Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3398
First Term: 2008 Summer I      
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 64
CIP Code: 43.0104

Occupational Area: Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
Instructional Council: Administration of Justice Studies (01)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code:

Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Administration of Justice Studies is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students for a variety of careers in the criminal justice field, including law enforcement, corrections, probation, and social services in community-based organizations and agencies.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester

Required Courses
AJS101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
AJS109 Substantive Criminal Law 3
AJS212 Juvenile Justice Procedures 3
AJS225 Criminology 3
AJS230 The Police Function 3
AJS240 The Correction Function 3
AJS260 Procedural Criminal Law 3
AJS275 Criminal Investigation I 3
Credits: 24

Program Competencies
1. Identify and describe the major components of the criminal justice process. (AJS101)
2. Describe governmental structure and its relationship to the criminal justice system. (AJS101)
3. Trace the historical development of common and statutory law. (AJS109)
4. List and describe elements necessary to prove the corpus delicti of criminal acts as found in the common law and the Arizona Revised Statues. (AJS109)
5. Trace the history and development of juvenile justice theories, procedures, and institutions. (AJS212)
6. Identify and describe the major social, political and legal issues associated with crime in America. (AJS225)
7. Identify deviance, society`s role in defining behavior, theories of criminality and the psychological impact of crime. (AJS225)
8. Identify the principles roles and functions of the police in American Society. (AJS230)
9. Trace the history of policing from ancient times to the modern era. (AJS230)
10. Describe the interrelationships and missions of the federal, state, and local law enforcement systems. (AJS230)
11. Trace the history and development of correctional theories and institutions. (AJS240)
12. Identify and describe various types of correctional institutions and the role that corrections performs in the criminal justice system. (AJS240)
13. Describe procedural criminal law requirements and their effect on the criminal justice system. (AJS260)
14. Describe the criminal procedure for arrest, search and seizure. (AJS260)
15. Identify principles of law which have evolved from "landmark" decisions appertaining to criminal justice. (AJS260)
16. Identify and describe the goals and objectives of criminal investigation. (AJS275)
17. Describe criminal investigation and list the appropriate steps to be undertaken during the investigation of specific crimes. (AJS275)

MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 12-11-07

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