2004 - 2005 Catalog

Course Descriptions

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

AOJ 1  
INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE
(3)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture,  CAN AJ 2  CSU General Education Requirement: D8

Administration of Justice 1 is the history and philosophy of justice as it evolved throughout the world; in-depth study of the American system and the various sub-systems; roles and expectations of criminal justice agents in their interrelationships in society; concepts of crime causations; punishments, and rehabilitation; ethics, education and training for professionalism in the social system. (AA, CSU, UC)

AOJ 3  
INTRODUCTION TO CORRECTIONS
(3)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture

Administration of Justice 3 is a basic course for students planning to enter or already employed within the Correctional Science field.  This course surveys the field of correctional science, historical development, current concepts and  practice; explanations of criminal behavior; functions and objectives of the criminal justice system concerned with institutional, probation, and parole process as they modify the offender's behavior; and the professional career opportunities in public and private agencies. (AA, CSU)

AOJ 4  
CONTROL AND SUPERVISION OF INMATES
(3)

Class Hours: 2 Lecture, 3 Laboratory. Strongly Recommended Preparation:  Eng 51A or equivalent.

AOJ 4 offers an overview of supervision of inmates at the local, state and federal levels of  correctional institutions.  The issues of controlling and supervising inmates in a continuum from daily institutional life through emergency and crisis situations will be introduced and discussed.  The course will emphasize the role played by the offender correctional workers as well as the offenders. Topics will include inmate sub-culture, violence and effects of crowding on inmates and staff and coping techniques for correctional officers in the institutional environment.  The causes and effects of abusive tactics will also be discussed.  (AA, CSU)

AOJ 5  
CONCEPTS OF PROBATION AND PAROLE (3)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture

Administration of Justice 5 includes a historical overview of correctional development, its institutions and the community; methods of prisoner intake and classification; survey treatment programs; community based correctional programs; post-institutional treatment and corrections as a career.  (AA, CSU)

AOJ 6  
CORRECTIONAL INTERVIEWING AND COUNSELING
(3)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture.  Strongly Recommended Preparation: ENG 51A or equivalent.

Administration of Justice 6 is an overview of the techniques in interviewing and counseling available to practitioners in Corrections. Students will learn the use of appropriate techniques and theories in confidence building, which may be used by the correctional employee in client interviews and counseling. This is a course for students planning to enter or already employed within the Correctional Science field.(AA, CSU)

AOJ 7  
LEGAL ASPECTS OF CORRECTIONS (3)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture.  Strongly Recommended Preparation: ENG 51A or equivalent.

Administration of Justice 7 provides students with an awareness of the historical framework, concepts and precedents that guide correctional practice. Course material will broaden the individual's perspective of the corrections environment, the civil rights of prisoners and responsibilities and liabilities of corrections officials. (AA, CSU)

AOJ 8  
LAW AND PSYCHOLOGY (3)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture.  Strongly Recommended Preparation: ENG 51A or equivalent.

Administration of Justice 8 focuses on the interaction and application law and psychology in respect to criminal behavior. This course will focus on the legal and psychological considerations in the identification, prosecution, incarceration and treatment philosophies available to the criminal justice or social service professional.  This course may be used as elective credit for either Administration of Justice or Psychology but not for both.(AA, CSU)

AOJ 10
PRINCIPLES AND  PROCEDURES OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture

Administration of Justice 10 will cover legal  process from pre-arrest, arrest through trial, sentencing and correctional procedures; a review of the history of case and common law; conceptual interpretations of law as reflected in court decisions; a study of case law methodology and case research as the decisions impact upon the procedures in the justice system. (AA, CSU)

AOJ 12
WRITTEN CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMUNICATIONS
(3)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture

Administration of Justice 12 will cover ideas effectively in a simple, clear and logical manner in the various types of criminal justice systems reports, letters, memoranda, directives, and administrative reports. Emphasis is on law enforcement and correctional terminology, organization of information and use of English; practice experience in note taking and report writing using standard law enforcement and correction forms; presentation of testimony in court. (AA, CSU)

AOJ
15X OCCUPATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE (PARALLEL)
(1-4)

This program is designed to extend occupational work opportunities through work, paid or voluntary, in the occupation of the student's major.  Students may earn up to 4 units per semester or a maximum of 16 units of total credit.  The student must enroll in classes (at least 7 units, including work-experience) and work part-time (up to 20 hours per week).
 

AOJ
15XY OCCUPATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE (ALTERNATE) (1-8)

This plan allows the student to attend college full-time for one semester and work full-time the next semester. A student may take 8 units of work experience but may only be enrolled in one other course. A student must complete 12 units of credit the semester before enrolling in the alternate plan.  This plan is only available for occupational work experience.

AOJ 16 
HUMAN AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE (3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture

Administration of Justice 16 explores the  interaction of criminal justice agents and the  community; historical and contemporary social, political, and economic issues affecting human relations; diversity of community populations; effects of prejudice, bias, and discrimination; impact of media relations and the community; awareness of individual and cultural differences affecting human interaction. (AA, CSU, UC)

AOJ 20
CRIMINAL LAW (3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture CAN AJ 4. Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 51A or equivalent.

Administration of Justice 20 will emphasize the historical development, philosophy of law and constitutional provisions; definitions; classifications of crimes and their applications to the criminal justice system and administration of justice; legal research, review of case laws, methodology and concepts of law as a social force.  Explores crimes against persons, property, and the state as a social, religious, and historical ideology. (AA,CSU,UC)

AOJ 22
CRIMINAL EVIDENCE (3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture CAN AJ 6.  Strongly Recommended Preparation: ENG 51A or equivalent.

