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SOCIAL SCIENCES: ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

Overview

Chabot College offers a comprehensive Administration of Justice Program with both Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS-T) degrees.

Our program attracts a diverse group of students seeking to transfer, careers in the administration of justice field, careers in the legal profession (pre-law) or students with a general interest in administration justice. Our program serves the diverse educational goals and objectives of these students.

The Associate in Science for Transfer Degree (AS-T) is specifically designed to prepare students to transfer to a California State University offering a major in Administration of Justice/Criminal Justice. The two-year program combines instruction in aspects of the criminal justice system related to law enforcement, criminal law and procedure, evidence, criminal investigation and forensics, and general education courses required for graduation and transfer. Students completing the AS-T degree receive priority admission to the California State University.

 
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At Chabot, the Administration of Justice Program is part of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Division. Consequently, we teach and study administration of justice not only as a program guided by well-established academic theories in the social sciences, but from the perspective of the practitioner. One of our primary goals is to ensure that students leave the program with an understanding of what administration of justice professionals do as well as an appreciation of the political, social, cultural, and philosophical forces that shape policies and practices in the administration of justice system.
 
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  The two-year program combines instruction in corrections, law enforcement, and security with general education courses. The program has been authorized by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and the Board of Corrections to offer certain technical and specialized courses.

Chabot is a proud participant in the 2+2+3 Pathway to Law School Initiative. Learn more at: http://californialawinc.com/
 
Contact: chabotlawandjustice@gmail.com    
     

Full Time Faculty

William Hanson
Phone: (510) 723-2614
Email:
whanson@chabotcollege.edu
Office: 402K

Cheryl Mackey
Phone: (510) 723-6980
Email:
cmackey@chabotcollege.edu
Office: 402J

Part Time Faculty

 

Degrees/Certificates

Associate in Sciences for Transfer (AS-T)
Chabot College offers an Associate in Sciences for Transfer Degree in Administration of Justice specifically designed to prepare students to transfer to a California State University offering a major in Administration of Justice/Criminal Justice. For information on the required courses in this degree click HERE.

Associate in Arts (AA)
This Administration of Justice degree prepares students for careers in the fields of law enforcement, probation, parole, security, and related criminal justice fields along with related technical occupations. For information on the required courses in this degree click HERE.

Course Descriptions

Administration of Justice 40: Juvenile Procedures (3 Units)
This course is an examination of the origin, development, and organization of the juvenile justice system as it evolved in the U.S. justice system. The course explores the theories that focus on juvenile law, courts and processes, and the constitutional protections extended to juveniles in the U.S. justice system.

Administration of Justice 45: Law and Democracy (3 Units)
The Law and Democracy course is an interdisciplinary exploration of themes such as equality, citizenship, participation, access, and social justice. We will look critically at how law structures as well as limits democracy and examine the idea of democracy as a universal value. We will look critically at how law structures as well as limits democracy and examine the idea of democracy as a universal value. May not receive credit if POSC 45 has been completed. Prerequisite: ADMJ 50 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) or , POSC 1 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher)

Administration of Justice 50: Introduction to the Administration of Justice (3 Units)
This is an introductory course that examines the characteristics of the criminal justice system in the United States. The course covers the history, theory, and philosophy of administration of justice and the evolution of the principles, operational practices, and structure of the police, courts, and corrections agencies. Particular emphasis is placed on crime measurement, theoretical explanations of crime, and the challenges and opportunities for law enforcement in an increasingly diverse society. Students are introduced to the origins and development of criminal law, legal processes, and sentencing and incarceration policies.

Administration of Justice 54:  Investigative Reporting (3 Units)

Investigative reports with emphasis upon accuracy and necessary details. Includes arrest reports, incident reports and miscellaneous field reports. Techniques and methods used to cover information; how to analyze and present information in a clear and concise report.

Administration of Justice 55: Introduction to Correctional Science (3 Units)
This course provides a critical analysis of punishment and the modern correctional process as utilized in the rehabilitation of adult and juvenile offenders. Exploration of the various types of punishment, alternatives to punishment, types of correctional institutions, and the impact of punishment on the criminal justice system.

Administration of Justice 60: Criminal Law (3 Units)
This course offers an analysis of the doctrine of criminal liability in the United States and the classification of crimes against persons, property, morals, and public welfare. Special emphasis is placed on the classification of crime, the general elements of particular crimes, and defenses to crime. This course utilizes case law and case studies to introduce students to criminal law and will include some limited discussion of prosecution and defense decision making, criminal culpability, and defenses to crime.

Administration of Justice 61: Evidence (3 Units)
This course examines the origins, development, philosophy and the constitutional basis for the rules of evidence. During the course of the semester, we will explore the rules and policies governing the kinds of information which can be received at trial, how evidence can be properly developed and obtained by law enforcement officers, and how evidence may be considered by the judge and/or jury. Topics are considered from both a theoretical and a practical viewpoint.

Administration of Justice 63: Criminal Investigation (3 Units)
This course addresses the techniques, procedures, and ethical issues in the investigation of crime, including organization of the investigative process, crime scene searches, interviewing and interrogating, surveillance, source of information, utility of evidence, scientific analysis of evidence and the role of the investigator in the trial process.

Administration of Justice 69: Sex Crime Investigation (3 Units)
Sexual assault investigations; human behavior in relation to sexual attitudes and behavior; sexual assault laws and investigations; interview and interrogation techniques; court preparation and trial phase; and sex crime prevention. 

Administration of Justice 70: Community Relations (3 Units)
This course examines the complex, dynamic relationship between communities and the justice system in addressing crime and conflict with an emphasis on the challenges and prospects of administering justice within a diverse multicultural population. Topics covered may include crime prevention, restorative justice, conflict resolution, and ethics.

Administration of Justice 74: Gangs and Drugs (2 Units)
Definition of a gang and gang activity. Historical and cultural aspects. Inter-relationships among local, national and international gangs, including prison gangs. Gang activity in relation to drug trafficking.

Administration of Justice 79: Homicide Investigation (3 Units)
Analysis of the death case in order to arrive at the true cause and manner of the death, whether it be murder, suicide, accidental or natural. Emphasis on importance to investigation of the death scene.

Administration of Justice 80: Criminal Court Process (3 Units)
This course examines due process and the constitutional, statutory and rule-based issues that arise in the formal processing of a criminal case from pre-arrest through trial and appeal.

Administration of Justice 85: Introduction to Forensics (3 Units)
This course provides an introduction to the role of forensics in criminal investigations. It examines the methods utilized in the forensic analysis of crime scenes, pattern evidence, instruments, firearms, documents and controlled substances.

Administration of Justice 89: Family Violence (3 Units)
Origins of violence in the family including child abuse from the administration of justice perspective. Specific types of violent interactions and abuse among family members and responsible adults. Emphasis on techniques for use by peace officers and other social service professionals to intervene effectively.

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