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The following Administration of Justice courses are offered:

ADMJ 300 Introduction to Administration of Justice 3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course introduces students to the characteristics of the American criminal justice system. Emphasis is placed on examining due process, U.S. Constitutional Rights, criminal activity, crime causation, domestic and international criminal threats, law enforcement response to criminal activity, and future trends for law enforcement. Students will explore the components of the American justice system, including law enforcement, courts, and correctional services with an emphasis on ethics and leadership.

ADMJ 301 Investigative Report Writing 3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course provides a study of the techniques of preparing written investigative reports in a clear, comprehensive, concise, and logical manner. Emphasis is placed on administration of justice terminology, use of English and organization of information, note taking and report writing, and presentation of testimony in court.

ADMJ 302 Community Relations: Multicultural Issues 3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area VI
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course examines the complex, dynamic relationship between communities and the institutions of the justice system in addressing crime and conflict with an emphasis on the challenges and prospects of administering justice within a diverse, multicultural population. The course addresses the role that race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social class, culture and the criminal justice professional play in shaping these relationships. The course examines new strategies, skills, tools, and cultural knowledge necessary for personnel engaged in all aspects of the criminal justice system. Special topics include the impact that terrorism and the need for homeland security have changed the dynamics of police community relations.

ADMJ 308 Crime Scene Investigation 3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 51 hours LEC ; 9 hours LAB
This course will introduce the student to the basic principles of crime scene investigation, including the primary protection of the crime scene, the principles of physical evidence and how physical evidence can assist in solving crimes. The student will learn how to properly document a crime scene and will examine the relationship between the investigator, the crime scene investigator, and the crime laboratory.

ADMJ 309 Career Preparation for Law Enforcement Occupations
3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is designed for students who are pursuing careers in law enforcement and corrections. This course will cover employment and career search, application processes, resume development, and cover letter. Participation will prepare students for pre-employment testing, interview techniques, background investigation, polygraph examination, medical screening, conditional job offer, and hiring processes.

ADMJ 310 Forensic Photography 3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 51 hours LEC ; 9 hours LAB
This course will introduce the student to the basic principles of forensic photography. Topics include: 1) the history of photography as it relates to the law, 2) a look at historical case law and rules of evidence, 3) how film and digital cameras work and how a photograph is made and 4) macrophotography and microphotography as it applies to photographing specific types of evidence such as impression evidence, trace evidence, questioned documents, blood stain patterns, arson scenes, etc.

ADMJ 320 Concepts of Criminal Law 3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 310 and ENGWR 101
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
C-ID number: AJ 200
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course examines the philosophy, history and structure of criminal law in the United States. 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 studies to introduce students to criminal law and the classification of crimes against persons, property, morals, and public welfare. The course will also include some discussion of the U.S. Constitution, prosecution and defense decision making, criminal culpability, and defenses to crimes.

ADMJ 322 Criminal Procedures 3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course will study the criminal procedures and how they are applied in the American justice system. Topics will include fundamental concepts of law, exclusionary rule, bail, extradition and rendition. Additional topics will include laws and procedures of arrest, order of trial procedures, motions, writs and appeals, limitations of prosecution, rights of the accused, prosecution and defense strategies, judgment, and sentencing.

ADMJ 323 Legal Aspects of Evidence 3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
C-ID number: AJ 124
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course examines the constitutional foundation of the rules of evidence as applied in "U.S." law. Emphasis is placed on the types of evidence and the laws governing admissibility of evidence in criminal proceedings.

ADMJ 330 Criminal Investigation 3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course introduces students to basic investigative responsibilities and procedures as applied to criminal investigations. Topics include crime scene management, forensic and physical evidence handling, search and seizure, property crimes, violent crimes, organized criminal enterprises, gangs, and domestic and international terrorist organizations.

ADMJ 331 Patrol Procedures 3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course will explore the early development and present-day role of patrol operations and techniques used by local law enforcement agencies. Major topics will include community policing, intelligence-led policing, effective patrol strategies, gang awareness, and key factors affecting deployment of patrol resources such as applying intelligence-led policing techniques and fostering community involvement to meet department objectives.

ADMJ 370 Illegal Drugs - Identification and Investigation 3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
The study of current drugs of abuse will include identification, street terminology, pricing, packaging, methods of use, duration of effect, addiction, history, and recognizing persons under the influence. The course also examines current laws and law enforcement agency functions, including search and seizure, search warrants, enforcement trends, ethics and leadership, and treatment programs versus incarceration. This course will also study several high profile drug traffickers who have been incarcerated.

ADMJ 380 PC832 Arrest, Search & Seizure
3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course satisfies the arrest, search and seizure requirement for peace officers as defined in section 832 of the California Penal Code. Instruction will include the law enforcement application of leadership, professionalism, and ethics, community policing, laws of arrest, search and seizure, investigative report writing, use of force, cultural diversity/discrimination, arrest methods, and defensive tactics. This course may be taken up to four times for POST certification requirements.

ADMJ 381 PC832 Firearms 1 Unit
Prerequisite: None.
Enrollment Limitation: Students must present California Department of Justice (DOJ) Livescan clearance letter on the first day of class. This letter must be dated within the past six months.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 8 hours LEC ; 16 hours LAB
This course is a basic introduction to the legal aspects of firearms usage and is in compliance with California Penal Code section 832 and requirements of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). Course topics include: firearms safety, basic firearms operation, firearms ammunition, firearms cleaning and maintenance, and basic fundamentals of shooting. Students must provide their own approved semi-automatic handgun, 9mm or larger, 500 rounds of ammunition, and all safety gear. Students must also provide a CA Department of Justice Livescan fingerprint clearance letter. Students must provide their own transportation to an off-site firearms range. This course may be taken up to four times for POST certification requirements. Pass/No pass only.

ADMJ 494 Topics in Adminstration of Justice .5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Designed to deal with current problems or specific topics concerning the administration of justice. The particular subject to be covered each semester will be determined by the Administration of Justice staff. May be taken two times for credit.

ADMJ 495 Independent Studies in Administration of Justice 1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB

ADMJ 498 Work Experience in Administration of Justice 1-4 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Student must be in a paid or non-paid internship, volunteer opportunity or job related to the administration of justice/criminal justice field. Students are advised to consult with the Administration of Justice Department to review specific certificate and degree work experience requirements.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within their current job. Course content will include understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms, which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the course of the semester, the student is required to fulfill a 16 hour orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience, for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. The course may be taken four times for credit, when there is new or expanded learning on the job, for a maximum of 16 units.

ADMJ 499 Experimental Offering in Administration of Justice .5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB

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