Contact Information

Contact Information
Division
Business and Technology
Dean
Susan Lucyga (Interim)
Associate Dean
Darlene Jackson
Department Coordinator
Blair Spaulding
Location
Division Office
B 3, Rocklin Campus
Department Office
Roseville Center, Second Floor
Phone Number
Department Phone
(916) 781-6263

Overview

The Administration of Justice program offers students an Associate Degree for Transfer which prepares students for transfer into the California State University system. In addition, there are three associate degrees offered with specific areas of concentration. Each concentration has specific core courses that are required of all students. Courses are available in law enforcement, specializing in police activities that promote public safety and service to the community; courts, specializing in responsibilities to the public through the trial system of adjudication; and corrections, where sentenced individuals are subjected to society's effort to provide accountability and correct the deviant behavior.

The Administration of Justice program also offers a number of POST certified peace officer training courses, including PC 832 Arrest and Firearms, as well as Modules III and II of the POST Regular Basic Course (Law Enforcement Academy). Successful completion of the two modules allows students to be hired as Level III or Level II Reserve Peace Officers in California. The Department also offers some in-service POST training courses for continuing professional development.

TRANSFER MAJOR REQUIREMENTS in Administration of Justice are available in the Counseling Center. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for specific transfer requirements. Four-year graduates in Administration of Justice are qualified for career pathways in law enforcement, the courts and corrections.

Faculty

Corey J. Morgan

Assistant Professor, Administration of Justice

A.A., Sierra College
B.S., Union Institute and University
M.S., Saint Joseph's University

Blair H. Spaulding

Professor/Coordinator, Administration of Justice

B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara

Administration of Justice Advisory Committee

  • Brandon Banks, Owner, Security and Firearms Training Academy, North Highlands
  • Ed Bonner (Retired), Sheriff, Placer County, Auburn
  • Michael Doane, Lieutenant, Roseville Police Department
  • Angela Ford, District Attorney, Placer County
  • John Foster, Police Chief, Grass Valley Police Department
  • Suzanne Gazzaniga, Superior Court Judge, Placer County
  • Missy Morris, Training Coordination, Roseville Police Department
  • Greg Murphy, Lieutenant, University of California, Davis Police Department
  • Forrest Richardson, Lieutenant, Rocklin Police Department
  • Mario Rodriguez, Senior Consultant, POST
  • Dan Ruden, Chief of Police, Lincoln Police Department
  • John Ruffcorn, Chief of Police, Auburn Police Department
  • Ralph Swasey, ROP Law Enforcement Instructor, Placer and Del Oro High Schools
  • Brian Vizzusi, Lieutenant, Galt Police Department
  • Richard Ward (Retired), Captain, California Highway Patrol

Degrees/Certificates

Administration of Justice for Transfer

AS-T Degree

The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer (AS-T) degree program allows students to recognize the importance of ethics and professionalism within the criminal justice field; analyze and apply legal principles to the daily operations of law enforcement, the courts and corrections; and analyze and critically evaluate information to solve problems within the criminal justice field.

The Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer degree (AS-T) prepares students to transfer into the CSU system to complete a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Administration of Justice or a major deemed similar by a CSU campus. Students earning an associate degree for transfer and meeting the CSU minimum transfer admission requirements are guaranteed admission with junior standing to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Upon transfer, students will be required to complete no more than 60 additional prescribed units to earn a bachelor’s degree.

To earn the Associate in Science in Administration of Justice for Transfer degree, students must complete 60 CSU-transferable semester units with a minimum grade point average of 2.0, including both of the following:

The exact wording of the law pertaining to associate degrees for transfer may be found in Education Code Section 66746.

It is highly recommended that, prior to transferring, students complete courses that satisfy the CSU United States History, Constitution and American Ideals graduation requirement. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

RESTRICTION: International coursework from non-United States regionally accredited institutions cannot be applied to associate degrees for transfer.

