Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3394
First Term: 2004 Fall      
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: Not Found

Description: An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Judicial Studies will address skills and knowledge necessary for pursuing a career in the court system. In addition, the degree is designed for those individuals currently employed in the court who want to enhance or expand their job skills. Program of study will explore the laws, court structure, management, role of the judiciary and other areas that impact on the court.

Required Courses
AJS101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
AJS109 Substantive Criminal Law 3
AJS119 Computer Applications in Justice Studies 3
AJS201 Rules of Evidence 3
AJS210 Constitutional Law 3
AJS/EMT/SWU258 Victimology and Crisis Management 3
AJS260 Procedural Criminal Law 3
JUD101 The Courts in Arizona 1
JUD103 Role of the Court Staff 1
JUD107 Civil Procedure in Arizona Courts 2
JUD109 Judicial Writing 1
JUD111 Sentencing Misdemeanants 1
JUD113 Court Management 2
JUD115 Injunctive Actions 2
JUD119 Alternative Dispute Resolution 1
JUD121 Appeals 1
Credits: 33

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. Identify computer usage and types of software utilized in the criminal justice system. (AJS119)
6. Explain the rules of evidence, including how to recognize and use evidence in judicial proceedings. (AJS201)
7. Identify and explain those parts of the U.S. Constitution that govern the law enforcement function. (AJS210)
8. Describe key issues related to victimology and crisis intervention. (AJS258)
9. Describe the criminal procedure for arrest, search and seizure. (AJS260)
10. Identify principles of law which have evolved from "landmark" decisions appertaining to criminal justice. (AJS260)
11. Contrast the functions of various courts in Arizona, and describe their interrelationships. (JUD101)
12. Describe the roles and responsibilities of court staff and other court personnel in Arizona. (JUD103)
13. Describe the rules of civil procedure as applied to both standard civil actions and small claims cases in Arizona courts. (JUD107)
14. Identify and write documents that are commonly used in the judicial setting. (JUD109)
15. Explain the alternatives, methods, laws, rules, and practices that relate to the sentencing of misdemeanants. (JUD111)
16. Describe the organization and management of courts, especially in the areas of personnel, case processing standards, staff organization, quality management, and court administration. (JUD113)
17. Describe the philosophy and practical applications of injunctive orders. (JUD115)
18. Describe and demonstrate techniques for conflict resolution. (JUD119)
19. Describe the processing of appeals from limited jurisdiction courts to general jurisdiction courts. (JUD121)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 4-24-01

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