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Administration of Justice
BUSINESS AND LAW DEPARTMENT
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM: Associate in Science

INTRODUCTION TO ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
Prerequisite: None. | Lecture 3 hours. UC:CSU 3 UNITS
The history and philosophy of Administration of Justice in Europe and America, including identi-fication of the various subsystems as the police, courts and corrections. Includes the theories of crime, punishment, rehabilitation, ethics, educa-tion and training for professionalism in the justice system. Acceptable for credit: CSULA: Criminal Justice 101.



CONCEPTS OF CRIMINAL LAW

Prerequisite: None. | Lecture 3 hours. UC:CSU 3 UNITS
Historical development, philosophy of law and constitutional provisions; definitions, classifica-tions of crimes and their applications to the system of administration of justice, legal re-search, review of case law, methodology and concepts of law as a social force. Explores crimes against persons, property and the state as a social, religious, and historical ideology.
Acceptable for credit: CSULA: Criminal Justice 126.


LEGAL ASPECTS OF EVIDENCE
Prerequisite: None. | Lecture 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
Origin, development, philosophy and constitu-tional basis of evidence; constitutional and procedural kinds and degrees of evidence and rules governing admissibility: judicial decisions interpreting individual rights and case studies.
Acceptable for credit: CSULA: Criminal Justice.


PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM

Prerequisite: None. | Lecture 3 hours . CSU 3 UNITS
A study of the various agencies in the criminal justice arena. A critical look at society's goals versus the reality of the system.


CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION
Prerequisite: None. | Lecture 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
Police procedures in criminal investigation. Legal aspects and procedures.


PATROL PROCEDURES
Prerequisite: None. | Lecture 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
A critical study of effective and appropriate law enforcement patrol procedures.


JUVENILE PROCEDURES
Prerequisite: None. | Lecture 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
The organization, function, and jurisdiction of juvenile agencies; the processing and detention of juveniles; juvenile case disposition; juvenile statutes and court procedures.


REPORT WRITING FOR PEACE OFFICERS

Prerequisite: None. | Lecture 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
The study of effective report writing in police work including crime scene investigative reports and arrest reports. Students will become famil-iar with many of the reports and writing styles used by local law enforcement agencies.


INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELING
Prerequisite: None. | Lecture 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
Course is an introduction and overview of coun-seling techniques used by entry level practitioners in correctional settings. It traces the development of positive relationships between clients and practitioners.


PROBATION AND PAROLE

Prerequisite: None. | Lecture 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
Examination of community treatment in the cor-rectional process, contemporary usage of presentence investigation, selection, and of pro-bationers and parolees.


OFFICER SAFETY

Prerequisite: None. | Lecture 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
Protection against persons armed with danger-ous and deadly weapons; the moral aspects, legal provisions, safety precautions and restric-tions covering the use of firearms; the immediate and temporary care given in case of accident, illness and emergency child birth.


COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Prerequisite: None. | Lecture 3 hours. UC:CSU 3 UNITS
This course focuses on the role of the members of the justice system, primarily the police, in gaining the support of the community in achieving society's goals regarding crime and justice.


CORRECTIONAL PROCEDURES

Prerequisite: None. | Lecture 3 hours. UC:CSU 3 UNITS
Current correctional procedures are studied in relation to prison/jail management, receiving prisoners, custody and security, supervision of prisoners, staff services, prisoner activities, cus-todial facilities, duties in coordinating inmate appearances in court, and human relations in correctional facilities.


INTRODUCTION TO CORRECTIONS
Prerequisite: None. | Lecture 3 hours. UC:CSU 3 UNITS
Basic course dealing withthe nature of correc-tional systems and corrections work; the objectives of correctional administration, types of institutions and services; probation and parole practices; skills knowledge and attitudes re-quired for employment in this field; and career opportunities.


ISSUES IN LAW ENFORCEMENT
Prerequisite: None. | Lecture 3 hours. 3 UNITS
This course is designed for students contemplat-ing taking the exam for police officer. It presents an overview of law enforcement issues generally covered on exams.


