AJ-10 Intro Criminal Justice System Overview of the history and philosophy of the U.S. justice system; study of the modern criminal justice system and its components, law enforcement, courts, and corrections; identifying the roles of the various professionals within the system and their interrelationships; analysis of legal issues; study of theories of crime causation, punishment, and rehabilitation.
AJ-11 Criminal Law History, philosophy, and constitutional provisions of criminal law; study of penal code statutes and other statutory and case law applicable to law enforcement, including exploration of crimes against persons and property, public peace, narcotics, and dangerous weapons.
AJ-14 Criminal Justice Process Analysis of legal processes from pre-arrest through trial and appeal, sentencing, and corrections procedures utilizing statutory law and state and constitutional law precedents.
AJ-15 Criminal Investigations Addresses procedures and concepts as applied to criminal investigations, including surveillance; crime scene response management; and identification, collection, and processing of physical evidence. Covers U.S. Constitution and Statutory/Case Law; interview/interrogation processes and techniques; identifying information sources; procuring search warrants; serving search warrants; exceptions to the search warrant rule, and court process. Emphasis is placed on developing the student's capacity to analyze specific situations and identify sound ethical investigative procedures.
AJ-19 Multicultural Communities Examines the complex relationship between multicultural communities and the criminal justice system, analyzing cultural differences and strategies to effectively address crime related issues. Addresses potential societal barriers involving race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, social class, culture and the evolution of the law enforcement profession in understanding how relationships are developed, maintained and changed to meet ethnic and minority group needs. Additional topics include multicultural representation in Law Enforcement, Cross-Cultural Communication, Community Policing, and restorative justice principles.
Ready to get started?
Learn the skills to apply or get promoted in better paying jobs
Feel a sense of confidence in yourself and make your dream a reality
Make connections through professors, classmates, and internships