Administration of Justice (AJ)

AJ-101  Criminal Law  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course studies the history, evolution, principles, philosophy, constitutional provisions, and contemporary application of criminal law. Topics include sources of substantive law, classification of crimes, parties to crimes, elements of crimes, matters of criminal responsibility, law in society, and other related topics.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: AJ 120

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

AJ-102  Introduction to Criminal Justice  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course introduces students to the components of the criminal justice system in the United States. Crime measurement, theories, causes and responses to crime, components of the system, and current challenges are examined. This course also examines the history and evolution of the principles, approaches, and the evolving forces which have shaped the criminal justice system. Students discover the origins and development of criminal law, legal process, and sentencing and incarceration policies.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: AJ 110

IGETC Area(s): 4H

CSU Area(s): D8

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

AJ-102H  Honors Introduction to Criminal Justice  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course introduces students to the components of the criminal justice system in the United States. Crime measurement, theories, causes and responses to crime, components of the system, and current challenges are examined. This course also examines the history and evolution of the principles, approaches, and the evolving forces which have shaped the criminal justice system. Students discover the origins and development of criminal law, legal process, and sentencing and incarceration policies.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Transfers to CSU only

C-ID: AJ 110

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

AJ-103  Criminal Evidence  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course provides students with fundamental information about the rules governing the admissibility of evidence in criminal cases. The essential information includes an overview of the criminal trial process, the Federal Rules of evidence, witness competency, circumstantial evidence, physical evidence and the exclusionary rule. The identification, collection, preservation, and processing of evidence are also examined.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Transfers to CSU only

C-ID: AJ 124

AJ-105  Tactical Communication and Report Writing for Law Enforcement (formerly Public Safety Report Writing)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course provides the student with the necessary skills to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) in a clear and logical manner. This course is highly recommended by hiring agencies for all public safety personnel due to the importance of producing accurate and intelligent reports in law enforcement.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Transfers to CSU only

AJ-106  Juvenile Procedures  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course describes the philosophy of juvenile law and detention. The knowledge and application of laws defined in the Welfare and Institution Codes, Civil Code and other special and relevant laws affecting youth are clarified as well as investigation into the causes and assertions regarding juvenile delinquency. Techniques of investigation into incorrigible, dependent and delinquent juveniles, and the correlation of drugs and their abuse regarding juvenile delinquency are also discussed.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Transfers to CSU only

C-ID: AJ 220

AJ-108  Criminal Investigation  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course addresses the techniques, procedures, and ethical issues in the investigation of crime and evidence. Focus is on organization of the investigative process, crime scene searches, interview and interrogation techniques, surveillance, sources of information, suspect identification, scientific analysis and the role of the investigator in the trial process.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Transfers to CSU only

C-ID: AJ 140

AJ-111  Criminal Procedures  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course examines criminal procedure from arrest to the final adjudication of a criminal case. The principles of constitutional, federal, state and civil laws are examined as they apply to law enforcement. The course also focuses on the procedural aspects of the court system including the arraignment, preliminary hearing, jury selection, trial, jury instructions, acquittal or finding of guilt and sentencing. Other procedural topics such as direct and cross examination are analyzed.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Transfers to CSU only

C-ID: AJ 122

CSU Area(s): D8

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

AJ-112  Introduction to Criminology  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is the study of crime in America including theories on the causes of criminal behavior, as well as the nature, extent, control and prevention of crimes. It focuses on the criminal activity of the person and the group, criminal behavior systems, and the police behavioral response to criminal activity.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Transfers to CSU only

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

AJ-117  Introduction to Terrorism and Homeland Security  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course covers the historical and contemporary issues interrelating terrorism, intelligence and homeland security. The course represents not only a strong scholarly approach to the study of terrorism, but also incorporates the real-world experience of federal agents and police officers tasked with preventing terrorism in our country. It is designed to help students develop a working knowledge of people, ideas, organizations, and current issues in the field.

Prerequisite: None. Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Transfers to CSU only

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

AJ-118  Community and the Justice System  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course examines the complex and dynamic relationship between communities and the justice system in addressing crime; including the conflicts, challenges, and prospects of administering justice within a diverse multicultural population. Topics may also include the consensus and conflicting values in culture, religion, and law.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: AJ 160

AJ-124  Introduction to Forensics for Law Enforcement  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course introduces students to the application of scientific principles to solve criminal cases. The course addresses the techniques and procedures in the investigation of crimes and also the ethical issues associated with the collection and analysis of evidence. Content includes the analysis of fingerprinting, firearms, tool marks, impressions, hair and fibers, DNA, along with the role of crime scene investigators and forensic specialists.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Transfers to CSU only

AJ-128  Traffic Control, Enforcement and Investigation  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course covers an introduction to basic accident investigation procedures and describes accident analysis techniques. The roles of law enforcement, the causal factors of accidents, their investigation, proper scene management, and the study of California Vehicle Code laws will also be examined.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Transfers to CSU only

AJ-299  Special Projects: Administration of Justice  

1-3 Unit (IS 16-54)

Students with previous course work in the program may do special projects that involve research and special study. The actual nature of the project must be determined in consultation with the supervising instructor.

Prerequisite: Two Administration of Justice classes must be completed prior to enrollment; a contract must be completed with the instructor prior to enrollment.

Transfers to CSU only

AJ-515  Introduction to Probation and Parole (formerly AJ-115)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course provides the history, philosophy and role of probation and parole and its interaction with the various components of the criminal justice system. The course includes the history and duties of probation officers and parole agents and their supervision of the probationer and parolee in the community. (formerly AJ 115)

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Transfers to CSU only

AJ-549  Cooperative Work Experience: Administration of Justice (formerly AJ-149)  

0.5-8 Units CWE Paid 75-300/Unpaid 60-240

This course is supervised employment extending classroom-based occupational learning at an on-the-job learning station relating to the students' educational or occupational goal (Title 5 section 55252). Students may earn a maximum of (8) semester credit hours during one enrollment period. Students may earn up to a total of 16 semester credit hours for all Cooperative Work Experience Education. Offered as pass/no pass only. (formerly AJ 149)

Other Enrollment Criteria: Each student must be enrolled for the full semester and have completed one course in the discipline. A training agreement must be completed prior to registration. Please refer to the Cooperative Work Experience Student Handbook for specific information.

Transfers to CSU only

AJ-598  Introduction to Private Security (formerly AJ-098)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This introductory course encompasses the historical and contemporary issues relating to private security. The course is designed to provide students with a general overview of the important roles and responsibilities that private security plays in our society while also sensitizing them to the complexities and ambiguities of modern private security. Employment and state certifications will also be covered. (formerly AJ 098)

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Transfers to CSU only

AJ-725  Vice and Narcotics Investigation And Control (formerly AJ-125 Vice and Narcotics Control)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course examines the history and statutory case laws relating to narcotic and vice enforcement. The identification and definitions of narcotic drugs and addiction, gambling, prostitution, pornography and alcohol violations will be analyzed. This course also researches the relationship linking narcotics and vice to organized crime and the negative impact on the community. (formerly AJ 125)

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Not transferable