SRJC Course Outlines

9/16/2019 9:32:16 AMAJ 21 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

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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Formerly: 

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 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates

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 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates
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

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Describe the criminal justice subsystems including the history, structure, and function of the
    subsystems and careers within each.
2.  Describe the differences between federal, state, and local levels of the justice system.
3.  Identify the major theories explaining crime causation, statistical reporting, and victimology.
4.  Explain the pretrial, trial, and adjudication processes.
5.  Describe the Constitutional Amendments that pertain to the criminal justice system.
 

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Students will be able to:
1. Explain the history and development of the justice system including the subsystems of law
    enforcement, courts, and corrections.
2. Identify the objectives and societal influences 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 structures and roles of each criminal justice
    subsystem at the federal, state, and local levels.
6. Recognize and identify the key steps in the judicial process from pretrial to adjudication.
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
    C. Types of justice
    D. Relationship between social justice and criminal justice
II. Criminal Justice System
    A. Objectives
    B. Exchange relationships between the subsystems including law enforcement, courts, and
         corrections
III. Crime
    A. Definition
    B. Principles of legality
     C. Major crime causation theories
    D. Crime statistical reporting
    E. Social harm
IV. Law Enforcement Subsystem
    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 Subsystem
    A. History
    B. Federal and state structure
    C. Appellate courts
    D. Trial courts
    E. Prosecutor's role
    F. Defense attorney's role
    G. 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 Subsystem
    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 including analytical case studies (10-20)
3. Research projects (1-3)
4. Weekly or unit quizzes (4-15), midterm exams (1-3), 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 and research paper(s)
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 30%
Written homework activities and case studies
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%
Quizzes, midterms, final exam: multiple-choice, true-false, short-answer, or short essays
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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Criminal Justice in Action. 10th ed. Gaines, Larry and Miller, Roger. Cengage Learning. 2019
Introduction to Criminal Justice. 3rd ed. Rennison, Callie and Dodge, Mary. Sage Publishing. 2019
The Decision Making Network: An Introduction to Criminal Justice. 2nd ed. Slate, Risdon and Anderson, Patrick and Carter, Lisa. 2018
Introduction to Criminal Justice, A Balanced Approach. 2nd ed. Payne, Brian and Oliver, Willard and Marion, Nancy. Sage Publishing. 2016
Instructor prepared materials

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