Administration of Justice, Associate in Arts Degree
Banner code: 2_AA_CJAD
Financial aid: Eligible
Theories, principles, and techniques of law enforcement agencies, juvenile justice, and corrections.
Potential careers students may enter upon completion are as follows:
- Police officer
- Probation officer
Program Level Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Differentiate the roles of the law enforcement, courts, and corrections components of the criminal justice system.
- Evaluate the biological, psychological, and social causes of criminal behavior.
- Evaluate sources of information for criminal investigations.
- Describe crimes by their names, elements, and classifications.
- Explain the legal justifications required for conducting a search and an arrest, and the exceptions to these requirements.
- Evaluate legal arguments, and explain constitutional and statutory limits on the application of law.
- Identify the foundational requirements for the admissibility and the exclusion of evidence in a criminal court proceeding.
- Develop effective reading, writing, speaking, listening, and nonverbal communication skills for a variety of audiences.
- Discuss the Six Pillars of Character as defined by the Josephson Institute of Ethics: trustworthiness, respect, fairness, responsibility, justice and fairness, caring, civic virtue and citizenship, and how they apply to personal and professional environments.
Associate Degree Graduation Requirements
- Completion of General Education Requirements by one of the following methods:
- Completion of a minimum of 18 units as listed under Areas A through E, including the Cultural Diversity Requirement.
- Completion of a minimum of 39 units of CSU General Education requirements. Students who complete this pattern are also eligible to receive the Certificate of Achievement in CSU General Education Breadth.
- Completion of a minimum of 34 (UC) or 37 (CSU) units of Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements. Students who complete this pattern are also eligible to receive the Certificate of Achievement in IGETC.
- Completion of a Major or Area of Emphasis—a minimum of 18 units.
- Completion of additional elective units to a total of 60 units.
- 2.0 overall Grade Point Average at GWC and 2.0 overall Grade Point Average for all colleges attended.
- At least 12 units completed at GWC.
Students should consult a GWC counselor in order to select the best pathway to meet their educational goals. For students who intend to transfer, the choice of general education will be specific to both their major and transfer institution.
|CJ G140||Introduction To Criminal Justice||3|
|CJ G141||Concepts of Criminal Law||3|
|CJ G128||Criminal Procedure & Evidence||3|
|CJ G146||Police Report Writing||3|
|CJ G137||Community Relations And Special Issues In Criminal Justice||3|
|CJ G110||Criminal Investigation||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|CJ G123||Juvenile Law||3|
|CJ G150||Introduction To Corrections||3|
|CJ G151||Practical Aspects Of Corrections||3|
|CJ G152||Probation and Corrections: Case Planning and Supervision||3|
|GE Pattern (Local, CSU GE-Breadth, or IGETC)||18-39|