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Administration of Justice - AAS

Major: 3057
Effective Term: 2006 Fall Final Term: Current
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 64-69

The Administration of Justice curriculum is interdisciplinary in nature and provides the student, including practitioners, with a broad based knowledge of the criminal justice field. It prepares the student/practitioner for Administration of Justice careers in, but not limited to: law enforcement, security, evidence technology, adult and juvenile corrections/detentions, probation/parole, victim advocacy and social services/community based agencies/organizations.

Program Notes:

++ indicates any module/suffixed courses.

Admission Criteria: None
Program Prerequisites: None
Required Courses
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in each course in the Required Courses area.
AJS101Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
AJS109Substantive Criminal Law 3
AJS200Current Issues in Criminal Justice 3
AJS205Criminal Justice Report Writing 3
AJS212Juvenile Justice Procedures 3
AJS225Criminology 3
AJS230The Police Function 3
AJS240The Correction Function 3
AJS258Victimology and Crisis Management 3
AJS260Procedural Criminal Law
Restricted Electives
AJS+++++ Any AJS prefix courses not listed under Required Courses area 6
HES201Substance Abuse and Behavior 3
CWE198++Any CWE Career/Work Experience (any suffixed course)
General Education
General Education RequirementCredits 25-27
General Education CoreCredits 15-17
First-Year CompositionCredits 6
Any approved General Education course in the First-Year Composition Area 6
Oral CommunicationCredits 3
Any approved General Education course in the Oral Communication Area 3
Critical ReadingCredits 3
Any approved General Education course in the Critical Reading Area 3
or equivalent as indicated by assessment
MathematicsCredits 3-5
Any approved General Education course from the Mathematics Area 3-5
or equivalent as indicated by assessment
General Education DistributionCredits 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits 3
Any approved General Education course in the Humanities and Fine Arts Area 3
except AJS123 if taken as a Restricted Elective
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits 3
PSY101Introduction to Psychology (3) OR
SOC101Introduction to Sociology (3) OR
SOC140Race and Ethnic Relations (3)
Natural SciencesCredits 4
Any approved General Education course from the Natural Sciences Area 4

Program Competencies

  1. Identify and describe the three major components of the Criminal Justice System. (AJS101)
  2. Trace and describe the historical development of common law to modern criminal law including the elements and classifications of crime. (AJS109)
  3. Identify and analyze current issues and trends in the criminal justice system. (AJS200)
  4. Write concise and accurate reports for law enforcement, probation, parole, corrections, and case management. (AJS205)
  5. Trace and describe the history and development of juvenile justice theories, procedures, and institutions in terms of juveniles as victims and juveniles as perpetrators. (AJS212)
  6. Describe deviances, identify theories of criminality, and analyze statistics related to types of crime. (AJS225)
  7. Describe the history of policing, including the principles, roles and functions of police. (AJS230)
  8. Describe the missions and interrelationships of federal, state, and local law enforcement systems. (AJS230)
  9. Describe the history and development of correctional theories and institutions. (AJS240)
  10. Describe the role that corrections performs in the criminal justice system. (AJS240)
  11. Describe the historical changes in the way society views and treats victims and describe techniques of crisis intervention including coping skills, stress management, and community resources. (AJS258)
  12. Identify the functions of the rules of misdemeanor and felony criminal procedures from arrest through initial appearance, trial, sentencing, and appeals process. (AJS260)
  13. Describe the roles and responsibilities within the judicial system of prosecutors, defense counsel, magistrates, juries, and the public. (AJS260)

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