Required Courses
ADMJ 0050Introduction to Administration of Justice3
ADMJ 0055Concepts of Criminal Law3
Select 6 units from the following:6
Criminal Court Process
Introduction to Investigation
Introduction to Evidence
Juvenile Law and Procedure
Community and the Justice System
Introduction to Corrections
Select 6-7 units from the following or any unused courses from the preceding area:6-7
General Principles of Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Statistics in Sociology
Elementary Statistics
Total Units18-19

Administration of Justice—Corrections

AA or AS Degree

The Corrections curriculum prepares students for careers in corrections, probation and parole. Students must fulfill the following major requirements with grades of “C” or better, complete a minimum of 60 degree-applicable semester units (12 of which must be completed at Sierra College) with a grade point average of at least 2.0 and complete one of the following three general education patterns:

Required Courses
ADMJ 0050Introduction to Administration of Justice3
ADMJ 0055Concepts of Criminal Law3
ADMJ 0062Introduction to Corrections3
ADMJ 0067Managing the Adult Offender3
ADMJ 0076Street and Prison Gangs3
ADMJ 0151Administration of Justice Pathways2
Select 6 units from the following:6
Criminal Court Process
Introduction to Evidence
Juvenile Law and Procedure
Defensive Tactics for Law Enforcement
Firearms Familiarization
Advanced Firearms
Institutional Corrections and Casework
Substantive Law
Illegal Drugs - Recognition and Influence
Writing for Criminal Justice
Computer Use in Criminal Justice
Values and Ethics in Criminal Justice
Terrorist Tactics and the Role of the First Responder
PC 832 - Arrest
PC 832 - Firearms
Family Violence: Spousal/Partner, Child and Elder Abuse
Total Units23

Administration of Justice—Courts

AA or AS Degree

The Courts curriculum prepares students for positions in the judicial system. Students must fulfill the following major requirements with grades of “C” or better, complete a minimum of 60 degree-applicable semester units (12 of which must be completed at Sierra College) with a grade point average of at least 2.0 and complete one of the following three general education patterns:

Required Courses
ADMJ 0050Introduction to Administration of Justice3
ADMJ 0052Criminal Court Process3
ADMJ 0055Concepts of Criminal Law3
ADMJ 0056Introduction to Evidence3
ADMJ 0057Juvenile Law and Procedure3
ADMJ 0151Administration of Justice Pathways2
Select 6 units from the following:6
Introduction to Corrections
Managing the Adult Offender
Substantive Law
Writing for Criminal Justice
Computer Use in Criminal Justice
Values and Ethics in Criminal Justice
Street and Prison Gangs
Terrorist Tactics and the Role of the First Responder
Family Violence: Spousal/Partner, Child and Elder Abuse
Total Units23

Administration of Justice—Law Enforcement

AA or AS Degree

The Law Enforcement curriculum prepares students for a career as a peace officer. Students must fulfill the following major requirements with grades of “C” or better, complete a minimum of 60 degree-applicable semester units (12 of which must be completed at Sierra College) with a grade point average of at least 2.0 and complete one of the following three general education patterns:

Required Courses
ADMJ 0050Introduction to Administration of Justice3
ADMJ 0054Introduction to Investigation3
ADMJ 0055Concepts of Criminal Law3
ADMJ 0056Introduction to Evidence3
ADMJ 0058Community and the Justice System3
ADMJ 0151Administration of Justice Pathways2
Select 6-9 units from the following:6-9
Traffic Investigations and Enforcement
Criminal Court Process
Police Field Operations
Juvenile Law and Procedure
Defensive Tactics for Law Enforcement
Firearms Familiarization
Advanced Firearms
Firearms: Semi-Automatics
Firearms Instructor
Firearms Instructor POST
Introduction to Corrections
Substantive Law
Illegal Drugs - Recognition and Influence
Writing for Criminal Justice
Computer Use in Criminal Justice
Values and Ethics in Criminal Justice
Street and Prison Gangs
Terrorist Tactics and the Role of the First Responder
Fraud Examination
PC 832 - Arrest
PC 832 - Firearms
POST Module III Academy Training
POST Module II Academy Training
Family Violence: Spousal/Partner, Child and Elder Abuse
Computer Forensics Fundamentals
Total Units23-26

Reserve Peace Officer

Skills Certificate

Designed to give students basic knowledge, skills and abilities required to enter the law enforcement workforce as Reserve Peace Officers with or without obtaining an associate degree. This skills certificate provides career technical skills; it is not equivalent to an associate degree.

