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Courses Offered

ADMJ 100 INTRODUCTION TO ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
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. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).

ADMJ 102 PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES OF JUSTICE (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Satisfactory completion (grade of C or better) of, or concurrent enrollment in, ADMJ 100, or equivalent; and eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
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. Transfer credit: CSU.

ADMJ 104 CONCEPTS OF CRIMINAL LAW (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Satisfactory completion (grade of C or better) of, or concurrent enrollment in, ADMJ 100 or LEGL 240, or equivalent and eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
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. Transfer credit: CSU.

ADMJ 106 LEGAL ASPECTS OF EVIDENCE (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Satisfactory completion (grade of C or better) of, or concurrent enrollment in, ADMJ 100 or LEGL 240, or equivalent and eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
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. Transfer credit: CSU.

ADMJ 108 COMMUNITY RELATIONS (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent; and ADMJ 100 and SOCI 100.
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. Transfer credit: UC; CSU.

ADMJ 110 POLICE REPORT WRITING (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent; and completion of or concurrent enrollment in ADMJ 100, or equivalent.
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. Transfer credit: CSU.

ADMJ 120 CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Satisfactory completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ADMJ 100 or LEGL 240, or equivalent and eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
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. Transfer credit: CSU.

ADMJ 123 CONCEPTS OF ENFORCEMENT PRINCIPLES (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent; and completion of or concurrent enrollment in ADMJ 100, or equivalent.
Explanation of theories, philosophies, and concepts related to the role expectations of the enforcement officer. Emphasis is placed on patrol, traffic, and public service responsibilities and their relationship to the administration of justice systems. Transfer credit: CSU.

ADMJ 125 JUVENILE PROCEDURES (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent; and completion of or concurrent enrollment in ADMJ 100, or equivalent.
The study of the extent, causation, and prevention of juvenile delinquency. Includes an analysis of juvenile courts, probation, institutional treatment, parole, and prevention programs. The sociological and anthropological approaches to juvenile delinquency will be discussed in terms of their relationship to the administration of justice systems. Transfer credit: CSU.

ADMJ 128 JUVENILE CRIME PREVENTION STRATEGIES (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/48-54 lab by arrangement. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
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. Transfer credit: CSU.

ADMJ 134 TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT AND INVESTIGATION (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent; and completion of or concurrent enrollment in ADMJ 100, or equivalent.
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; skid mark and evidence analysis, preparing traffic citations, diagrams and collision reports; and testifying in traffic court. Transfer credit: CSU.

ADMJ 135 NARCOTICS AND SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Satisfactory completion (grade of C or better) of, or concurrent enrollment in, ADMJ 100, or equivalent and eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
This course is designed to acquaint the Administration of Justice student with background and historical information necessary to enter a law enforcement agency. Such information involves identification of drugs, drug abuses, mental and physical effects, and addiction. There will also be special emphasis on vice and deviant behavior including victimless crimes. Transfer credit: CSU.

ADMJ 180 CRIMINAL IDENTIFICATION (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Satisfactory completion (grade of C or better) of, or concurrent enrollment in, ADMJ 100, or equivalent; and completion of ADMJ 102 and ADMJ 106 with grades of C or better, or equivalent; and eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent. and READ 836, or ENGL 846, or equivalent.
Theory and practices in the science of fingerprints, including classification, filing, comparisons, latent print technology, preservation of evidence, court testimony, rolling prints, computers, and the law as it pertains to Criminal Identification. Other aspects of personal identification include skeletal identification, portrait parle, composites, blood evidence, and basic camera procedures. Transfer credit: CSU.

ADMJ 205 JUDICIAL PROCESS IN CALIFORNIA (3)

Three lecture hours per week. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 836.

An overview of the federal court system, the California courts, and administrative agency tribunals. Careful examination of roles and relationships of the courthouse work group. Also listed as LEGL 305. Transfer credit: CSU.

ADMJ 665 SELECTED TOPICS IN ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE (.5-2)
(Pass/No Pass.)
Hours/semester: 8-9 lecture hours per .5 unit. Recommended: Satisfactory completion (grade of C or better) of, or concurrent enrollment in, ADMJ 100, or equivalent.
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. Transfer credit: CSU.

ADMJ 670 – Criminal Justice Internship (Cooperative Education) (4)
(Pass/No Pass.)
Hours/semester: 300 work experience. Prerequisites: Completion of ADMJ 100 with a C or better and completion of six units of any of the following ADMJ core courses with a C or better: ADMJ 102, 104, 106, 108 or 110 (three of the six units may be met by concurrent enrollment). Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
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. Transfer credit: CSU.