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Courses Offered

ADMJ 100 Introduction to Administration of Justice (3 units)

History and philosophy of administration of justice in America; recapitulation of the system; identifying the various subsystems, role expectations and their interrelationships; theories of crime, punishment, and rehabilitation. Survey of the ethics, education, and required training for professionalism in the system.

ADMJ 102 Principles and Procedures of Justice (3 units)

The role and responsibilities of each segment within the administration of justice system: law enforcement, judicial, and corrections. Procedures in each sub-system and how they relate to one another. May include field research.

ADMJ 104 Concepts of Criminal Law (3 units)

Historical development and philosophy of criminal law and constitutional provisions. Special emphasis on legal definitions, the classifications of crime and their application to the administration of justice system. Study of case law, methodology, and concepts of law as a social force. Also listed as LEGL 304.

ADMJ 106 Legal Aspects of Evidence (3 units)

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 and interpreting individual rights and case studies. Also listed as LEGL 306.

ADMJ 108 Community Relations (3 units)

Study of the complex and dynamic relationship between the criminal justice system and the widely diverse multicultural society it serves in addressing crime and conflict. Emphasis will be on the roles and interaction of administration of justice practitioners and their agencies in the community, the challenges and prospects of administering justice within a diverse multicultural population, crime prevention, restorative justice, conflict resolution, and professional ethics in justice administration. Also listed as SOCI 108.

ADMJ 110 Police Report Writing (3 units)

Exploration of effective police report writing techniques, including crime, arrest and incident reports. Examination of interview methods, note taking, report organization and documentation, crime scene diagrams, search warrant affidavits, and case preparation for prosecution. Emphasis on essential principles of written and oral communication in law enforcement, including testifying in court.

ADMJ 120 Criminal Investigation (3 units)

An introductory level Administration of Justice course that explores the concepts of, and techniques used in, the investigation of crime, including crimes scene protection, searching for and processing evidence, conducting interviews and interrogations, surveillance, and scientific analysis of evidence. Also listed as LEGL 320.

ADMJ 123 Concepts of Enforcement Principles (3 units)

Explanation of theories, philosophies, and concepts related to the role expectations of the enforcement officer. Emphasis is placed on patrol, traffic, and public services responsibilities and their relationship to the administration of justice systems.

ADMJ 125 Juvenile Procedures (3 units)

The study of the extent, causation, and prevention of juvenile delinquency. Includes an analysis of juvenile courts, institutional treatment, probation, parole, and juvenile delinquency prevention programs. The sociological and anthropological approaches to juvenile delinquency will be discussed in terms of their relationship to the administration of justice systems.

ADMJ 128 Juvenile Crime Prevention Strategies (3 units)

Innovative exploration of juvenile justice and issues facing at-risk youth: criminal law, the consequences of crime, and crime avoidance strategies. Course includes field trips and service learning opportunities.

ADMJ 134 Traffic Enforcement and Investigation (3 units)

A study of the fundamentals of traffic law enforcement and collision investigations, including traffic laws and regulations; the purposes and methods of traffic enforcement; detecting traffic law violators and DUI drivers; conducting field sobriety tests; investigating traffic collisions; skidmark and evidence analysis; preparing traffic citations, diagrams, and collision reports; and testifying in traffic court.

ADMJ 665 Selected Topics in Administration of Justice (0.5- 2 units)

Advanced specialized study in Administration of Justice. This program is designed to offer unique or specialized criminal justice topics of contemporary student interest. Students will learn from and work closely with criminal justice practitioners and bring this newly acquired knowledge back into the community. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

ADMJ 670 Criminal Justice Internship (Cooperative Education) (4 units)

Designed as an on-site experiential learning opportunity for advanced and qualifying Administration of Justice Program students who wish to apply their program skills and knowledge through a supervised paid work experience internship at an approved criminal justice (or justice related) agency. Enrollment and participation in this course is with the approval of the ADMJ Program Coordinator. Must be at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen, have no felony convictions, possess a background history consistent with work in criminal justice, and ability to pass a background investigation to be conducted by the criminal justice agency. 300 hours of paid on-site work per semester required to achieve 4 units of credit. May be repeated for credit up to 16 units. This limitation applies to Occupational Cooperative Education work experience courses offered within the SMCCCD.