Required Courses
ADMJ 0115POST Module III Academy Training7.5
ADMJ 0120POST Module II Academy Training9
Total Units16.5

Courses

Understanding course descriptions

ADMJ 0028. Independent Study

Units: 1-3
Designed for students interested in furthering their knowledge at an independent study level in an area where no specific curriculum offering is currently available. Independent study might include, but is not limited to, research papers, special subject area projects, and research projects. See Independent Study page in catalog. (CSU)

ADMJ 0050. Introduction to Administration of Justice

Units: 3
Hours: 54 lecture
Exploration of the history and philosophical roots of the U.S. justice system; in-depth study of the system and its sub-systems with emphasis on the total environment in which they operate; roles and role expectations of professionals as perceived from within and outside of the system; study of theories of crime, punishment, rehabilitation; exploration of research methodology of the discipline; analysis of the system interrelationship with society, punishments and incarceration alternatives. (C-ID AJ 110) (CSU, UC)

ADMJ 0051. Traffic Investigations and Enforcement

Units: 3
Hours:54 lecture
Study of traffic management and enforcement. Emphasis on traffic law enforcement procedures, Vehicle Code violations, public safety, and collision investigations. (CSU)

ADMJ 0052. Criminal Court Process

Units: 3
Hours: 54 lecture
Comprehensive examination of the origin, development, philosophy and legal basis of criminal procedures in California; procedural statutes, case law, constitutional law and judicial rules governing pre-arrest, arrest, custody, crime charging, motions; applicable rules of discovery and evidence; California grand jury system; pretrial court procedures; adult and juvenile court procedures; verdict, sentencing and the appellate process. (C-ID AJ 122) (CSU)

ADMJ 0053. Police Field Operations

Units: 3
Hours: 54 lecture
History and development of patrol philosophy; field activities including patrol, complaints, requests for services, field interviews, searches, arrests, traffic problems, disturbances and other community or criminal incidents. (CSU)

ADMJ 0054. Introduction to Investigation

Units: 3
Hours: 54 lecture
Fundamentals of investigation; addresses the techniques, procedures, and investigation of crime, including organization of crime scene searches and recording; collection and preservation of evidence; sources of information; surveillance; interview and interrogation; follow-up investigation; resources; scientific analysis of evidence, case preparation and the role of the investigator in the trial process. (C-ID AJ 140) (CSU)

ADMJ 0055. Concepts of Criminal Law

Units: 3
Hours: 54 lecture
Historical development, philosophy of common and statutory law, and constitutional provisions related to due process; definitions, classifications, and general elements of crimes as applied to the administration of justice; legal research, review of case law, methodology, and concepts of law as a social force and analysis of criminal liability, defense to crimes and the classification of crimes against persons, property, morals and public welfare. (C-ID AJ 120) (CSU, UC)

ADMJ 0056. Introduction to Evidence

Units: 3
Hours: 54 lecture
Origin, development, philosophy and legal basis of evidence; types of evidence; ways of presenting evidence; judicial decisions and statutory rules of evidence governing the admissibility of testimony, writings, materials and objects at a criminal trial; constitutional and procedural considerations affecting searches, seizures, admissions, confessions and methods of identification. (C-ID AJ 124) (CSU)

ADMJ 0057. Juvenile Law and Procedure

Units: 3
Hours: 54 lecture
Organization, functions and jurisdiction of juvenile agencies; the processing and detention of juveniles; techniques of handling juvenile offenders and victims; prevention and suppression of delinquency; diagnosis and referral; community resources; law and court procedures. (C-ID AJ 220) (CSU)

