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Administration of Justice AAS Degree
Semester Hours:  62
Effective Term: Fall 2017
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None


Program Description: The Administration of Justice AAS Degree prepares students for professional careers in law enforcement, corrections, parole, probation, the judiciary, and juvenile social work.

Recommended Proficiencies: None

Course Requirements
Administration of Justice AAS
Total Credits: 62

General Education Requirements (22)

Written Communications (6)
ENG101 English Composition III (3)
ENG102 English Composition IV (3)

Oral Communications (3)
COM100 Fundamentals of Human Communication (3) or higher

Arts and Humanities (0)
AJS123 Ethics and the Administration of Justice (3)
Fulfills Core Requirements

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6)
Select two:
SOC100 Introduction to Sociology (3)
PSY101 Introduction to Psychology (3)
POS101 American Politics (3)
POS220 U.S. and Arizona Constitutions (3)

Physical and Biological Sciences (4)
Select a 4-credit course with lab numbered 100 or above from the Biological and Physical Science Lab list. Students may also choose a course from the Biological and Physical Lab Science AGEC list.

Mathematics (3)
Select one:
BUS101 Business Mathematics (3)
MAT101 Essential Mathematics (4) or higher

Core and Elective Requirements (37)
AJS101 Introduction to Administration of Justice (3)
AJS123 Ethics and the Administration of Justice (3)
Also fulfills Arts and Humanities Requirement
AJS209 Substantive Criminal Law (3)
AJS225 Criminology (3)
AJS230 The Police Function (3)
AJS260 Procedural Criminal Law (3)

Select 12 credits from courses with the AJS prefix.

Select 7 credits of general electives from any course numbered 100 or above. Credit may be granted for prior police training upon departmental approval, including credit for AJS Core and Elective Requirements.

Other Requirements (3)

Reading Competency:
RDG100 College Reading
Or equivalent reading assessment test score

Computer Competency (3):
CIS120 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) or higher

Students must earn:
a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
a minimum of 20 credits from CAC
a minimum of 62 credits.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Identify the components of the criminal justice system.
2. (Comprehension Level) Identify and define at least five theories of criminal causation.
3. (Synthesis Level) Demonstrate the ability to understand the relationship of the legislature and judiciary to the enactment and interpretation of law.
4. (Evaluation Level) Demonstrate the ability to understand the criteria for the admissibility of evidence in a criminal trial.
5. (Knowledge Level) Identify at least three current trends in how modern police agencies interact with their communities.
6. (Knowledge Level) Identify the purposes and roles of Arizona Post.
7. (Knowledge Level) Identify the purpose and function of a criminal investigation unit.
8. (Comprehension Level) Identify the steps, from arrest through appeal, that a criminal case flows through the criminal justice process.
9. (Comprehension Level) Identify and describe the objectives and normal activities of police patrol.
10. (Comprehension Level) Identify at least three major police administrative problems common to most police agencies.
11. (Comprehension Level) Identify the key points of each of the U.S. Constitutional Amendments 1 through 10 and the 14th as they relate to the rights of a criminal defendant.
12. (Comprehension Level) Identify the key concepts of Victims' Rights Legislation in Arizona.
Standards for Program
1. Explain the purposes of each component of the criminal justice system.
2. Evaluate the impact of crime from both a fiscal and societal standpoint.
3. Understand the difference between felony and misdemeanor crimes.
4. Differentiate between the following types of evidence: relevant, material and credible.
5. Define community-oriented policing and discuss the historical impact it has on modern police agencies.
6. Explain five reasons for the need of police officers to be held to a higher standard of ethical and moral conduct than average citizens.
7. Analyze crime statistics from at least two sources and use them to project crime trends.
8. Illustrate five functions/roles of each of the following: prosecutor, defense attorney, judge and jury.
9. Summarize five purposes of preventive police patrol.
10. Define at least five characteristics of what makes an effective police manager.
11. Explain the historical developments of the U.S. Constitution as it relates to the rights of the defendant in criminal cases per the 1st through 10th and 14th Amendments.
12. Classify the ARS Title 13 book to locate criminal statutes.