SRJC Course Outlines

11/18/2019 7:35:39 PMAJ 21 Course Outline as of Fall 2010

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AJ 21Title:  INTRO TO ADMIN JUSTICE  
Full Title:  Introduction to Administration of Justice
Last Reviewed:3/11/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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This course explores the historical development and philosophy of the administration of justice in America, including theories of crime, punishment, rehabilitation, and the identification of the system and various subsystems, role expectations, and their interrelationships in society.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course explores the historical development and philosophy of the administration of justice in America, including theories of crime, punishment, rehabilitation, and the identification of the system and various subsystems, role expectations, and their interrelationships in society.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: AJ 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice SRJC Equivalent Course(s): AJ21

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon successful completion of the course, student will be able to:
1.  Explain the history and evolution of the justice system.
2.  Identify the objectives of the law enforcement, judicial, corrections, and juvenile subsystems of the justice system.
3.  List the  justice system's responsibilities to society.
4.  Identify general concepts in crime causation, crime statistical reporting, and the impact of crime on society.
5.  Compare and contrast the organizational structure, and roles of each criminal justice subsystems at the federal, state, and local levels.
6.  Recognize and identify the key steps in the judicial process.
7.  Identify and explain key U.S. Constitutional rights related to criminal justice and criminal procedures.
8.  Explain the education, training, and professionalism needed for careers in the criminal justice system.

Topics and Scope
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I. History and Evolution
      A. U.S. Constitutional Amendments (First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, and Fourteenth)
      B. Due process and crime control perspectives
II. Criminal Justice System
      A. Objectives
      B. Exchange relationships between the subsystems
III. Crime
      A. Definition
      B. Principles of legality
      C. Major crime causation theories
      D. Crime statistical reporting
      E. Social harm
IV. Law Enforcement Subsystems
      A. History  
      B. Federal, state, and local organization and roles
      C. Constitutional law and policing procedures
      D. Hiring process, training, and professionalism
      E. Trends in policing
V. Courts Subsystems
      A. Federal and state structure
      B. Appellate courts
      C. Trial courts
      D. Prosecutor's role
      E. Defense attorney's role
      F. Court work group roles
VI. Judicial Process
      A. Complaint, indictment, petition
      B. Pre-trial releases
      C. Arraignment
      D. Motions
      E. Preliminary hearing
      F. Plea bargaining
      G. Trial
      H. Sentencing
VII. Correctional Subsystems
      A. History
      B. Structure
      C. Philosophy of punishment
      D. Prison culture
      E. Parole
      F. Probation
      G. Re-entry into society
VIII. Juvenile Justice System
      A. History and philosophy
      B. Delinquent juveniles
      C. Dependent juveniles

Assignments:
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1.  Weekly reading assignments of 20-30 pages
2.  Written homework assignments (10-20)
3.  Research projects (1-3)
4.  Term project, weekly quizzes, midterm exam, and final exam

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 30%
Written homework; research papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 30%
Homework activities
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 70%
Research paper, multiple-choice, true-false, short-answer, essay quizzes, midterm and final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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1.  Criminal Justice in America (6th). Cole, George and Smith, Christopher. Wadsworth Publishing: 2011
2.  Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction (8th). Schmalleger, Frank. Prentice Hall: 2010
3.  Instructor prepared materials

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