ADMJ 0058. Community and the Justice System

Units: 3
Hours: 54 lecture
In-depth survey of the relationship between the criminal justice system and the community; causal and symptomatic aspects of community misunderstanding, lack of cooperation and mistrust; the concept that community relations develop through a continuing process of interaction between the criminal justice system and members of the public. Methods for understanding how such a relationship is developed, changed and maintained. Examines the complex, dynamic relationship between communities and the justice system in addressing crime and conflict with an emphasis on the challenges and prospects of administering justice within a diverse multicultural population. (C-ID AJ 160) (CSU, UC)

ADMJ 0060. Defensive Tactics for Law Enforcement

Unit: 1
Hours: 36 (18 lecture, 18 laboratory)
Skills and techniques to address combative subjects both armed and unarmed; includes take downs, control holds, escapes, handcuffing, and weapon retention or removal. (not transferable)

ADMJ 0061A. Firearms Familiarization

Units: 2
Hours: 54 (27 lecture, 27 laboratory)
Introductory course covering history of firearms, types and selection of weapons, ammunition and auxiliary equipment, firearm nomenclature, principles of safe shooting, weapon safety, maintenance and care, legal and moral aspects of weapon usage for both law enforcement and non-law enforcement, and development of individual shooting skills and safety. Qualifying at the firing range with a handgun. Safety fee required. (not transferable)

ADMJ 0061B. Advanced Firearms

Units: 2
Prerequisite: Completion of any of the following: ADMJ 61A; 61C; 112; 115; 120; Basic Police Academy course certified by California POST
Hours: 54 (27 lecture, 27 laboratory)
An advanced course further developing skills and theory introduced in ADMJ 61A, with practical applications in varied complex settings. Emphasis on further study and practice of functional testing of firearms, sight alignment adjustments, and self-evaluation of shooting performance. Development of additional skills and knowledge necessary to teach firearm safety and techniques to enhance shooting skills. Safety fee required. (not transferable)

ADMJ 0061C. Firearms: Semi-Automatics

Units: 2
Hours: 54 (27 lecture, 27 laboratory)
Practical semi-automatic handgun course. Includes history and evolution of semi-automatics, types and uses, nomenclature, ammunition, marksmanship techniques, malfunctions, safety, and development of individual shooting skills. Safety fee required. (not transferable)

ADMJ 0061D. Firearms Instructor

Units: 2
Prerequisite: Successful completion of ADMJ 61A, 61B and 61C; or completion of ADMJ 61B and a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified Police Academy; or equivalent firearms training as determined by the Administration of Justice Program Coordinator
Hours: 54 (36 lecture, 18 laboratory)
Knowledge and skills to train others in firearm safety, marksmanship and range program development. Includes fundamentals of marksmanship, curriculum development, firearms safety, range management, handgun/shotgun theory and nomenclature, developing qualification courses and diagnosing shooting problems through practical shooting exercises. Firearms Instructor certificate issued for those achieving 80% on the written examination and range qualifications. (not transferable)

ADMJ 0061E. Firearms Instructor POST

Units: 2.5
Prerequisite: Successful completion of a California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified Police Academy and possess a POST basic certificate
Hours: 80 (36 lecture, 44 laboratory)
Knowledge and skills to train police officers in firearm safety, marksmanship and range program development. Includes fundamentals of marksmanship, curriculum development, firearms safety, range management, handgun/shotgun theory and nomenclature, developing qualification courses and diagnosing shooting problems through practical shooting exercises. Firearms Instructor certificate issued for those achieving 80% on the written examination and range qualifications. Safety fee required. (not transferable)

ADMJ 0062. Introduction to Corrections

Units: 3
Hours: 54 lecture
Provides a history and critical analysis of the various types of punishment, alternatives to punishment, and impact of punishment on the criminal justice system; explanations of criminal behavior; functions and objectives of the criminal justice system concerned with institutionalization, probation, parole, and other sentencing alternatives; critical examination of the types of correctional institutions, their clients, and contemporary correctional issues. (C-ID AJ 200) (CSU)

