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ADJUS 21
Introduction to Administration of Justice
3 units, 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
History and philosophy of administration of justice in America: Identification of various subsystems emphasiz-ing U.S. courts, corrections, and law enforcement; 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
C-ID: AJ 110

ADJUS 22
Concepts of Criminal Law
3 units, 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
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

ADJUS 23
Principles and Procedures of the Justice System
3 units, 3 hours lecture (GR)
Recommended preparation: Adjus 21
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
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

ADJUS 24
Legal Aspects of Evidence
3 units, 3 hours lecture (GR)
Recommended preparation: Adjus 21
Acceptable for credit: CSU
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
C-ID: AJ 124

ADJUS 25
Community Relations
3 units, 3 hours lecture (GR)
Recommended preparation: Adjus 21
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Survey of relationship between the criminal justice system and evolving multicultural communities: Causal and symptomatic aspects of community misunderstanding, misinformation, prejudice, one sidedness and mistrust; the challenges of administering justice within a diverse population and possibilities for change.  2105.00
AA/AS area 2; CSU area D
C-ID: AJ 160

ADJUS 26
Introduction to Forensic Investigation
3 units, 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
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.  2105.40

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

ADJUS 49
Independent Study in Administration of Justice
.5‑5 units (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
See section on Independent Study.  2105.00

ADJUS 51
Juvenile Law and Procedure
3 units, 3 hours lecture (GR)
Recommended preparation: Adjus 21
Acceptable for credit: CSU
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 offenders.  2105.00

ADJUS 56
Criminal Investigation
3 units, 3 hours lecture (GR)
Recommended preparation: Adjus 21
Acceptable for credit: CSU
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

ADJUS 57
Report Writing for Public Safety Personnel
3 units, 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Recommended preparation: Adjus 21
Acceptable for credit: CSU
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

ADJUS 59
Patrol Procedures
3 units, 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
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

ADJUS 63
Introduction to Corrections
3 units, 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
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

ADJUS 70
Introduction to Homeland Security
3 units, 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
History and philosophy of homeland security: Past domestic terrorism events including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the Oklahoma City bombing; government and private action taken in the aftermath of 9/11 as it relates to legislation, government organization, communication, technology, and emergency management practices.  2105.00

ADJUS 71
Intelligence Analysis and Security Management
3 units, 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Comprehensive study of intelligence analysis and its relationship to the security management of terrorist attacks, man-made disasters and natural disasters: Various vulnerabilities of our national defense and private sectors posed to these institutions by terrorists, man-made disasters, and natural disasters; issues regarding intelligence support of homeland security measures implemented by the United States and the intelligence community.  2105.00

ADJUS 72
Introduction to Terrorism/WMD
3 units, 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Recommended preparation: Adjus 70
History of terrorism: Different types of terrorism (bio, cyber, domestic and international), role of the Federal government in combating this problem, relationship between the Federal government and local agencies, and the use of forensics in an actual weapons of mass destruction (WMD) incident.  2105.00

ADJUS 110
Basic Course–Police Academy
40 units, 547 term hours lecture, 504 term hours laboratory (26 weeks) (GR)
Prerequisite: Background check
Recommended preparation: Kin 153A and/or 153B
Acceptable for credit: CSU
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

ADJUS 115
Transportation and Border Security
3 units, 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Border security and security for transportation infrastructure from post 9/11 to the present: Seaports, ships, aircraft, airports, trains, train stations, trucks, highways, bridges, rail lines, pipelines, and buses; provides an overview of modern border and transportation security challenges, as well as different methods used to address these challenges.  2105.00

ADJUS 116
Security Guard
1 unit, 1 hour lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Key concepts and skills needed to qualify for entry-level employment as a security guard in a public or private security company: Emphasis on proper techniques to use to protect property, resolve conflicts, overcome resistance by use of force and restraint, and make proper arrests, if necessary.  2105.00

ADJUS 200
Law Enforcement Pre-Academy
3 units, 3 hours lecture (P/NP)
Foundational skills for police academy: Study skills, physical fitness exercises, emergency vehicle operation training, defensive tactics, and practical scenarios to simulate training practices in a law enforcement police academy.  2105.00

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