ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE (AJ)

AJ 010  INTRODUCTION TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: AJ 110

History and philosophy of administration of justice in the United States of America from its inception to its role in a culturally diverse society. Identification and explanation of the various components of the criminal justice system; theories of crime, punishment and rehabilitation; examination of the contemporaneous hiring processes of law enforcement agencies, including but not limited to preparation of the application, oral board analysis and overall examination of the system requirements. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
AJ 012  CONCEPTS OF CRIMINAL LAW  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: AJ 120

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of AJ 010

Historical development of criminal law; legal research methods; classification of crime through critical thinking analysis as seen through the eyes of the investigator and the trier of fact; in-depth analysis of homicide and related crimes against persons; survey of property crimes and drug and alcohol related offenses; thorough exposure to legal concepts for those considering careers in law enforcement and related legal professions. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
AJ 014  LEGAL ASPECTS OF EVIDENCE  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

C-ID: AJ 124

Prerequisite(s): AJ 010 and AJ 012

Origin, development, philosophy and constitutional basis of evidence; constitutional and procedural considerations affecting arrest, search and seizure; kinds and degrees of evidence and rules governing admissibility; judicial decisions interpreting individual rights and case studies; evidentiary requirements justifying the use of force or deadly weapons by peace officers. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
AJ 016  PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

C-ID: AJ 122

Prerequisite(s): AJ 010 and AJ 012

Structure, jurisdiction and procedures of different courts; functions of various administrative agencies; criminal procedures from apprehension to conviction, including bail, extradition, search and seizure, examination, modes of accusation, appeals and writs. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
AJ 018  COMMUNITY RELATIONS  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: AJ 160

Prerequisite(s): AJ 010

Survey of the relationships of the criminal justice system and the community; symptomatic aspects of community mistrust, lack of cooperation and misunderstanding. The process of interaction between the criminal justice practitioner and the citizen. Analysis of how relationships are developed, maintained and changed. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
AJ 019  PRINCIPLES OF INVESTIGATION  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

C-ID: AJ 140

Prerequisite(s): AJ 010 and AJ 012

Basic principles of investigative procedures utilized in the United States justice system. Includes human interactions in dealing with the public, specific knowledge necessary for handling crime scenes; interviews, evidence, surveillance, follow-up, technical resources and case preparation. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
AJ 022  CONCEPTS OF ENFORCEMENT SERVICES  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): AJ 012

Theories, philosophies and concepts related to the role expectations of the enforcement officer. Emphasis on patrol, and public service responsibilities, and their relationship to the administration of justice system. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
AJ 122  FIELD PRACTICE IN ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE  
2 unit  
Prerequisite(s): AJ 012, maintain enrollment in 7 units or more including field practice

Supervised field experience or employment in Administration of Justice, on-the-job training with local criminal justice agency. Student must meet all requirements of participating agency. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 180 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Pass/No-Pass
AJ 128  USE OF FORCE  
1 unit  
Prerequisite(s): AJ 010

Methods required for the use of force in the law enforcement field. Preparation for taking law enforcement self-defense test. Protection against persons armed with dangerous and deadly weapons. Demonstration and drill in limited number of holds and come-alongs. Restraint of prisoners and mentally ill persons. Use of baton and application of self-defense kicks and handcuffing techniques. Total of 9 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
AJ 185  HOMELAND SECURITY  
3 unit  
Prerequisite(s): AJ 010 and AJ 012

History, ideology, and tactics used by foreign and domestic terrorist organizations. The United States response to the terrorist threat, countermeasures to prevent or mitigate and recover from acts of terrorism. Case studies of previous terrorist attacks; a working knowledge of weapons of mass destruction; a study of the religious, social, and political paradigms which motivate global terrorism and the impact on American law enforcement. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade