SRJC Course Outlines

11/28/2020 8:38:35 PMAJ 355 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AJ 355Title:  PC832 ARREST COURSE  
Full Title:  Penal Code 832 Powers of Arrest Course
Last Reviewed:5/14/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum.75Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum.75Lab Scheduled2.251 min.Lab Scheduled39.38
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.25 Contact Total39.38
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 39.38 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Non-Applicable
Grading:  P/NP Only
Repeatability:  21 - Legally Mandated Repetition
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AJ 221.9

Catalog Description:
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This course is an introduction to criminal law, laws of arrest, search and seizure and basic law enforcement principles and practices.  It fulfills the arrest component of the training mandated by California Penal Code Section 832 (PC 832) for employment as a peace officer. The course is certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) and the State Standards and Training for Corrections Program (STC).

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is an introduction to criminal law, laws of arrest, search and seizure and basic law enforcement principles and practices.  It fulfills the arrest component of the training mandated by California Penal Code Section 832 (PC 832) for employment as a peace officer. The course is certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) and the State Standards and Training for Corrections Program (STC).
(P/NP Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:21 - Legally Mandated Repetition

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Describe the role and responsibilities of a peace officer in the State of California.
2.  Describe the role of arrest in the criminal justice system.
 

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Upon successful completion of the course, student will be able to:
1. Explain relationships between the three primary institutions within the criminal justice system.
2. Distinguish between constitutional, statuatory, and case law.
3. Identify the key elements of a lawful detention and arrest.
4. Recognize rules and laws to conduct lawful searches and seizure of evidence.
5. Identify key elements of a criminal investigation.
6. Describe when a peace officer has legal authority to use force.
7. Demonstrate essential principles of arrest methods and defensive tactics.

Topics and Scope
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I. Peace Officer Role and Responsibilities
    A. Leadership, professionalism and ethics
    B. Community relations
    C. Cultural diversity
    D. Discrimination
II. Criminal Justice System
    A. U. S. Constitution and rights of individuals
    B. Law enforcement component
    C. Judicial component
    D. Correctional component
III. Introduction to Criminal Law
    A. Constitutional, statutory and case law
    B. Felony, misdemeanor, infractions
    C. Principals, accessories, accomplices
    D. Crimes against the justice system
IV. Search and Seizure
    A. Constitutional protections/legal searches
    B. Probable cause
    C. Search warrants
    D. Knock and notice
    E. Plain view
V. Laws of Arrest
    A. Constitutional rights
    B. Reasonable suspicion
    C. Detention
    D. Probable cause to arrest
    E. Warrant vs. warrantless arrest
    F. Interview and interrogation
VI. Criminal Investigation
    A. Preliminary investigation
    B. Evidence collection and preservation
    C. Presentation of evidence
    D. Investigative report writing
VII. Use of Force
    A. Legal authority to use force
    B. Legal standard for the use of force
    C. Unreasonable force
VIII. Arrest Methods/Defensive Tactics
    A. Search of a person
    B. Use of controlling force
    C. Restraint devices
    D. Use of impact weapon
    E. Prisoner transport

Assignments:
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1. Written in-class assignments (3-5)
2. Practice quizzes (3-5)
3. State mandated final examination (1)
4. State mandated skills demonstration (4)
5. Mandatory attendance and participation

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
0 - 0%
None
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
In-class assignments
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
25 - 40%
State mandated skill demonstration
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
25 - 40%
Quizzes and final examination (multiple choice)
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
25 - 40%
Mandatory attendance and participation as required by POST and STC


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials.
Learning Domain Workbooks. POST. (current edition)

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