ADMJ 0067. Managing the Adult Offender

Units: 3
Advisory: Completion of ADMJ 0062 with grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 lecture
Survey course emphasizing behavior and characteristics of male and female offenders and the role of the correctional employee. Institutional environment, inmate subcultures, values, victimology, and gangs also discussed and analyzed. Population management issues, statistics, inmate rights, discipline and contemporary custody and treatment techniques identified and studied. (CSU)

ADMJ 0069. Institutional Corrections and Casework

Units: 3
Formerly known as ADMJ 63 and 66
Prerequisite: Completion of ADMJ 62 or 67 with grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 lecture
Institutional security levels, operations, and design. Inmate classification, institutional programs, treatment and intervention modalities and casework responsibility. Fiscal issues, legislation, current issues and societal attitudes affecting corrections. Custodial and ancillary career opportunities. Tours of various correctional institutions required. (CSU)

ADMJ 0070. Substantive Law

Units: 3
Hours: 54 lecture
An in-depth study of Penal Code and other codes which have an application to law enforcement and administration of justice. Includes misdemeanor and felony violations of the criminal statutes involving crimes against persons and property, public peace, dangerous weapons, narcotics, and vice violations. (CSU)

ADMJ 0072. Illegal Drugs - Recognition and Influence

Units: 3
Hours: 54 lecture
Study of current drugs of abuse including identification, street terms, prices, methods of use, history, and recognizing persons under the influence. Current law and law enforcement trends. Introduction to human physiology and drugs. (CSU)

ADMJ 0073. Writing for Criminal Justice

Units: 3
Hours: 54 lecture
Techniques for effectively communicating factual information in a clear, concise and thorough manner in the various types of reports used within the criminal justice system; emphasis on criminal justice terminology, use of English, and organization of information; practical experience in interviewing, note taking and report writing throughout the criminal justice system. (CSU)

ADMJ 0074. Computer Use in Criminal Justice

Units: 3
Hours: 72 (54 lecture, 18 laboratory)
An introduction to system strategies and computer techniques used by law enforcement agencies. Computer procedures, terminology, and program applications that produce crime support data. Database applications found in law enforcement identification, CAD (Computer Assisted Dispatch) systems, statistics, investigations and records management systems. (CSU)

ADMJ 0075. Values and Ethics in Criminal Justice

Units: 3
Hours: 54 lecture
Stresses the importance of values and ethics and appropriate moral judgments necessary in the administration of justice field. Provides an understanding of values and integrity which must be displayed, and communication skills necessary to be an effective criminal justice practitioner. (CSU)

ADMJ 0076. Street and Prison Gangs

Units: 3
Hours: 54 lecture
Theories of gang membership and behavior; law enforcement, community, and correctional intervention; characteristics and activities of prison and street gangs; impact on correctional and law enforcement operations and society. (CSU)

ADMJ 0077. Terrorist Tactics and the Role of the First Responder

Units: 3
Hours: 54 lecture
Through the use of case studies, first responders gain knowledge and understanding of terrorist behavior, typologies of terrorism and extremism, its ideology and role in domestic and international terrorism, preventative measures, threat, vulnerability and risk assessment procedures, weaponry, post-blast issues and other concerns. (CSU)

ADMJ 0089. Fraud Examination

Units: 3
Advisory: Completion of ADMJ 54 with grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 lecture
Covers principles and methodology of fraud detection and deterrence. Includes topics such as skimming, cash larceny, check tampering, register disbursement schemes, billing schemes, payroll and expense reimbursement schemes, non-cash misappropriations, corruption, accounting principles and fraud, fraudulent financial statements, and interviewing witnesses. (CSU)

ADMJ 0095. Internship in Administration of Justice

Units: 0.5-4
Designed for advanced students to work in an area related to their educational or occupational goal. Provides new on-the-job technical training under the direction of a worksite supervisor, allowing students to expand knowledge and skills in the chosen field. Mandatory orientation session and faculty approval to determine eligibility. One unit of credit is equal to each 60 hours of non-paid work, or each 75 hours of paid work. Students may earn up to a total of 16 units in internship courses (any course numbered 95 and PDEV 94). (CSU-with unit limitation)

