Administration of Justice, Associate in Arts (AA): Law Enforcement Emphasis
|AJ 101||Introduction To The Administration Of Justice||3|
|AJ 102||Ethics In The Criminal Justice System||3|
|AJ 105||Diversity, Law and Justice||3|
|AJ 107||Concepts Of Criminal Law||3|
|AJ 111||Criminal Investigation||3|
|AJ 113||Community Relations (Department)||3|
|Select two courses from the following:||6|
|Legal Aspects Of Evidence and Procedure|
|Introduction to Corrections|
|Introduction To Forensics|
|Introduction To Criminology|
|The Study Of Murder|
|Terrorism And The Criminal Justice System|
|Women's Issues In The Criminal Justice System|
|Crime and Human Behavior|
|The Study of Evil|
The Associate Degree will be awarded upon completion of both department and college requirements. These include:
- Complete all department requirements with a “C” or better or “P” in each course. Candidates for an Associate Degree are required to complete at least 20% of the department requirements through SBCC.
- Complete a general education option (Option 1: SBCC General Education and Institutional and Information Competency; Option 2: IGETC; Option 3: CSU GE Breadth). General Education options allowed for each Associate Degree program vary. Refer to http://www.sbcc.edu/apply/degrees_certificates.php for a list of General Education options for each SBCC Associate Degree program;
- Other graduation requirements as outlined on the Graduation Requirements page.
Demonstrate an understanding of the American criminal justice system and the scope of responsibilities of the various local, state and federal law enforcement agencies beginning with arrest through parole.
Articulate the system’s objectives, the crime problem, and role expectations of criminal justice personnel, and describe the various agencies and each subsystem within the system.
Describe the system’s responsibilities to the community, factors in crime causation, the social implications of crime and communication barriers between the system and the community.
Articulate the differences between the major criminological theories of the causes of crime and how those theories relate to policies toward crime and criminal behavior.
Analyze legal concepts and make rational decisions about case processing. Demonstrate knowledge of the rules of evidence, legal definitions and concepts of evidentiary law. Apply basic investigative proficiencies.
Demonstrate critical thinking and analytical skills acquired in the social sciences in preparation for continuance of college-level education.