Administration of Justice, Associate in Science (AS): Legal Studies Emphasis
|AJ 101||Introduction To The Administration Of Justice||3|
|AJ 102||Ethics In The Criminal Justice System||3|
|AJ 103||Legal Aspects Of Evidence and Procedure||3|
|AJ 105||Diversity, Law and Justice||3|
|AJ 107||Concepts Of Criminal Law||3|
|AJ 245||Constitutional Law||3|
|Select two courses from the following:||6-8|
|Introduction to Corrections|
|Introduction To Forensics|
|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|
|Law And Society|
or POLS 151H
|Law And Society, Honors|
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.
- 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.
- Analyze the role of the Constitution and judiciary in shaping society, the criminal justice system, and our system of government.
- Examine the issues of judicial review and incorporation of the Bill of Rights and evaluate and assess the effect of the political process on Supreme Court interpretations.
- Demonstrate critical thinking and analytical skills acquired in the social sciences in preparation for continuance of college-level education.