ADMJ 0110. PC 832 - Arrest

Units: 2
Hours: 44 (36 lecture, 8 laboratory)
Covers ethics, courts, community relations, laws of arrest, use of force, search and seizure, investigations, and arrest and control methods. Meets California Penal Code Section 832 requirement for individuals having limited Peace Officer powers to complete a training course prescribed by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). No longer meets modular Police Academy requirements. May be repeated for credit to meet legally mandated education/training requirements. (not transferable)

ADMJ 0112. PC 832 - Firearms

Units: 0.5
Advisory: Completion of ADMJ 110 with grade of "C" or better
Hours: 24 (8 lecture, 16 laboratory)
Covers use of lethal force, shooting principles, safety guidelines and range qualifications. Meets California Penal Code Section 832 firearms requirement for individuals having limited Peace Officer powers to complete a training course prescribed by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). Students are required to present a California Department of Justice certification of no disqualifying criminal history preventing attendance, due on the first day of instruction. May be repeated for credit to meet legally mandated education/training requirements. (pass/no pass grading) (not transferable)

ADMJ 0115. POST Module III Academy Training

Units: 7.5
Advisory: Completion of ADMJ 61A, ADMJ 73, and ENGL A with grades of "C" or better
Hours: 175 (125 lecture, 50 laboratory)
Satisfies Module III training requirements of the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training Module III. Covers professionalism and ethics, report writing, preservation of evidence, crimes against the justice system, vehicle operations, traffic enforcement, laws of search and seizure, custody, arrest/control/baton, emergency care, firearms/chemical agents, community policing, information systems and cultural diversity issues. Students are required to obtain California Department of Justice certification of no disqualifying criminal history preventing attendance, due on the first day of instruction. Students must also possess a valid driver's license and vehicle insurance during the course. Safety and materials fees required. May be repeated for credit to meet legally mandated education/training requirements. (not transferable)

ADMJ 0120. POST Module II Academy Training

Units: 9
Advisory: Completion of ADMJ 61C, ADMJ 73, and ENGL N with grades of "C" or better
Hours: 223 (136 lecture, 87 laboratory)
Satisfies training requirements of the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training Module II. Covers community relations, criminal laws, search and seizure, evidence, report writing, enforcement techniques, crime scene investigation, property crimes, crimes against persons, investigations, arrest and control, firearms/chemical agents, crimes against the justice system, and cultural diversity/discrimination. Students are required to have successfully completed Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training Module III training standards and to obtain California Department of Justice certification of no disqualifying criminal history preventing attendance, due on the first day of instruction. Students are required to possess a valid driver's license and vehicle insurance during the course. Students are also required to have passed the POST Entry Level Law Enforcement Test Battery (PELLETB) with a minimum t-score of 42 within one year prior to the first day of class. Safety and materials fees required. May be repeated for credit to meet legally mandated education/training requirements. (not transferable)

ADMJ 0151. Administration of Justice Pathways

Units: 2
Hours:40 lecture
Covers career pathways in the Administration of Justice. Includes educational planning of available degree programs, labor market research, and the hiring process: development of a resume, background investigations, personal history statements, interview dynamics, and hiring examinations. (not transferable)

ADMJ 0200. Family Violence: Spousal/Partner, Child and Elder Abuse

Units: 3
Hours: 54 lecture
Covers historical, cultural, psychological and social precursors and effects of the three primary forms of domestic violence: spousal/partner, child and elder abuse. Responsibilities and roles of law enforcement, prosecution, court, corrections, medical and social service professionals are studied. Crisis intervention, multi-disciplinary investigation and interviewing, forensic examination and adjudication issues are addressed. Examines other legal issues including mandated reporting and protective orders and explores both prevention and intervention resources available in the community. (not transferable)

