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Administration of Justice (ADMJ)

Degrees

The following Administration of Justice degrees are offered:

DEGREE
AA — Administration of Justice 

Required Program (Units)

ADMJ 300    Introduction to Administration of Justice (3)
ADMJ 301    Investigative Report Writing (3) 
ADMJ 302    Community Relations: Multicultural Issues (3) 
ADMJ 320    Concepts of Criminal Law (3)
ADMJ 323    Legal Aspects of Evidence (3)
ADMJ 330    Criminal Investigation (3)
Plus a minimum of six (6) units from the following: (6)
    ADMJ 308, 322, 331, 333, 340, 370, 498
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 24

This A.A. degree may be obtained by completion of the Required Program, plus General Education Requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total.

In the history of the Administration of Justice there has never been a greater demand for well-trained and educated professionals in the law enforcement, courts, and corrections fields. Folsom Lake College's Administration of Justice program provides training to individuals for positions in a wide variety of careers in the Administration of Justice field. Graduates will be better prepared to seek employment at the local, state, federal and private levels.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose, authority, and relationship between law enforcement, the judiciary, and corrections in the local, state, and federal levels.
  • Evaluate various local, state, and federal law enforcement career options and design a viable career path strategy.
  • Define and apply the ethical and leadership standards placed on administration of justice professionals.
  • Analyze cause in fact and proximate cause in relation to criminal activity and describe how they apply to criminal statutes, case law, and constitutional law.
  • Identify diverse cultural groups and unique crime related problems they face, and describe strategies law enforcement professionals can use to eliminate or reduce those problems.
  • Apply effective written and oral communication skills.
  • describe the role of computers in crime and investigations.


DEGREE
AS-T - Administration of Justice

Required Program (Units)
ADMJ 300    Introduction to Administration of Justice (3)
ADMJ 320    Concepts of Criminal Law (3)
A minimum of six (6) units from the following: (6)
   ADMJ 302, 322, 323, 330
A minimum of six (6) units from the following: (6)
   PSYC 300; SOC 300, 301, 321; STAT 300 or PSYC 330
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 18

The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer Degree program provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements for transfer to the California State University. Students with this degree will receive priority admission with junior status to the California State University system. Students should work closely with their Folsom Lake College counselor to ensure that they are taking the appropriate coursework to prepare for majoring in Administration of Justice at the institution they wish to transfer to because major and general education requirements may vary for each CSU and the degree may only transfer to specific institutions.

This program has the following completion requirements:
1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    A. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
    B. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose, authority, and relationship between law enforcement, the judiciary, and corrections in the local, state, and federal levels.
  • Evaluate various local, state, and federal law enforcement career options and develop a viable career path strategy.
  • Define and apply the ethical and leadership standards placed on administration of justice professionals.
  • Describe the complex interaction between criminal investigations and criminal procedures.
  • Analyze cause in fact and proximate cause in relation to criminal activity and describe how they apply to criminal statutes, case law, and constitutional law.
  • Identify diverse cultural groups and unique crime related problems they face, and describe strategies law enforcement professionals can use to eliminate or reduce those problems.
  • Apply effective written and oral communication skills.

Updated 4/30/18

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