Administration of Justice 22 provides instruction in the origin, development, philosophy, and  constitutional basis of evidence; constitutional and procedural considerations affecting arrest and search and seizure; types and quantums of  evidence and rules governing its admissibility; judicial decisions interpreting individual rights; and case studies viewed from a  conceptual level. (AA, CSU)

AOJ 24
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION
(3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture CAN AH 8

Administration of Justice 24 covers the  fundamentals of investigation; techniques of crime scene search and recording; collection and preservation of physical evidence; modus operandi processes; sources of information; interview and interrogation; follow-up investigation. (AA, CSU)

AOJ 29
CRIME
AND DELINQUENCY
(3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture, CSU General Education Area Designation: D0

Administration of Justice 29 is an introduction to major types of criminal behavior, characteristics of offenders, factors which contribute to crime and delinquency; the criminal justice process; the function of law enforcement, the courts, probation, parole  and institutions; changes in crime control and treatment process, the role of society. Not open for credit to students who have had a course in Sociology, Crime and Delinquency or Introduction to Criminology. (AA, CSU)

AOJ 30/60  
ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE EXPERIMENTAL COURSES (.5-3)

Class Hours:  18 Lecture hours or 54 Laboratory hours for each semester unit.

All courses numbered 30/60 are designed to permit department to meet an immediate student or community need, to explore newer methods in teaching a subject, to offer courses which are innovative, and to provide curriculum variety and flexibility.  A required course description identifies each course subject.  These courses may be taken for CR/NC.

AOJ 32
JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
(3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture

Administration of Justice 32 emphasizes the  techniques of handling juvenile offenders as victims; prevention and repression of delinquency; diagnosis and referral; organization of community resources; juvenile law and juvenile court procedures. (AA, CSU)

AOJ 49/99 
DIRECTED STUDY
(1-2)

Class Hours:  54 Laboratory for each semester  unit. No more than 2 units per semester per 49/99 series.

Administration of Justice 49/99 is designed for student who wish to undertake special projects related to a particular field.  Students, under instructor guidance and acknowledgement, may pursue individual exploration after completing or while currently in at least one course in the department of directed study.(AA, CSU)

AOJ 50A
P. C. 832 ARREST CONTROL MODULE  (3)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture  CR/NC Only.  Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 101B or equivalent.

Administration of Justice 50A is the first tier of training required to meet the requirements of P.C. 832.  This course satisfies the minimum 40 hours of training known as P.C. 832 Arrest Module, and as set forth by the Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) and as required under Penal Code section 830.6 (a) (1) and 832.6 (a) (3).  This course includes basic training in specific topics: California criminal law, criminal evidence, criminal investigation, laws of arrest, methods of arrest, search and seizure law, discretionary decision making, and ethics and professionalism.  Students who successfully pass the arrest skills and written test will receive a certificate.  This course is mandatory for students seeking any sworn peace officer position in California.  AOJ 50A does not include the Firearms Module of P.C. 832 Training. (AA)

AOJ 50B
P.C. 832 FIREARMS MODULE  (.5)

Class Hours:  1.5 laboratory CR/NC Only. Prerequisite: California law requires that  students provide proof of a Department of Justice Fingerprint Clearance (BID-7 Card) letter in order to attend firearms training. A clearance is not required if the student has a prior clearance of file with this institution or is sponsored by a law enforcement agency.

Administration of Justice 50B is the second tier of training required to meet the requirements of P.C. 832. This course satisfies the minimum 24hours of training known as P.C. 832 Firearms Module, and as set forth by the Commission on  Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) and as required under Penal Code section 830.6(a)(1) and 832.6(a)(3). This course includes basic  training in the use of force and firearms. Students who successfully pass the firearms qualification will receive a certificate. This course is mandatory for students seeking any sworn peace officer position in California. AOJ 50B does not include the Arrest Control Module of P.C. 832 Training. (AA)

AOJ 51   
LEVEL III RESERVE OFFICE TRAINING
(4)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture, 3 Laboratory.  Prerequisite: 1) California law requires that students provide proof of a Department of Justice Fingerprint Clearance (BID-7 Card) letter in order to attend firearms training. A clearance is not required if the student has a prior clearance of file with this institution or is sponsored by a law enforcement agency.

Administration of Justice 51 is the second tier of training required for persons seeking appointment as reserve police officers. This course satisfies the minimum 98 hours of training known as Level III Part 2, as set forth by the Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) and as required under Penal Code section 820.6(a)(1) and 832.6(a) (3). This course includes basic training in specific topics: laws and methods of arrest, search and seizure, report writing, ethics and professionalism, information systems, custody, first aid/CPR, traffic enforcement, vehicle operations, cultural diversity/discrimination, crimes in progress, preliminary investigation, use of force, arrest and control/baton, and firearms training/qualification. Students who successfully pass the arrest skills and written tests will receive a certificate.  This course is mandatory for students seeking any sworn peace officer position in California.  A Public Safety Training polo shirt uniform is required.(AA)

AOJ 55 
ADULT CORRECTIONS OFFICER TRAINING CORE
(9)

Class Hours:  8 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Administration of Justice 55 is the adult  corrections officer core training course as outlined in the Peace Officers Standards and Training, the California Board of Corrections, and the Standards and Training for Corrections Program.  This course covers roles and responsibilities of the constitutional rights, legal issues, classification, principles of subcultures in institutions, contraband, defensive tactics, interpersonal communication, receiving and release of inmates, grievances, mental issues, court appearances, cell extractions, physical conditioning and CPR/FA. (AA)

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