Associate degree in Administration of Justice

General

Program Description

The general field referred to as “Administration of Justice” is directed toward the prevention, discovery, control, and treatment of crimes, criminals, and criminality. Students desiring to enter a career concerned with the administration of justice will find that this curriculum has flexibility that allows them to prepare for specific fields included in that broad category. The program also provides the basis for advanced study at a four-year college. Opportunities for college graduates include positions in local, state, and federal, law enforcement, courts and correctional services.

Recommended High School Preparation

General college preparatory courses

Career opportunities

  • Police officer
  • Court clerk
  • Corrections deputy
  • Lawyer
  • FBI Agent
  • Investigator
  • Evidence technician

Skills

  • analyze crime causation, recognize the elements within criminal statutes, and familiarity with criminal procedures
  • evaluate the complex legal aspects of criminal investigations, procedures, constitutional law, and case law
  • apply laws and procedures for the collection and utilization of evidence for the purpose of criminal prosecutions
  • understand the purpose and authority of the local, state, and federal courts systems
  • recognize, understand, and acquire a sensitivity to the diverse cultures in our society and how this diversity impacts the criminal justice system

Required Program

  • ADMJ 300 Introduction to Administration of Justice - 3
  • ADMJ 301 Investigative Report Writing - 3
  • ADMJ 302 Community Relations: Multicultural Issues - 3
  • ADMJ 304 Juvenile Delinquency - 3
  • ADMJ 320 Concepts of Criminal Law - 3
  • ADMJ 322 Criminal Procedures - 3
  • ADMJ 323 Legal Aspects of Evidence - 3
  • ADMJ 330 Criminal Investigation - 3

Total Units Required 24

Last updated Jan 2018

About the School

Sacramento City College is an open-access, comprehensive community college, serving a diverse student population. We provide a wide range of educational opportunities and support services leading to t ... Read More

Sacramento City College is an open-access, comprehensive community college, serving a diverse student population. We provide a wide range of educational opportunities and support services leading to transfer, career advancement, basic skills development, degree and certificate attainment, and personal enrichment. Our commitment to continuous improvement through outcome-guided assessment, planning, and evaluation promotes student learning. Through these efforts, we contribute to the intellectual, cultural, and economic vitality of the community. Read less