Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3057
First Term: 2017 Spring   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 64-69
CIP Code: 43.0104
Occupational Area: Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security

Instructional Council: Administration of Justice (01)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 25-1111, 33-1011, 33-1012


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in 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.



Required Courses
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in each course in the Required Courses area.
AJS101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
AJS109 Substantive Criminal Law 3
AJS200 Current Issues in Criminal Justice 3
AJS205 Criminal Justice Report Writing 3
AJS212 Juvenile Justice Procedures 3
AJS225 Criminology 3
AJS230 The Police Function 3
AJS240 The Correction Function 3
AJS/EMT/FSC/SWU258 Victimology and Crisis Management 3
AJS260 Procedural Criminal Law 3
Credits: 30

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)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 2-28-06

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.