Administration of Justice

Administration of Justice - AAS

Administration of Justice
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2017 Spring
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The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Administration of Justice curriculum is interdisciplinary in nature and provides the student, including practitioners, with a broad based knowledge of the criminal justice field. It prepares the student/practitioner for Administration of Justice careers in, but not limited to: law enforcement, security, evidence technology, adult and juvenile corrections/detentions, probation/parole, victim advocacy and social services/community based agencies/organizations.

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Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in each course in the Required Courses area.
AJS101Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
AJS109Substantive Criminal Law 3
AJS200Current Issues in Criminal Justice 3
AJS205Criminal Justice Report Writing 3
AJS212Juvenile Justice Procedures 3
AJS225Criminology 3
AJS230The Police Function 3
AJS240The Correction Function 3
AJS/EMT/FSC/SWU258Victimology and Crisis Management 3
AJS260Procedural Criminal Law 3
Restricted Electives
Students must complete 9-12 credits from the following list of courses to complete a minimum of 64 credits for the AAS degree.
AJS+++++ Any AJS prefix courses not listed under Required Courses area
HES201Substance Abuse and Behavior 3
CWE198++Any CWE Career/Work Experience (any suffixed course) 1-3
General Education
General Education RequirementCredits 25-27
General Education CoreCredits 15-17
First-Year CompositionCredits 6
Any approved general education course in the First-Year Composition area 6
Oral CommunicationCredits 3
Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area 3
Critical ReadingCredits 3
Any approved general education course in the Critical Reading area or equivalent as indicated by assessment 3
MathematicsCredits 3-5
Any approved general education course in the Mathematics area or equivalent as indicated by assessment 3-5
General Education DistributionCredits 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits 3
Any approved general education course in the Humanities, Arts and Design area except AJS123 if taken as a Restricted Elective 3
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits 3
PSY101Introduction to Psychology (3) OR
SOC101Introduction to Sociology (3) OR
SOC241Race and Ethnic Relations (3)
Natural SciencesCredits 4
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences area 4
  1. Identify and describe the three major components of the Criminal Justice System. (AJS101)
  2. Trace and describe the historical development of common law to modern criminal law including the elements and classifications of crime. (AJS109)
  3. Identify and analyze current issues and trends in the criminal justice system. (AJS200)
  4. Write concise and accurate reports for law enforcement, probation, parole, corrections, and case management. (AJS205)
  5. Trace and describe the history and development of juvenile justice theories, procedures, and institutions in terms of juveniles as victims and juveniles as perpetrators. (AJS212)
  6. Describe deviances, identify theories of criminality, and analyze statistics related to types of crime. (AJS225)
  7. Describe the history of policing, including the principles, roles and functions of police. (AJS230)
  8. Describe the missions and interrelationships of federal, state, and local law enforcement systems. (AJS230)
  9. Describe the history and development of correctional theories and institutions. (AJS240)
  10. Describe the role that corrections performs in the criminal justice system. (AJS240)
  11. Describe the historical changes in the way society views and treats victims and describe techniques of crisis intervention including coping skills, stress management, and community resources. (AJS258)
  12. Identify the functions of the rules of misdemeanor and felony criminal procedures from arrest through initial appearance, trial, sentencing, and appeals process. (AJS260)
  13. Describe the roles and responsibilities within the judicial system of prosecutors, defense counsel, magistrates, juries, and the public. (AJS260)
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