ADMJ 0610. Special Weapons and Tactics - Advanced

Units: 0.5
Prerequisite: Completion of POST Basic Academy and employment as a Peace Officer assigned to a Special Weapons and Tactics team
Hours: 24 (5 lecture, 19 laboratory)
Reality based training focusing on team challenges designed to test a SWAT team's methods and capabilities. Emphasis on team movement, hostage rescues, advanced firearms usage, physical endurance, and team problem exercises. May be repeated for credit to meet legally mandated requirements. (pass/no pass grading) (not degree applicable)

ADMJ 0630. Professional Training for Criminal Justice Personnel

Units: 0.5-3
Prerequisite: Appropriate federal and/or state certification (POST/STC) entry standards
Hours: 54 laboratory per unit
Satisfies required standards for law enforcement personnel in areas of knowledge, techniques and perishable skills. Emphasis on laws of arrest; search and seizure; first aid and CPR; firearms; defensive tactics; illegal drugs, officers safety; civil liability; ethics; communication skills; interview and interrogations; investigations; crime scene processing; and report writing. May be repeated for credit to meet legally mandated education/training requirements. (pass/no pass grading) (not degree applicable)

ADMJ 0631. Spanish for Law Enforcement

Units: 0.5
Prerequisite: Completion of PC 832 - Arrest, POST Module III Academy Training or POST Basic Academy
Hours: 9 lecture
Functional Spanish course designed for law enforcement personnel. Students learn the basic commands to complete a car stop, handcuffing and the Miranda advisement. (pass/no pass grading) (not degree applicable)

ADMJ 0632. Crime Scene Investigations for the Patrol Officer

Units: 0.5
Prerequisite: Completion of POST Basic Academy
Hours: 16 lecture
Fine tune the skills obtained in the Basic Academy regarding crime scene investigations for the patrol officer. Topics include fingerprinting, chain of evidence, videographing and the recognition of evidence and the importance of recording placement. (pass/no pass grading) (not degree applicable)

ADMJ 0633. Media Relations for Law Enforcement

Units: 0.5
Hours: 9 lecture
Designed to prepare the line officer to work with the media and give a press release. (pass/no pass grading) (not degree applicable)

ADMJ 0634. Report Writing Review for Law Enforcement

Units: 0.5
Prerequisite: Completion of PC 832 - Arrest, POST Module III Academy Training, or POST Basic Academy
Hours: 9 lecture
Course designed for law enforcement personnel who need a refresher report writing course. (pass/no pass grading) (not degree applicable)

ADMJ 0635. Interview and Interrogation for Law Enforcement

Units: 0.5
Prerequisite: Completion of POST Basic Academy
Hours: 9 lecture
Designed to provide officers with the knowledge to recognize distinct differences between interviews and interrogations. Covers legal issues and how to obtain truth from suspects, witnesses and victims. (pass/no pass grading) (not degree applicable)

ADMJ 0636. Basic Traffic Collision Investigation

Unit: 1
Prerequisite: Completion of POST Basic Academy
Hours: 24 (18 lecture, 6 laboratory)
Designed to provide officers with knowledge and skills to conduct traffic collision investigations and develop reasonable cause for establishing fault pursuant to California Vehicle Code Section 40600. (pass/no pass grading) (not degree applicable)

ADMJ 0637. Drug Abuse Recognition

Unit: 1
Prerequisite: Completion of POST Basic Academy
Hours: 24 lecture
Provides officers with the knowledge and skills to recognize signs and symptoms of drug influence, the DAR 7-step system, drug trends, how drugs affect the central nervous system, drug laws, report preparation and expert court testimony. (pass/no pass grading) (not degree applicable)

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Justify the importance of ethical behavior as it relates to the social contract between citizens and the justice system. 
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate competency in the functional relationships between the three components of the criminal justice system (Law Enforcement, Courts, and Corrections).
  • Develop skills necessary to successfully engage a career in the Administration of Justice field.
  • Analyze and critically evaluate information to solve problems within the Criminal Justice field.
  • Analyze and apply constitutional and legal principals to the Administration of Justice contemporary society.