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Administration of Justice - CCL

Gainful Employment Information
Major: 5137
Effective Term: 2014 Fall Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 30

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Administration of Justice program is designed to prepare men and women for careers within the criminal justice system, including, but not limited to: law enforcement, the courts, probation and parole, corrections, and the various social service agencies that support the criminal justice system. It is interdisciplinary in nature and provides the student with a broad knowledge of the conceptual occupational issues and concerns existent within the criminal justice system. The program also provides criminal justice practitioners with the opportunity for continued education and academic growth and development.

Program Notes:

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the Program.

Students who have completed an Arizona POST certified academy may be waived from the following courses: AJS101, AJS109, AJS260, AJS270, and AJS275 through the “credit by evaluation” process. Students without prior experiences in the field of law enforcement should consult with the program director.

Admission Criteria: None
Program Prerequisites: None
Required Courses
AJS101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
AJS109 Substantive Criminal Law 3
AJS113 Criminal Justice Crime Control Policies and Practices 3
AJS212 Juvenile Justice Procedures 3
AJS225 Criminology 3
AJS230 The Police Function 3
AJS240 The Correction Function 3
AJS260 Procedural Criminal Law 3
AJS270 Community Relations 3
AJS275 Criminal Investigations I 3

Program Competencies

  1. Identify and describe the major components of the criminal justice process. (AJS101)
  2. Describe governmental structure and its relationship to the criminal justice system. (AJS101)
  3. Trace the historical development of common and statutory law. (AJS109)
  4. List and describe elements necessary to prove the corpus delicti of criminal acts as found in the common law and the Arizona Revised Statutes. (AJS109)
  5. Focus on changing the distribution of crime opportunities rather than offender motivation. (AJS113)
  6. Application of situational crime prevention strategies, problem-oriented crime control approaches, hot spots policing, defensible space, and crime prevention through defensible space. (AJS113)
  7. Trace the history and development of juvenile justice theories, procedures, and institutions. (AJS212)
  8. Identify and describe the major social, political, and legal issues associated with crime in America. (AJS225)
  9. Identify deviance, society's role in defining behavior, theories of criminality, and the psychological impact of crime. (AJS225)
  10. Identify principal functions of the police in American Society. (AJS230)
  11. Trace the history of policing from ancient times to the modern era. (AJS230)
  12. Describe the interrelationships and missions of the federal, state, and local law enforcement systems. (AJS230)
  13. Trace the history and development of correctional theories and institutions. (AJS240)
  14. Identify and describe various types of correctional institutions and the role that corrections performs in the criminal justice system. (AJS240)
  15. Describe procedural criminal law requirements and their effect on the criminal justice system. (AJS260)
  16. Describe the criminal law procedures for arrest, search, and seizure. (AJS260)
  17. Identify principles of law which have evolved from "landmark" decisions pertaining to criminal justice. (AJS260)
  18. Trace the development of police/community programs. (AJS270)
  19. Identify and describe future trends in police/community relations. (AJS270)
  20. Identify and describe the goals and objectives of criminal investigation. (AJS275)
  21. Describe criminal investigation and list the appropriate steps to be undertaken during the investigation of specific crimes. (AJS275)

Complete program information is available here.

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change.

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