CAMPUS PATROL
Prerequisite: AJ 1. | Lecture 1 hour, lab 6 hours. CSU 3 UNITS RPT3
This course provides the student with an under-standing of problems, situations, and procedures that a police officer faces on foot and campus patrol.


ETHICS AND THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM
Prerequisite: None. | Lecture 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
This course includes an analysis and understanding of the trends and mood of this country, its courts and law; in addition to the necessity for our justice system and its relationship to the values, standards and moral obligations of this society.


BASIC TRAFFIC COLLISION INVESTIGATION

Prerequisite: None. | Lecture 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
This course provides officers and other students with the basic requirements for investigating a traffic collision, and for completing a standard traffic collision report.


INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
Prerequisite: AJ 1, Math 105. | Lecture 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
This course assists the student in attaining an understanding of the role of forensic
science in the Administration of Justice.


UNDERSTANDING STREET AND PRISON GANGS
Prerequisite: None. | Lecture 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
This course is designed to provide information on the history, progression, and activities of street and prison gangs.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Prerequisite: None. | Lecture 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
Course covers theory of battering, kinds of battering, safety plans for victims, legal responsibilities of law enforcement, and individual rights and case studies.


FORENSIC PHOTOGRAPHY
Prerequisite: None. | Lecture 4 hours. 3 UNITS RPT1
This class will provide the basics of forensic in-vestigation. Course will demonstrate the maintenance of both physical evidence and a photographic record of a crime scene, including a chronological sequence of written and photo-graphic evidence.


SECURITY MANAGEMENT
Prerequisite: None. | Lecture 3 hours. 3 UNITS
This course is a class designed to assist security professionals build management skills and focuses on how to improve facility security in the ever-growing protection industry. Emphasis is placed on general security management, security personnel management, operational management, public relations and security mis-management.


INTRODUCTION TO GUARD FORCE ADMINISTRATION
Prerequisite: None. | Lecture 3 hours. 3 UNITS
This course will cover the various and diverse components that make up the security function in private corporations and government departments. In addition, covers new developments in security, career opportunities in security, security training, security law, the security survey, risk analysis, physical security, and loss prevention.


LEGAL ASPECTS OF SECURITY LAW
Prerequisite: None. | Lecture 3 hours. 3 UNITS
This course is a study of criminal, civil, tort, contract, and property law relative to security law. Course areas of negligence in security, law of arrest, intentional torts, agency law, contract law, use of force by private citizen, entrapment, deprivation of rights, and security investigative conduct.


PRIVATE/SECURITY INVESTIGATIONS
Prerequisite: None. | Lecture 3 hours. 3 UNITS
Course covers identification, evaluation, and management of traditional and emerging investigation methodologies and technologies used in the business environment. Course also includes sources and use of public and business records, fraud audits, interviews and interrogations, surveillance operations, undercover investigations, and forensic analysis.


REPORT WRITING FOR SECURITY
Prerequisite: None. | Lecture 3 hours. 3 UNITS RPT3
This course covers the fundamentals of gathering, organizing, and preparing written communication for security reports. Students must record in precise detail the actions of those involved in crimes against corporations as well as written reports applied to civil, criminal and correctional preparation for courtroom testimony.


CRISIS AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Prerequisite: None. | Lecture 3 hours. 3 UNITS
This course covers the development of contingency plans and employee training programs to reduce the probability of security related crises and disasters. Students learn to contain and minimize the level and impact man made or natural critical incidents. Examples of critical incidents are workplace violence, terrorism and natural disasters.


CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

Prerequisite: None. | Lecture 3 hours. 3 UNITS
This course is an analysis of general theories of crime prevention and crime prevention through environmental design, development of physical security programs, risk assessment surveys, hardware and technology application, guard performance, technology interface assessment, and use of alternate cost effective integrated security systems.

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