnel
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: ADJUS 21
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Techniques of communicating facts, information and ideas effectively in a simple, clear and logical manner in various types of public-safety systems reports: Emphasis on letters, memoranda, directives, and administrative reports and summaries required in public-safety systems such as police and fire; terminology, correct English usage, and organization of information; practice experience in note taking and report writing; and presentation of testimony in court.  2199.00
 

Course Number: ADJUS 59
Patrol Procedures
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Exploration of theories, philosophies, concepts, techniques, and responsibilities related to the beat patrol officer: Emphasis on patrol, traffic, preliminary investigations, public service, identification of police hazards, beat patrol, observations, and operation of emergency vehicles.  2105.00
 

Course Number: ADJUS 63
Introduction to Corrections
Units: 3
Class:  3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Philosophy and history of corrections from historical and theoretical point of view: Survey of various explanations for criminal behavior; functions and objectives of criminal justice system concerned with probation, institutions, and parole process as they affect offender behavior modification; court system relations to criminal offender; and modern approaches in correctional process. 2105.10
AA/AS area 2; CSU area D; IGETC area 4
 

Course Number: ADJUS 110
Basic Course–Police Academy
Units: 40
Class:  547 term hours lecture, 504 term hours laboratory (26 weeks) (GR)
Pre-requisite: Background check
Recommended preparation: PE 110
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Techniques of law enforcement: Fundamental principles and procedures of criminal law, patrol procedures, investigation procedures, defensive and offensive tactics, use of weapons, community relations, police vehicle operations, traffic enforcement, investigation of accidents, first aid and physical conditioning for police service.  2105.50
 

Course Number: ADJUS 248NA-TZ
Selected Topics in Administration of Justice
Units: .5-9
Class:  0-9 hours lecture, 0-27 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Description: See section on Selected Topics. 2105.00