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ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE 1 Introduction to Administration of Justice 3 UNITS - (UC:CSU) Philosophy and history of law enforcement, overview of crime criminal justice problems, including community relations: Organization and jurisdiction of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, survey of professional career opportunities; and qualifications required for entry into a career in Administration of Justice. ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE 2 Concepts of Criminal Law 3 UNITS - (UC:CSU) An introduction to the basic principles of the development of the law and legal systems. This includes the evolution of the English common law, with special emphasis on the most frequently used sections of the California Penal Code by police officers. Topics covered will include the substantive law; classifications of crimes; legal research; and legal controls on social conduct. ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE 3 Legal Aspects of Evidence 3 UNITS - (CSU) Origin, development, philosophy and constitutional basis of evidence; Constitutional considerations of the rules governing the admissibility of evidence in court; and the kinds and degrees of evidence and the judicial decisions interpreting individual rights in a criminal trial. ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE 4 Principles and Procedures of the Justice System 3 UNITS - (CSU) Legal processes from pre-arrest through trial, sentencing and correctional procedures; a review of criminal law and legal concepts governing police behavior; conceptual interpretations of constitutional principles of the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 14th Amendments to the Constitution and their application to law enforcement officers. UC limit: One course from Administration of Justice 1, 4. ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE 5 Criminal Investigation 3 UNITS - (CSU) Fundamentals of investigation, crime scene search and recording, collection and preservation of physical evidence, scientific aids, modus operandi, sources of information, interviews and interrogation, follow-up, and case preparation.

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE 6 Patrol Procedures 3 UNITS - (CSU) The history and development of patrol philosophy; planning for field activities to include functions of patrol traffic, and other preliminary investigative duties of the field officers and the handling of civil and domestic disturbances and other community crime incident.

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE 8 Juvenile Procedures 3 UNITS - (CSU) An introduction to major types of criminal behavior, characteristics of offenders factors which contribute to crime and delinquency; the criminal process: The function of law enforcement: the youthful; the courts, probation, and other institutions; changes in juvenile crime control and treatment process, the role of society. ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE 14 Report Writing for Law Enforcement 3 UNITS - (CSU) This course concentrates on the study of written reports used by law enforcement agencies. Practice in organizing and presenting factual material with clarity, definiteness and conciseness is emphasized. ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE 16 Recruitment Selection Process 3 UNITS - (CSU) This course provides an in-depth coverage of the selection process for employment in a law enforcement agency. Special emphasis is given to the written exam, oral interview, agility exam, background investigation and academy training. The civil service procedure is reviewed and explained. ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE 39 Probation and Parole 3 UNITS - (CSU) This course will concentrate on the background, structures and procedures of Probation and Parole including the juvenile and criminal court process. The relationship to law enforcement and corrections will be investigated. ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE 53 Forensic Fingerprint Evidence 3 UNITS Students locate, develop and lift fingerprints from crime scenes. These skills are a must for students interested in law enforcement as a police officer or evidence specialist or for private investigations.

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE 60 Arrest, Search and Seizure 3 UNITS - (CSU) A comprehensive study of the laws of search and seizure, with special emphasis on procedural law as applied by police officers. The U.S. and California Supreme Courts procedures and role will be reviewed with an emphasis on the legal, constitutional and political aspects for law enforcement officers. ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE 62 Fingerprint Classification 3 UNITS (CSU) A practical course designed to cover the technical aspects of fingerprinting. Topics will include pattern interpretation, classification, taking and lifting of prints, and searching and filing procedures. Times will be devoted to laboratory work in the classroom. ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE 67 Community Relations I 3 UNITS - (UC:CSU) This course treats current aspects and problems of police community relations. Topics covered are the police image, crisis areas, organization for police-community relations activities, groups and law enforcement, the press, training in police-community relations programming, role of the individual officer, police-community relations of the future. ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE 180 Criminalistics 3 UNITS - (CSU) This course concentrates on the detection, inspection and interpretation of crime scene evidence. Forensic videos highlight the techniques used for accurate interpretation as well as give an insight into crime lab procedures. Hands-on application is a vital part of this class.

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE 379 Advanced Criminalistics-Forensics I 3 UNITS - (A) This course will concentrate on three areas of Forensics: Serology, Trace Evidence and Crime Scene Photography using a hands-on approach. Students will learn to identify and collect evidence, and learn the techniques used by crime lab criminalists to analyze evidence. ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE 381 Law Enforcement Internship 3 UNITS - (A) This course will enable students to gain first hand knowledge of their chosen career within the criminal justice systems, obtain letters of reference and learn special employment/ educational opportunities. ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE 382

Introduction to the Firearms Training System 3 UNITS - (A) This five week course uses a computer simulator to test students abilities and reaction in shooting scenarios. Students will be placed in real life type situations and must determine to shoot or dont shoot. ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE 391 Firearms Evidence Analysis 3 UNITS - (A) A forensic course dealing with firearms and cartridge identification. This class offers a Handson approach through the use of experiments and microscopic comparisons. ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE 396 Traffic Collision Investigation 3 UNITS - (A) This class will concentrate on investigating traffic collisions by identifying and interpreting forensic evidence as well as diagramming and measuring scenes. Special emphasis will be placed on understanding vehicle and pedestrian dynamics (behavior) associated after a collision. ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE 413 Financial Crimes Investigations 3 UNITS - (A) This course will concentrate on the criminal and civil investigation techniques in dealing with the highly technical field of financial crimes. Topics include: forgery, credit card fraud, financial scams, fake identification fraud, computer fraud, Internet crimes and identification fraud (Social Security number). A must for students interested in law enforcement, private investigations and state investigation agencies. CORRECTIONS 1 Introduction to Corrections 3 UNITS (CSU) Basic course dealing with the nature of correctional work; aims and objectives of correctional administration; probation and practices; skills, knowledge and attitudes required for employment in this field; types of institutions and services; career opportunities. CORRECTIONS 2 Corrections Institutions 3 UNITS (CSU) A study of the organization and programming used in juvenile and correctional institutions including their history and development. CORRECTIONS 5 Legal Aspects of Corrections 3 UNITS (A) This course concentrates on the legal aspects of corrections in regards to prisoner rights. It references Title 5 requirements involving the prisoners rights to legal services, medical care, confinement, disciplinary hearings, and visitation rights.